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Monday, November 21, 2005

Scrap Urdu, Konkani Academies

Noted writer and former vice-chancellor of University of Mysore Prof D Jaware Gowda on Wednesday asked the State Government to scrap Karnataka Urdu Academy and Konkani Academy for their ‘anti-Kannada’ activities.

Speaking at Kannada Rajyostava celebrations organised by Indian Institute of Languages and felicitation to Rajyostava Award winner Prof Lingadevaru Halimane in Mysore, he said though translation of Urdu and Konkani works into Kannada is a primary function of these Academies, they have neglected it.

Mr Gowda said that there is no point in having a separate Academy for Konkani language, as Kannada is being used as its script.

He said that there is a need to bring out a separate dictionary on words used by tribals and setting up a museum for preserving instruments being used by tri
bals for their folklore.

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