Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Search Business Opportunities
Jul, 10 2018

Kiran Shaw, Kannada Development Authority spar over English medium classes

Earlier on July 7 the KDA chairman had led a delegation to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, urging him to roll back the proposal to introduce English medium classes in the schools.

A war of words has erupted between Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Kannada Development Authority after she called the KDA "an insignificant group of naysayers" for opposing the state government's proposal to introduce English medium classes in 1,000 primary schools.

"Media always portrays a small & insignificant group of naysayers as 'activists' - these r usually attention seeking trouble makers who don't care about education nor employment (sic)," Shaw tweeted on July 7, referring to KDA's stand on the issue.

Media always portrays a small & insignificant group of nay sayers as ‘activists’ - these r usually attention seeking trouble makers who don’t care about education nor employment https://t.co/td6qlES8Hy

Earlier on July 7 the KDA chairman had led a delegation to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, urging him to roll back the proposal to introduce English medium classes in the schools and instead encourage education in the mother tongue, Kannada.

The delegation comprised freedom fighter H S Doreswamy and writers Chandrashekar Kambar, Chandrashekar Patil and M Chidanandamurthy.

Responding to KDA's stand, Shaw said "political malcontents" are trying to play mischief with her tweets and added that she stood by her comments that students should learn Kannada and English for competent job opportunities.

"...I stand by this for the sake of Karnataka's youth. Pls don't twist my comments. CM is also saying this #CMofKarnataka (sic)," she added.

Taking objection to Shaw's comments, KDA Chairman S G Siddaramaiah wrote a letter to her seeking an apology. He expressed anguish over Shaw's tweets.

"I have no option but to sympathise with your views on education, that is devoid of cultural and human values," he said.

"It is but natural for people like you to simply equate education with employment, to wash your hands of by whimsically adopting few government schools out of your CSR funds and inculcate unwanted English ambitions in their minds," he added.

Siddaramaiah also said that the government patronises the mother tongue in the best possible way.

Comment
Related opportunities
  • Mr. Bean's Pizza started its operations in Jaipur in 2013...
    Locations looking for expansion Rajasthan
    Establishment year 2013
    Franchising Launch Date 2013
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 330
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Jaipur Rajasthan
  • Bars, Pubs & Lounge
    An enthusiastic bunch of astronomers, space cadets and chefs came..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2017
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 2 Cr. - 5 Cr
    Space required 8000
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    Fully Integrated One-Stop Laundry Solutions Expert! About Us: Waashub is a full-scale..
    Locations looking for expansion Karnataka
    Establishment year 2015
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 5lac - 10lac
    Space required 200
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Bangalore Karnataka
  • Opticians/Eye Wear
    About Us: Naytr is an eyewear brand offering a complete range..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 1998
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 300
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities