KDA chief says Kendriya Vidyalaya in Karnataka must teach Kannada
The Chairman of (KDA) Kannada Development Authority SG Siddaramaiah asked Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to issue a serious notification to Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) to teach Kannada mandatory to their students in the state.
Siddaramaiah writes to letter Pohkriyal, said KVs are opposed to teaching Kannada as they are not ready to have an emotional touch with the tradition and language Kannada.
Siddaramaiah wrote to Pokhriyal, “I request you to issue a stern direction, asking the regional head of KV in Karnataka to direct all KV schools in the state to adhere to the Kannada Language Act, 2015, which has got presidential ascent a take all possible steps to teach Kannada to their students and hence respect the regional sentiments.”
The central government manages Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan recently stated that the state government that is unable to teach Kannada in its 50 schools due to a lack of faculty and students for the language.
Siddaramaiah said “Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan of Karnataka cites some tribal reasons for not teaching Kannada in its schools. This kind of irresponsible, grossly misunderstood and anti-regional statements would only ignite a sense of unrest in the state with unwarranted dire consequences,” and he said, “the department must be in a position to teach even a single child in a school.”