Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

Kannadigarella ondaagi Kannadavannu ulisona, kalisona and belesona

`Safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in border areas’

`Safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in border areas’

Staff Correspondent

http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/23/stories/2007012309970300.htm

`Language losing its primacy owing to globalisation’

 

 



TRADITIONAL START: Siddalingaiah, president of the Kannada Development Authority, inaugurating the Raichur Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan in Manvi on Monday.

 

 

Manvi (Raichur district): The Raichur Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelan has urged the Government to exercise caution while implementing globalisation. Efforts should be made to safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in the border areas, it was pointed out.

Siddalingaiah, president of the Kannada Development Authority who inaugurated the sammelan, said that the language, which had a history of more than 2,000 years, got its importance after the reorganisation of the State. It was unfortunate that the language had been losing its primacy after implementation of the globalisation policy, he said.

The State had got its status of “Kannada nadu” after the reorganisation of States. But the successive Governments had failed to bring “Kannadikarana” at all levels of the administration.

Kannadigas should forget their mother tongue although they would needthe help of other languages while seeking jobs. Dr. Siddalingaiah said that the Government had not initiated effective measures to improve facilities in schools in the border districts of the State. During his recent visit to Raichur district, he said he had found that children in about 13 schools along the border with Andhra Pradesh had been facing problems in procuring Kannada books. This had forced them to opt for regional languages, he said.

Dr. Siddalingaiah directed the district administration and the Raichur Zilla Panchayat to supply Kannada books in schools on the border within the next three days and submit a report to him on the action taken, he said.

Private organisations in the State were bringing labourers from outside instead of providing employment to the local people, he said. Dr. Siddalingaiah said that he had sent a letter to the Government to initiate action against such organisations.

Amaresh Nugudoni, chairperson of the sammelan, reiterated the need for an agricultural policy that will protect the interests of farmers, safeguard their land and ensure remunerative price for their produce.

Globalisation had encouraged the Government to set up special economic zones by grabbing the land of farmers at throwaway prices, he said.

January 23, 2007 - Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, Nanjundappa Report

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