'Proposal for compulsory Kannada education yet to be realised'

He was speaking after participating in the 95th Foundation Day celebrations of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat at DGMP School in Kolar recently.

He said the Kannada Sahitya Parishat was conceived to develop Kannada language, land and its people.

Though, presently there are 1.20 lakh members of Kannada Sahitya Parishat. Yet the problems of our State continue to exist. We have not been able to find amicable solutions to the current problems prevailing in our State.

The border dispute and the Hogenekkal issue still needs to be settled. The proposal for compulsory Kannada education for all is yet to be realised. In this backdrop, the Karnataka government should also follow in the footsteps of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu governments, he said.

Another guest Prof A B Basavaraju said not just Kannadigas, even non-speaking Kannadigas should also develop patriotism towards Kannada language. Kannada litterateurs should be recognised for their works, he expressed.

Speaking on the occasion former district president of Bangarpet Kannada Sahitya Parishat M S Ramaprasad said efforts should be made to popularise Kannada language examinations conducted by the Kannada Sahitya Parishat in the State. Students appearing for such examinations should be guided and trained properly, he added.
Former president of the district Kannada Sahitya Parishat T P Krishnamurthy was also present on the dais.

DGMP School President Nagarajagowda presided over the programme. K Prahlad Rao welcomed the guests. V Shriram proposed a vote of thanks. Ramamurthy compered the programme.

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