By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: Kannada Sahitya Parishath submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding implementation of 'One Education Policy' in the country. The President of Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, along with other members of the Parishath handed over the memorandum to DC Chennappa Gowda on July 19 at his chamber and requested him to implement the 'One Education Policy'.
Speaking on the occasion Pradeep Kumar Kalkura said that the CBSC and ICSC syllabus is on a different level. When it comes to CET exams, the CBSC and ICSC students get good ranks. Further he stated that in the present education system there are a lot of problems and it has affected the Kannada language.
"Because of the newly formed Central Government education system, the state education board will be neglected. In such a situation Kannada language and Kannada will be abandoned. Let the government bring one education policy, so that all the students of this country study the same syllabus. We need the students of government school to also be well prepared for competitive examinations. Studying in Kannada or English medium should not affect to any student from answering competitive examination", said Pradeep Kalkura.
He further said that we are not against English medium but we want the entire country to follow the same education system. State government has implemented the English language from class sixth because of which the rural children will find difficulty in understanding.
Dr Sara Abubaker, a Award winning Kannada writer, said that government schools and the children studying in government schools have been neglected because private schools offer better facilities and good education. Government should improve the basic facilities in schools, so that no student should drop out from school. She said that the government should bring one education system without discrimination between Kannada and English mediums and make the state language compulsory in all schools. From sixth standard, Kannada must be made compulsory in English medium schools. In olden times we all studied in Kannada medium, even today my brothers speak very good Kannada. My grand daughter who completed her Medicine in USA also speaks very good Kannada. She stressed on the importance of upgrading the facilities in government schools, the need to treat students well and appoint experienced and efficient teachers. Students completing their education in government schools should be as confident as any other student.
Members of Kannada Sahitya Parishath were present on the occasion.