‘Promote learning of science and technology and medicine in local languages’

Kenneth Palmer

Director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Research, University of Mysuru, Vijayakumari Karikal talking at the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav at the Sharnbasva College in Kalaburagi on Sunday.
| Photo Credit score: ARUN KULKARNI

Expressing issue above the survival of Kannada language and its speakers against the onslaught of English, Director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies at the College of Mysuru Vijayakumari Karikal has encouraged ending the dependence on English in pursuing education and learning in science and technological innovation, medication and other fields of bigger mastering and advertising the studying of larger education and learning in local languages.

“Indian languages are wealthy in all elements. They have the capacity of speaking the knowledge of science and technological innovation, drugs and other fields to learners. They should really be designed the medium of instruction in better education. Earning indigenous languages the medium of instruction in higher education will brighten the potential of thousands and thousands of youthful students who are weak in English and robust in their mom-tongue,” she explained.

“At the very least in the situation of Kannada, it has been proved that the historical language known as ‘Kannthamil’ is the root language of all Dravidian languages, which includes Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam”Vijayakumari Karikal,Director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Scientific tests, University of Mysuru

She was talking at a function at Sharnbasva College in Kalaburagi on Sunday, which was organised as aspect of the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav to mark the beginning anniversary of the well known Tamil nationalist poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharati.

“It is not a extremely tricky process to understand bigger education and learning in indigenous languages. Quite a few writers have popularised science and engineering in Kannada and there are several guides on drugs in Kannada. Attempts need to be designed to generate textbooks in engineering and health-related training. The ancient understanding of drugs and animal husbandry is accessible in Kannada in palm-leaf manuscripts in the repository of Mysuru University,” she stated.

Disputing the well-liked idea that held Sanskrit as the mother of Kannada and other languages, Dr. Karikal explained that at minimum in the situation of Kannada, it has been proved that the historical language known as “Kannthamil” is the root language of all Dravidian languages, together with Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

“Excessive dependence on English in the discipline of increased training is 1 of the explanations for the underdevelopment of indigenous languages. English should be used only as a window and not as a door to get information. Remaining very pleased of having a unique language as a mother-tongue is not a issue, but owning hatred toward other languages is. Just one learning other languages will boost one’s expertise,” she explained.

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