Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday informed about his government’s commitment to implement Kannada as a compulsory subject in all schools.
Kannada a must-learn language
Chief Minister on Wednesday inaugurated the 85th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Kalaburagi.
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During this event, Mr. Yediyurappa told that he and his government were looking forward to making Kannada a must-learn language in all private schools in Karnataka, regardless of their association to state or central board.
The 76-year-old, in front of the yellow-redd flag, took a pledge to protect the land, river, and language of the state.
85th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana
The three-day 85th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana will be organized at Gulbarga University premises in Kalaburagi between February 5 and 7, 2020.
Thousands of people including writers, artists, schoolchildren, staff and officials, along with decorated chariots and tableaux, marched in the procession waving yellow-red flags and banners.
Pro-Kannada slogans echoed in the air throughout the 5.5 km procession route.