Learn Kannada to settle down in Karnataka

Learning Kannada will be a mandate for all non-Kannadigas in the state. The outstation population has to learn the language in a year states KDA

For all those non- Kannadigas living in Bangalore
and are planning to settle down in the city here’s some news for you. The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) has recommended the State Government to pass legislation and get the non-Kannadigas to learn the language in a year. The outstation population in Bangalore and the rest of the state will have to at least pass Std VII Kannada exam in less than a year and should be able to read and write the language.

The recommendation was submitted by KDA chief MLC ‘Mukhyamantri’ Chandru on Monday. Chandru claims that with the ever growing IT Companies and MNC’s in Karnataka, more and more people from different parts of the country are coming down to settle in the state. It is important for the non-Kannadigas to understand the culture, history and language of the land. If they can avail the other resources of the land, then learning the language in about year should not be a problem stated Chandru

The State Government will be at aid for the non-Kannadigas. Online Kannada learning centers will be made available to the tech population in the city and state.
For further development of the language KDA officials want the State Government to direct all telecom providers to start message alerts in Kannada and use Kannada software in mobile phones to promote the language.Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa claims that the implementations will be done on priority basis at the earliest.
Tags: mandate, year, non-kannadigas, outstation, legislation


CHEEKI Nov 02nd, 2011 10:46 PM

first a person should respect and learn its local language in that particular state.ex(kannada in karnataka)..
den comes other language..a yogite illa andre get lost frm karnataka. kannada hesaru heloku laayakilla anta..thu...

dinesh Nov 01st, 2011 01:19 PM

hello guys grow up , im a kannadiga but i hate this concept of forcin one to learn it just makes others to hate not to learn..... i hv been to all places like TN,AP,kerala but no one forces to learn their language but here i hv seen in many place that kannadigas are so anger and behaves selfish and always make commenys on other state people that they are all bad bcos they dont speak kannada.... its a shame thing to do so... its their own interest to learn some language... if they have no interest in learnin kannada that doesnt mean they hate the language(wat is der to hate) silly fellows.... no language is superior all r jst used for communication....... i dono if this continues kannada people may ask others to hv a seperate passport to enter karnataka... very shamefull.... learn from ur neibhorin states dont speak jst by knowin  a little....... grow up kids.....

karthik mr Sep 13th, 2011 11:38 AM

The law to be made is not forcing to learn kannada for those ppl who are not settling here.Having said that, no. of ppl coming to bangalore is increasing and if they want to settle down here, they have to learn kannada.Whatz wrong in that? They have come here ,we have not invited them!.If they ain' want to learn kannada, better get lost......Its not of their business to stay here......
@sneha: Since none of the other states are embarking on such a mission!, Karnataka is embarking it...Stay here or go to  North India......

Aditya Jun 13th, 2011 02:52 PM

I have only two words for KDA- 
Make Me :)

anil Jun 13th, 2011 01:20 PM

First make kannadigas 100% literate, then think of others...

Citizen Jun 12th, 2011 10:11 AM


Indian Jun 12th, 2011 12:46 AM

Govt may encourage people to learn Kannada but not by force. Same applies to Hindi. People generally learn by need basis.

Manjunatha Jun 11th, 2011 10:18 AM

This is not a suggestion by the Karanataka government but an organization called KDA who have been making such ridiculous suggestions for a long time. Such a move cannot be imposed as it is not constitutionally valid and goes against the principal of union of federal states. The media has wrongly portrayed this as a government ruling.So chill.

rajam Jun 10th, 2011 02:37 PM

I support this 

Apoorva Jun 10th, 2011 02:28 PM

I totally Agree with MANJUNATHA..!!!

