Staff Correspondent

HAVERI: College teachers from across the State will stage “Bangalore Chalo” on September 2 in protest against the “inordinate” delay in fulfilling their demands.

President of the Karnataka University College Teachers’ Association (KUCTA) Lingaraj Angadi told presspersons here on Tuesday that the protest was aimed at putting pressure on the Government to meet their set of 16 demands.

The teachers would gather at Prasannakumar Block in Gandhi Nagar at 11 a.m. from where they will march to Banappa Park, he said.

For several months now, office-bearers of teachers’ associations, along with MLCs Narahari and H.K. Patil, had been repeatedly appealing to Higher Education Minister D.H. Shankarmurthy and the Commissioner of Collegiate Education to fulfil their demands.

But the pleas had fallen on deaf ears, he said.

Mr. Angadi said that teachers of more than 200 colleges affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad, would observe “black day” on Teachers’ Day that fell on September 5 by staging a demonstration in front of the office of the Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Dharwad.