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Plea to recognise Kannada as classical language

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New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) A two-day national conference of Kannada speaking people ended here today with a call to the Government to recognise Kannada as a classical language.

Delegates to the conference also demanded implementation of the Mahajan Commission report to solve the border problem between Karnataka and Maharashtra, the organisers said in a statement.

Introduction of a passenger ship service between Mumbai and Mangalore, recognition in the Constitution for Kodava and Tulu languages and establishment of a separate department in Karnataka for propagation of the language outside Karnataka were other demands made at the conference, it said.

Nearly 1,000 delegates, including writers, artistes, academics and representatives of Kannada associations from across the country attended the meet, conference convenor M B Samaga said.

National Human Rights Commission member Dr Justice Shivaraj V Patil presided over the function. Supreme Court Chief Justice B N Srikrishna inaugurated it.

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