Aseem Jun 10th, 2011 02:17 PM

Unity in diversity about India is passe' now..everystate instead of focussing on improving infrastructure, they make such kind of mandates like outsiders shoould learn vernacular langauge and all signboards should be in vernacular language..earlier it were English who divide and politicians are following their footsteps..embracing the culture and language on thier own out of love is far far better than forcibly doing those..there have been 63 years since our India got freedom..but mindset has remained the same despite so many developments in technology and science..becoming so educationally and financially better than we were..still politicians are able to brainwash us..if somebody has dreams of becoming scientist and come to IISc Bangalore..he/she will be saddened to know that he should be first knowing the language and culture in one year otherwise he will ill treated on streets by local people..instead of putting his/her innovation in science. he will spending in learning the language..people who are of the opinion that learning kannada will be value addition for outsiders..I think English should be made official language it will be great value addition for all people in India forget when you to US for work related purpose as it happens nowadays(ONSITE big opportunity)..will you look for Indians in US or Kannadigas..

Unknown Jun 10th, 2011 02:15 PM

Kannada is not a bad language but  unneccessary "attitude " and "insecurity" about any language is worst thing.If kannada ppl are not insecure then why are they so keen to force law  and violating any individual's basic right of freedom.Its not fair to push Hindi down kannada ppl's throat! then how fair it is to push to kannada to our throat.

GJ Jun 10th, 2011 02:09 PM

This is ridiculous, how can KDA force somebody to learn kannada. Stupid fellows we are indians, we are known worldwide for HINDI, i dont have to write rubbush here...I will add some facts that will support my statement:
1) Total speakers 550 million in 2011 
2)The Constitution of India, adopted in 1950, declares Hindi in the Devanagari script as the official language (rājabhāṣā) of the Union (Article 343(1)).[8] 
3)Hindi is also enumerated as one of the twenty-two languages of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which entitles it to representation on the Official Language Commission.[9] The Constitution of India has stipulated the usage of Hindi and English to be the two languages of communication for the Central Government.
4)It was envisioned that Hindi would become the sole working language of the central government (per directives in Article 344 (2) and Article 351),
for Kannadigas : Just think what will happen if othet states also do the same stuff, what will happen if a kannadiga relocated to PUNJAB,GUJRAT, or KASHMIR etc will u be able to speak Punjabi Gujrati or Urdu within a year?
andif that happnens, for sure IT hub Bangalore will crash.

Ravi Teja Jun 10th, 2011 01:38 PM

@ Manjunatha:-   I agree with you. In TN and kerala no one pushes or harasses non-natives like this. In have stayed in these states.

Ravi Teja Jun 10th, 2011 01:36 PM

@ Mr. GK  :-       What exactly do you mean by "Respect the language" and "Respect the culture" ??? Give some examples..
     Do you people want non-kannadigas top salute and worship the boards written in kannada?? 
   Also please explain what are the cultural aspects that you want the so called  "outsiders", to respect.. 
     If you try to push too much people will only develop aversion for it. 
     What exactly is the problem with you guys??

Manjunatha Jun 10th, 2011 07:07 AM

@dimple, no state except Karnataka tries to force language on others. Kerala and TN are not insecure like Karnataka and you will never see them troubling people from other states like Karnataka does. It is a shame the way our people behave.  Karnataka is part of India and companies who set up shop here consider the state as India and not as Karnataka. So come out of your well and smell the coffee. High time we Kannadigas stopped listening to the Kannada mafia like KDA who are nothing but the Shiv Sena of Bangalore.

GK Jun 10th, 2011 06:53 AM

The Gujarat High Court has ruled that Hindi is not India's national language. According to the Constitution of India, there is no single national language. Both Hindi and English are only Official Languages of the Central Government. Individual States in India can legislate their own Official Languages. There are totally 23 Official Languages in India. Hindi is not an Official Language in 18 out of the 28 States in India. When you stay in an Indian State for a long period, you are expected to learn and respect the State' s Official Language.

