CM bats for mother tongue in primary education

CM bats for mother tongue in primary education

Submitted by Kumuda on Tue, 2016-11-01 14:13 Bengaluru: If the Supreme Court’s ruling against imposition of mother tongue in primary schools is implemented, it will threaten the very existence of not only Kannada but also other regional languages, observed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.Greeting the state on 61st Rajyotsava Day celebrations at the ‘Chandana’ television, the chief minister was of the opinion that unless the Centre intervenes to clear this deadlock, the regional languages will perish, gradually. At least, an amendment should be brought in the Constitution in this regard, he suggested. He further said that the state government is ready to discuss this language deadlock with other states.It may be recalled here that the state government’s decision to impart primary education in mother tongue received a severe blow with the Apex Court's ruling.On youngsters getting swayed by English at the cost of Kannada, the chief minister blamed their parents. “It is ridiculous when parents fear that without English there won’t be a future to their children.” These issues need to be addressed at the practical level, he said. Encouraging children to speak mother tongue will not only enhances their independent thinking capacity but also helps them express complex emotions, clearly, he said.