Mysuru, February 15:- The state government has provided 3 acres of land to the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) for the construction of a centre for highest studies in Kannada at the premises of University of Mysore. Minister for Kannada and Culture CT Ravi visited the spot on Saturday morning and inspected.
“The government has taken a decision to set up the centre at CIIL in the city. This project was sidelined for the past 7 years. The state government has provided funds for the project. We are hopeful of more funds from the central government. Leader of this region, former chief minister Siddaramaiah had not shown interest in this project. But I showed interest in this project and took initiative,” he said while speaking to media persons on Saturday (Feb 15).
“The state government is marching towards development. We have taken up initiative to complete the projects that were sidelined. We have to find solutions to get them completed. We are working to develop Kannada with the help of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Classical language status for Kannada should not remain in words. We have to to ensure that it boosts the language. Mysuru is encouraging literature, culture and aspects of the language,” said the chairman of Kannada Development Authority (KDA) TS Nagabharana.
Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore Prof G Hemanth Kumar, Registrar Prof R Shivappa and others were present. (MR/KS)