Ravi Teja Jun 09th, 2011 05:52 PM

Learning a language should be on a need basis or an interest basis. And NEVER... NEVER, on threat/pressure basis.
  Language is just a medium of communication, and not a reason for discrimination/division. (Unfortunately some retards who are jealous of others, hold up such trivial things to gain advantage)
           And I do not agree that Hindi alone is a ultimate medicine. People who want to speak hindi can do so if the person talking to you understands that (Any other mutually understood language would do) Learning is a natural process. If you do not understand what the other guys are saying , naturally you will pay attention and learn. Do not be very particular that they must communicate in Hindi alone. 
     And above all the state government cannot make such a law. It cannot say that people who speak other language should not come in. The state  is  just one part of this country. The union government  has to take care of the other 27 states.
   And if these people want such crappy rules to be implemented, make sure that all the kannadigas return to the "holy karnataka" permanently ( even those who are settled in other countries) and then think about the changes to be made.
    May the gods have mercy on you idiots. :-( 

Joseph Lloyd Jun 09th, 2011 05:26 PM

These fellows are crying to get attention and respect. What a pity. Grow up dudes !!!!   
Do not force anything on others. It will further reduce the existing respect.

Apoorva Jun 09th, 2011 03:04 PM

Hiiiii dimple... u r only talking abt AP KERELA nad BANGALORE.. come on wat abt the rest of INDIA .. and i totally agree with sneha's comments... so it will be good if u talk abt the language wich is common to whole india.... rather than a state.. and we r not lucky dat we stay in bangaolre.. its our destiny dat we r doing our job.. here.. and we dont need to take permission from permission from anyone to stay in any part of INDIA ..hope u r aware of INDIAN CONSTITUTION... so come on... dont give sum waste reasons...dat has no link with the discussion.. it only looks good on a political platform...and we know how to respect ppl.. i dont thk so u know dat... so better thk before u address ppl.. hope u got my point...!!!

APOORVA Jun 09th, 2011 01:20 PM

@shashi i dont thk so u deserve to be part of karnataka..leave India....and come on its not a fight between north indians n south india... so better be sure of ur thoughts.... and even we support to learn languages.. but not forcefully... so the point is it should be an individual's choice..!!! bangalore ppl r not only have jobs.. everywhere der is employment so please dont drag everythg into the discussion.. n divide india by ur bullshit thgts..
come on give sum valid reasons... n not a political speech... hope u got my point ...!!!

shashi Jun 08th, 2011 04:57 PM

Yeah.... look at the attitude of the OUTSIDERS.... Wenever there is a question of Kannada, they make it a point to link it to Hindi and India... As they dont know that the language Hindi was born along with urdu by foreign Invaders(Moghuls) before 300 odd years... All north Indian slaves followed it and in south india we maintained our culture, tradition and language (kannada) from all invaders for more than 2000 years... If u r talking about India then we are more Indians than any other north Indian slaves... Lets discuss the new rule (which is in planning stage). This is ONLY for those who are stayed for 10 years and planning to settle down in Karnataka(Not for all visitors) and it is very much compulsory they must learn Kannada as the union of India and formation of the states were mainly based on languages and culture so its way everyone should adopt to the place where they live.... About paying tax all idiots who mentioned that then send them to Afghanistan or Pakistan or even to Assam) let them pay tax and ask for rights... You people dint go there but came here because Bangalore and Karnataka had opportunities... Nobody was dying here bcoz u people wer not here U people came here bcoz u dint hav job and food at ur own places...U will bark and threaten us to leave this place... Thats the idea let us see whether Bangalore will go downwards(Its a joke), instead it will progress more with people who love and care for the city and culture... PEOPLE who are reluctant can go away... we know how to take care of our city(infact we are the ones who are doing it from ages not u idiots who hav come few years back and think u own it)...

Suresh Jun 08th, 2011 02:47 PM

This is purely rubbish.
If somebody has come for job assignments for a year or two, then unnecessarily he has to learn kannada which he can not use after he goes back to other state for job.
If all the states will do this, then ones whole life will go in learning all the languages of the country.
Better spend that time in learning some foreign language. It will add value to ur job.. 

