Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: Chairman of the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) Siddalingaiah on Saturday demanded that the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan introduce Kannada as subject for its students as it had been done in Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

Addressing presspersons here, Dr. Siddalingaiah said following the initiative by the Madurai district administration, Kendriya Vidyalaya in Madurai had decided to introduce Tamil as a subject to be taught to students of 6th to 10th standards twice a week. The district administration had agreed to provide funds for teaching Tamil and additional land for Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Dr. Siddalingaiah said the State Government should persuade kendriya vidyalayas in the State to teach Kannada as a subject by them providing all assistance. Apart from English as the medium of instruction, Hindi and Sanskrit were taught in kendriya vidyalayas.