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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Konkani from 6th std likely

The Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Parishath has planned to introduce Konkani as an optional language from sixth standard in the state.

The syllabus and study material for the course has been prepared in association with the Directorate of text books. The Kannada translation of the same has been submitted to the government for approval.

However, plans are on to introduce Konkani on an experimental basis from the current academic year in 30 schools of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts. A committee comprising of Konkani writers has been constituted to campaign for the cause. On June 28, one day training programme has been organised at Mangalore for Konkani teachers.

However, Academy will bear the expenses related to printing and distribution of text books, remuneration and training for teachers.

Higher Primary schools which are keen to introduce Konkani are requested to furnish the name of the teacher who will be assigned with the responsibility and list of interested students to Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Parishath, City Municipal Corporation building, Lalbagh, Mangalore, 575003 within June 20, a release from the academy informed.

1 comment:

Vikram Kamath said...

What scripting are they hoping to use to read and write in konkani? is it Kannada like always?