Sneha Jun 08th, 2011 02:36 PM

@dimple~i didn't say anything wrong.......first,u go and learn proper sentence formation and then come out and speak!!!:D lolzzz!!For your GK,i have stayed in 4 states INCLUDING TN and AP!!And even there,i faced language problem and picked up quite a bit of their lingo.....but the only difference was that nobody forced us to learn....One cannot FORCE the other person to DO ANYTHING......We are not ruled by someone like Saddam Hussein(wonder if you have ever heard his name!!)......Its high time that people start thinking about the larger good of the country rather than their state.....Can't understand why do people have problems in staying together in harmony.

RN Jun 08th, 2011 01:00 PM

This is just publicity. Most north Indians I know know Kannada not because they were told to learn but because they pick it up naturally while interacting with shopkeepers, auto drivers etc. But beating on and on about Kannada is a plan to keep KDA relevant and in the news. There is no danger to Kannada to due to a few immigrants who mind their own business. KDA has to realize that Kannada belongs to Kannadigas it is not their pvt property to use for their own agendas. 

Logesh Krishnamoorthy Jun 08th, 2011 12:56 PM

Hey guys i jus read all ur comment...... 1 information/comedy for all of u guys.....Even sum of the kannadigas dont know to write in kannada....let em also accept dis rule first den v ll tak about non kannadigas..... Such an insane peepls..... Hahhahaha 

A Few Thoughts Jun 08th, 2011 11:53 AM

For the folks above who complain about the Karnataka / Bangalore's "lack of infrastructure", "hiking of rents", "jammed roads", "corruption".... why continue to live in K'taka/B'lore, if you believe it to be so bad? No one has forced you to live here! It's your choice :)
To the folks who complain that people in Karnataka don't know Hindi - almost all schools in the state (particularly the state syllabus schools, which a majority of the population attend) have Hindi as a mandatory language till 7th std. Please don't quote incorrect statistics like (8 out of 100!!), when you are not aware of the facts. Its also pretty clear that even blue collar workers know at least SOME broken Hindi..
Coming to the article, the KDA may be pushing it too far when they require everyone to pass 7th Std Kannada. Facilities should be provided so as to allow folks coming to the state to pick up rudimentary Kannada, enough for daily use.
Lastly, to the naysayers 

Nisha Jun 08th, 2011 11:52 AM

The concept per se is great because it is always good to learn a new language, especially the local one when you are living there. Perhaps the policy makers could have incentivised learning Kannada rather than punish for not learning. 
The carrot always works, the stick not so much.

Tamara Jun 08th, 2011 11:28 AM

I have absolutely no interest in learning Kannada and will not waste my time learning it. If I'm going to learn a language, it's going to be one more important than Kannada. There are some 21 recognized languages within India and over 1,500 dialects. Imagine each state government making compulsory such nonsense as the KDA is trying to implement. I say good luck to them.  Besides, one does not need to learn the language to understand a culture. 

CptGrimm Jun 08th, 2011 11:27 AM

I think it's a great idea to learn kannada if you intend you live in karnataka. Would outsiders go to germany or france and speak in hindi to the locals? The point is linguistically, historically and culturally every state in India is different. Just because UP, Bihar, Delhi and MP speak hindi, it is not necessary that other Indians do or even must. English has been adopted as our official language for that reason a global and uniting language...hindi for the north indians, regional languages for the others. Even if you DO pay taxes, all of it goes to the union, not to the state itself. 
Its stupid to say "hindi must be learnt by all and is enough" clearly isnt and no south indian thinks so. Do you see south indians going to delhi and attempting to converse in kannada, malyalam or tamil? Are road signs in those languages? We are a country of diversity...respect the diversity, and if you wish to impose on the infrastructure of the state, best learn the language :)...after all, no one invited you down south, and no one's forcing you to stay here. 

