Stop discrimination over medium of instruction, says Litterateur

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Litterateur Erya Lakshminarayana Alva lamented that children were subjected to a lot of discrimination over medium of instruction.

He was speaking at a programme organised by Dakshina Kannada district Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Zilla Panchayat Hall in Mangaluru on Wednesday, in order to recognise and facilitate Kannada medium schools in the district that have completed 100 years.

The programme was organised on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of State Kannada Sahitya parishat.

Erya called upon the parents of students to shun false prestige regarding English medium of instruction. Stressing upon the importance of primary education in regional languages, he said that government should support Kannada medium schools. About 75 per cent of Kannada medium schools are on the verge of closure, he said.

DK district Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Pradeep Kumar Kalkura who presided over the function, said that educational institutions in the district had majorly contributed to the field of eduction and had made the district achieve high academic excellence.

Zilla Panchayat president Asha Thimmappa Gowda who inaugurated the programme said that primary education should be in the regional language and added that this would help students to imbibe cultural and humanitarian values.

Heads of 45 schools in Mangaluru North, 30 in Mangaluru South and 11 in Moodbidri zone were felicitated by the Kannada Sahitya Parishat. Also, the Kannada medium schools scoring 100 per cent results in the SSLC examinations in 2014-15 were recognised.
Zilla Panchayat vice president Sathish Kumpala, CEO P I Srividya and DDPI Walter D’Mello were present.

Schools that have completed 100 years are:

Mangaluru North
Government PU College, Balmatta – 1912 (year of establishment)
Government Higher Primary School, Pandeshwar – 1902
Aided Higher Primary School, Kalavara – 1884
Government Higher Primary School, Thokur – 1887
Government Lower Primary School, Kavattar – 1912
Government Model Higher Primary School, Padupanambur – 1903
Lady Hill Victoria Girls High School – 1885
Government Higher Primary School, Sasihithlu – 1895
Aided Lower Primary School, Thokur, Jokatte – 1901
Canara Girls Higher Primary School, Dongarakeri – 1894
Kuloor Church Higher Primary School – 1890
Canara Composite High School, Dongarakeri – 1891
Parochial Aided Higher Primary School, Bajpe – 1893
BEM Composite PU College, Car Street – 1838
Hindu Lower Primary School, Permude – 1893
Government Model Higher Primary School, Chelairu – 1911
Rosario High School, Mangaluru – 1858
Government Urdu Lower Primary School, Kudroli – 1903
UBMC Higher Primary School, Karnad – 1842
Government Higher Primary School, Mulki – 1897
Government Lower Primary School (Urdu) – 1910
Government Higher Primary School, Managudda – 1913
NITK Higher Primary School, Srinivasnagar – 1895
Lady Hill Higher Primary School, Ashoknagar – 1885
Govt TTI School, Balmatta – 1912
UBMC Higher Primary School Mulki – 1889
St Aloysius High School, Kodialbail – 1880
St Lawrence Higher Primary School, Bondel – 1908
Government Higher Primary School, Badaga Ekkar – 1912
Pompei Higher Primary School, Talipadi – 1904
UMBC Higher Primary School, Haleyangadi – 1840
Sacred Heart Higher Primary, Idya- 1903
Govt Higher Primary School, Neereshwalya – 1913
St Ann’s High School, Mangaluru – 1870
BEM Composite High School, Car Street – 1838
Canara Girls High School, Dongarakeri – 1894
Government Model Higher Primary School, Bunder (Urdu) – 1898
UBMC Higher Primary School, Bokkapatna – 1884
Canara Higher Primary School, Dongarakeri – 1891
Government Higher Primary School, Bokkapatna 1905
St Aloysius Higher Primary School, Kodialbail – 1880
Ganapathy High School, Hampankatta – 1870
Sri Venkataramana Higher Primary School, Kulai – 1910
St Aloysius Higher Primary School, Urwa – 1875
St Mary’s Higher Primary School, Kinnigoli – 1903

Mangaluru South
St Thomas Higher Primary School, Bondanthila – 1908
St Joseph’s Higher Primary School , Kankanadi – 1902
St Mary’s Higher Primary School, Falnir – 1895
UBMC Higher Primary School, Konaje – 1845
St Sebastain Higher Primary School, Bendoor – 1908
Government Higher Primary School, Gurukambla (Urdu) – 1890
Aided Lower Primary School, Belma, Deralakatte – 1906
St Agnes Higher Primary School, Bendoor – 1914
Aided B Higher Primary School, Ullal – 1839
St Joseph’s Higher Primary School, Kulashekhara – 1893
Government Higher Primary School, Kannur Muslim – 1910
Government Higher Primary School, Ganjimutt (Urdu) – 1908
Government Model Higher Primary School, Malali – 1891
Government Higher Primary School, Moodushedde – 1912
UBMC Higher Primary School, Balmatta – 1912
Infant Mary’s Higher Primary School, Jeppu – 1914
Aided Higher Primary School, Pavoor, Harekala – 1910
St John’s Higher Primary School, Jeppu – 1913
Government Higher Primary School, Kudupu – 1914
St Francis Higher Primary School, Moodu Perara – 1912
Government Higher Primary School, Kilinjaru – 1909
Government Higher Primary School, Attavar – 1885
Government Higher Primary School, Kinnikambla – 1907
Government Model Higher Primary School, Edapadavu – 1892
Holy Angels Higher Primary School, Permannur – 1908
St Joseph’s Higher Primary School, Bajal – 1817
Government Higher Primary School, Bolar – 1898
Government Practicing High School, Mangaluru – 1906
St Francis Xavier Higher Primary School, Bejai – 1915
St Ligoris Higher Primary School, Neermarga – 1915

Moodbidri
Government Higher Primary School, Kallabetta – 1895
Government Model Higher Primary School, Moodbidri Main – 1869
Government Lower Primary School, Kotebagilu (Urdu) – 1900
Sri Sathyanarayana Higher Primary School, Niddodi – 1910
St Sebastain Higher Primary School, Hosabettu – 1895
Government Higher Primary School, Puttige – 1901
D J Higher Primary School, Moodbidri – 1911
Government Higher Primary School, Beluvai Main – 1896
Government Model Higher Primary School, Kadandale Main – 1875
St Francis Xavier Higher Primary School, Neerude – 1898

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Deccan Herald, “Stop discrimination over medium of instruction, says Litterateur,” in Deccan Herald, July 22, 2015. Accessed on July 22, 2015, at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/490887/stop-discrimination-over-medium-instruction.html

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