Mangalore, June 2: President of the Kannada Development Authority, Mukhyamantri Chandru has stressed the need for a new policy which not only encourages teaching English to students, but also safeguards the interests of regional languages.
Speaking to press persons at the DC Office Meeting Hall on June 2, Monday, Chandru strongly felt that a recent Supreme Court judgement which does not make it mandatory for education in Kannada medium, may affect regional languages.
On the issue of a separate Tulu state, he made it clear that he was not in support of the demand and that he would neither support such a demand on the pretext of development. He also made a strong case for the newly elected MPs of the state to take oath in their state language. Chandru further said once Tulu is included in Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, he wouldn’t mind MPs of the region taking oath in Tulu.
‘Mahabharathada Mahapaatragalu’ a book authored by Dr Chandrashekhar Daamle was released by Kadri Navaneetha Shetty on the occasion.
Khader Shah, Information Officer; Sadashiva Prabhu, Additional DC; Dr K Muralidhar, Secretary of the KDA and others were present.