dimple Jun 08th, 2011 11:26 AM

Hello Sneha u don have any rights to tell like tat for kannadigas okay u ahould be very lucky t stay here because atleast knowin one lang u can survive here if u go to tamilnadu or kerala u have to forcefully learn tr lang n speak u r speakin this much because u din get a chance t stay in tamilnadu,andra or kerala.n try to be broad minded ur getting a chance to learn kannada one more lang n i think their s nothin wrong in tat okay respect the place n the people wr u stay first tan the people tr also ll respect u.

Faizan Akhtar Jun 08th, 2011 11:12 AM

Crap. Its simply a crap. Why the hell we learn Kannada. I am an Indian and I know Hindi which is more than enough. I

Chiya Jun 08th, 2011 10:50 AM

Being an Indian and knowing hindi should be enough to live in any state of india.. This is utter CRAP..!

Sagar Kale Jun 08th, 2011 10:40 AM

Umm...question... Will this "suggestion" apply to foreign people too? If it is, I have no words for this stupidity. :D

Kumar Jun 08th, 2011 03:08 AM

Hindi does not have any constitutional important than being used for official purpose of the federal government. Why should anyone be ashamed not knowing it in Bengaluru?. Kannada is the language of the people of city, the guests should learn the minimum level. I am myself a guest and it is minimum respect to learn it. I welcome this move, which is unfortunate because no one showed any respect for local culture so far, it has to be taken to this level.
Please who says they wont have time and due respect to learn a language to minimum level, but expect the locals to be put up with the culture shock and transplantation of the city with distant culture should be ashamed. You are ready to overwork for your position but cannot learn a language to be in harmony with the city you want to live?!.

Ishan Chattopadhyaya Jun 08th, 2011 01:39 AM

@ilovekannada, I understand your point, but its best to learn as many languages as possible. With advances in online learning (I hope someone adds FB apps to learn Kannada/Hindi/etc.), I hope we'll all be able to learn other languages and hence contribute towards a more united India.
@Others, guys if learning Kannada helps unite the country, give no chance to these evil politicians to point fingers at you. Learn the language, you'll feel fulfilled.

Ishan Chattopadhyaya Jun 08th, 2011 01:36 AM

This is awesome dudes, we are really going to learn a new language now. This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY, you're gonna live here anyway, and will ride an autorikshaw for sure. Makes sense?
Ishan Chattopadhyaya,
Allahabad, UP

random guy Jun 07th, 2011 11:27 PM

ya tooo much of outsiders.., kick em out !!!!! 
n keep namma bengaluru fo ourselves...

apoorva Jun 07th, 2011 09:12 PM

It should be "LEARN HINDI TO SETTLE DOWN IN INDIA".....n moreover karnataka is a part of India.... so to be a part of karnataka ....should learn hindi first... !!!

Popular Jun 07th, 2011 09:02 PM

I understand that the conecpt of framing of such rule is apparently thought to be insane.I also agree to the points of those people who will face severe problem due to this.Trust me, I am an outsider to the state as well.But even then think about people like us who only know Hindi and we assume that no matter wherever we go in India, we can just well converse in Hindi and people are bound to reply us back.But it should be remembered that Hindi is NOT our National Laguauge.I don't know how many people know this.But we don't have any National Language at all.Hindi is treated to be "Rajbhasha" in India.Nowhere it is written in the constitution that we all have to speak in Hindi for staying in India.When we settle in Bangalore, local people, who speak kannada, are in no way bound to learn Hindi.But they try to communicate in Hindi with us.Now think if you belong to Maharashtra(just an example) and suddenly you are told that your national language is Assamese, you will have to compulsorily learn and write it by entirely forgetting about Marathi.Would you do it?Probably not, because none wants to lose his identity.Although it appears to be unfair to us,but why will those people suffer constantly by speaking Hindi (and forgetting to speak in Kannada even in Bangalore) just because we are reluctant to learn any other language?? On the contrary, we should increase our linguistic skill with this opportunity.... 

