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Demand for classical language status for Kannada under consideration

Demand for classical language status for Kannada under consideration

New Delhi, UNI:
 
 
 
The demand for conferring the ‘Classical Language’ status on Kannada has been referred by the Ministry of Culture to the ‘Committee of Linguistic experts’ constituted in Sahitya Akademi. for the purpose,

A demand for conferring classical language

status on Kannada is under consideration, Home Minister Shivraj

Patil told the Rajya Sabha today.

The demand for conferring the ‘Classical Language’ status on

Kannada has been referred by the Ministry of Culture to the

‘Committee of Linguistic experts’ constituted in Sahitya Akademi

for the purpose, Mr Patil said in a reply during Question Hour.

The Ministry of Culture will take a decision in this respect

after recieving the report of the Committee of Linguistic

experts, he said

He, however, said no such demand had been recieved in respect

of Tulu.

So far, only two languages, Sanskrit and Tamil, have been

conferred classical language status.

The Minister said demands have been made for inclusion of many

languages, including Tulu and Kodava, in the Eighth Schedule of

the Constitution.

”A committee was set up under Mr Sitakant Mahapatra to evolve

a set of criteria for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth

Schedule. The committee has submitted its report and the demand for

the inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule will be

considered in light of recommendations of the committee,” Mr Patil

said.

Replying to supplementaries, the Minister said that while

the demand for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule

was under consideration, it should not become a cause of division.

”All languages of India are rich. Rather than becoming a cause

of division, they should be sources of unity for the people

of the country,” he said.

http://www.deccanherald.com/DeccanHerald.com/Content/Dec52007/national2007120539574.asp?section=updatenews

December 5, 2007 - Posted by | Classical status to Kannada

1 Comment »

  1. Good Info. Happy to see this progress.

    Comment by swamy | December 6, 2007 | Reply


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