Chairman of Kannada Development Authority Mukhyamantri Chandru on Monday said there is a need to promote Kannada in Karnataka.

Speaking at the Kananda Rajyotsava celebrations, organised by Vanashree Kananda Ranga Kalavidara Sangha of the Forest Department, Mr. Chandru said of the total population in the State, nearly 70 per cent spoke other languages.

“Increasing urbanisation and migration are posing a threat to the Kannada language. It is sad that there is a need to promote our own language in our State and if the same situation continues, Kannadigas will soon become minorities in the State,” he said.

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Mr. Chandru stressed the need for using Kannada in our day-to-day lives and restricting the use of English for business purposes.

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