'Provide reservation in jobs for Kannada medium students'

'Provide reservation in jobs for Kannada medium students'

The government should provide reservation in employment for students who have studied in Kannada medium.

This will in turn encourage children to pursue their studies in Kannada medium schools, said Kannada Sahitya Parishat taluk unit immediate past president Muneer Mohammed.

He was speaking at a programme organised to mark 60th year of unification of Karnataka organised by Madikeri taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Government First Grade Women’s College on Saturday. “The present generation are torch-bearers of Kannada language. However, there has been decline in love and passion for Kannada language among the youth. In the past those who had pursued their studies in Kannada medium had achieved greater heights. They had a respect even in private sector. However, the situation has changed now. Majority of the private educational institutions are engaged in money-making and are not giving importance to the talent of the students,” he lamented.

“There is a treasure of knowledge in Kannada literary world. The youth force should read Kannada literature. There is a bright future for Kannada medium students as well. The students should engage themselves in literary activities by involving themselves in creative writing. The Maharashtra Ekikarana Samithis in Belagavi are working against the interest of Kannada on the border of Karnataka. Inspite of having 70% of Kannadigas in Kasargod, we have failed to get the status for Kannada language in Kerala,” he said.
Kannada Sahitya Parishat district unit president B S Lokesh Sagar said that many have sacrificed their lives for the unification of Karnataka. The youth should have knowledge on the history.

Madikeri Urban Development Authority president A C Chummi Devaiah students should not develop inferior complex towards Kannada language. 

Senior artiste Ambekallu Susheela Kushalappa was felicitated.

Taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Kudekal Santhosh was present.