Committee to decide on classical status to Kannada

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Udupi, Jun 14 (UNI) The Committee of Language Experts, appointed by the Centre, which will meet on June 30 in New Delhi, is expected to take a final decision on according classical status to Kannada, newly appointed Kannada Development Authority Chairman Mukhyamantri Chandru said today.

Addressing a press conference here, he said, ''The committee was expected to take a favourable decision in this regard despite strong reservations from the MPs from Tamil Nadu.'' The future course of action of the Authority would be taken based on the committee's decision on June 30.

Mr Chandru said his priority as Chairman would be to make Kannada as the court language and introduce it as an official language in all administrative levels and border areas besides compulsory display of name plates and hoarding in Kannada in the state.

He said the KDA would demand the government that reservations be made compulsory in jobs in private companies and institutions for Kannada speaking people.


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