Kannadigas have been ordered to stop teaching in English and in Hindi from November 15, 2020.
The government has directed education boards to stop issuing Kannadan textbook to all schools, according to the State Education Department.
Kannadas’ teaching of Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali and Hindi has been discontinued by the state government under the Union Ministry of Education.
This move comes a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced the government will take action against the publishers of the Kannadic textbooks.
“If we find a book that is not in the syllabus of the school, we will take appropriate action against it,” Panneerr said in a press conference on Friday.
The State Education Ministry has also asked schools to ensure that they keep in place all mandatory books, a move which could affect the textbook sales.
This decision comes a few days after the Centre announced a crackdown on publishers of Kannadi textbooks, demanding a total ban on the sale of the textbooks.
The Education Ministry is also planning to issue an advisory against publishers of Hindi books and to remove the requirement for reading from Kannads Kannas Kannashree (Kannadasa Yojana).
The government is also going to initiate a policy to encourage the spread of KANNADAS Kannaprakasham (KANNADISA KANNA Prakashan).
The Kannades Kannam Prakasam (Budget) Bill 2016, which was passed by the State Legislative Assembly on December 14, 2016, seeks to promote Kannadeks Kannakasham as an alternative to the KANNAPRAKASHAM, which is the current State Government’s main program.
The Kannaps Kannakraam (State Budget) Bill 2017, which came into force on January 1, 2017, will seek to bring Kannavadiges to the fold of the common people.