Closing of Kannada Division in Colleges not convincing-Says Kalkura

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Mangalore, June 12: Praveen Kumar kalkura, President, Kannada Sahitya Parishath has said in his address that State government’s directives of closing Kannada division in colleges, where there are less fifteen students are highly objectionable and not proper. He has compelled the government to withdraw the order immediately in the best interest of students in particular and Kannada professionals in general.

While speaking in the district Kannada Sahitya parishath and working committee meet he said that even if one student was there in class, educational institutions must provide an opportunity to study Kannada according to Constitution.

In the name of reducing expenditure, idea of closing Kannada division in colleges is not at all convincing and thereby affecting the employment opportunities of Kannada professionals/teachers.

When there were five students in music.ecology, electronics, numerology, study on women, Study on offence and journalism etc, class can be conducted, why only Kannada students are being deprived of their opportunities, he questioned.

With this government’s attitude, not only number of Kannada students will be dwindled but also Kannada teachers/professors and Kannada language are being affected and injustice to Kannada language, he expressed his anxiety.

In the meet it has been decided to hold one reconciliation comprising of experts from Shikshana Samsthe, and concerned departmental officials.

Dr Devraj,Principal,SDM college,Mangalore,B Aithappa Nayak,Zilla Kannada Parishath committee member,Dr M P Shreenath,Ramakrishna Bhat Belalu,K Prabhakar Sooterpete,Jayananda Peraje,Presidents of taluk Kannada Parishath,Meenakshi Gowda,Sullia,Vijayalaxmi B Shetty,Mangalore,A P Malathi,writer,Aravinda Bijai,Vinaya Acharya Suratkal among others were present.

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