Karnataka

Siddaramaiah to take up issue of medium of instruction with CM

Supporting the demand for imparting primary education in Kannada medium, coordination committee chairman and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said he would take up this matter with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

At the valedictory ceremony of the 84th Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana here, Mr. Siddaramaiah said the opinion of the majority of Kannadigas was in favour of imparting primary education in Kannada.

He would therefore talk to Mr. Kumaraswamy and try to convince him not to go against the majority opinion.

Mr. Siddaramaiah also supported the resolution passed at the sammelana regarding nationalising the primary education and said since education comes under the Concurrent list, both the State and union governments have to work on this issue. It is a good suggestion that helps save regional languages of all States.

The government should amend the Constitution if the situation demands so, he said.

Mr. Siddaramaiah promised that he would accompany a delegation of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat to the government and argue strongly on the need to withdraw the notification issued on introducing English as the medium of instruction in 1,000 government primary schools, and added that he would not leave any stone unturned to make the government to drop the idea.

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