Viral Kothari Jun 07th, 2011 08:27 PM

I would like to raise only one question, Despite of strict rule, how many school was having or is having Hindi as a compulsory language ?
Out of 100 local people in Bangalore, hardly 8 people knows Hindi, Isn't it Embarrassing ?

dontcare Jun 07th, 2011 07:20 PM

Don't forget - every language is actually formed from other languages - even Kannada.

dontcare Jun 07th, 2011 07:18 PM

Your narrowmindedness will bring down Bangalore and India itself. Fix the infastructure. Fix the corruption. Follow the rules. Behave civilized. Do these things first.... 
Bangalore was becoming modern when the people had some humility. Now the people are arrogant and rude. And so the city is declining.

Rohit Jun 07th, 2011 06:55 PM

"If they can avail the other resources of the land, then learning the language in about year should not be a problem stated Chandru"
Seriously, what resources are we using? Are we not paying income tax here? Are we not paying road tax? Are we not paying for the electricity and water?
But, what Mr. Chandru really wants to say is, "If these [inferior and desperate] outsiders are making use of career opportunities provided by our [superior] state, they should be grateful to us and become assimilated. They should not remain *different* from us, because it makes us uncomfortable to have to deal with people who are different than us."

PKumar Jun 07th, 2011 06:53 PM

Hindi is not even an Indian language leave alone the official language of India.

Rohit Jun 07th, 2011 06:47 PM

This is an atrocious suggestion. But the state government may even go ahead with it, for populist reasons. And if this suggestion becomes a law, I will surely leave Bangalore.
Why am I against this? I work 9 hours a day in office, drive for 2.5 hours a day, need to sleep for at least 6 hours, and attend to household work, spend time with my wife and children, and so on. To get ahead in my career (software-related), I choose to spend some time acquiring more skills. All this leaves NO TIME for me to learn another language, and that too, well enough to pass an exam in it.
I have wanted to learn Kannada for a long time, and have even purchased books. I have picked up a few words too. But finding regular time to invest in it, and to pass an exam is impossible. I have other priorities, such as playing with my son, helping him with his school, improving my career, etc. Besides, an adult already has many responsibilities and a lot of concerns, which cause stress. Why does the KDA want to add yet another stress - that of passing the exam within a year, or to move out of the state?
Imagine another person who has just got an I.T. job in Bangalore. Will he spend his first year giving his best effort to the company and cementing his position there, or in learning Kannada to pass the exam? Won't it affect his job performance? And won't he be severely stressed - that if he fails in the exam, he will have to quit his job and find a job in another state?
For such reasons, I think the idea of making this compulsory is a very bad one.
Outsiders should be encouraged to learn the local language, and facilities (like online learning) should be provided so that it becomes easy. But nobody should be *forced* to learn the language, and that too withing a short time frame.

Joseph Lloyd Jun 07th, 2011 06:17 PM

This part of the world has the stupidest and funniest people.  They know only to hike the rents without any thought (Such things contribute mainly to the diminishing value of currency)  , inflate the prices at shops, rob the auto-rickshaw commuters and be blindly proud about the language and state. 
They shouldn't forget that there are other states, languages and people in this country and all lands have its own importance.  
The people who coined this idea should get some basic education first.

Someone Jun 07th, 2011 06:15 PM

If that's the case then when ever a kannadiga travels to other state or country he should learn the local language of that part and pass the vii exam and then only should be allowed to travel. Mr.Chandru kindly consider this also as it has the same level of insanity.

Diga Diga Kannadiga... Jun 07th, 2011 05:35 PM

This plan seems to be of One Guy known as Mukhyamantri Chandru and the Mandya Man...

Chandru Jun 07th, 2011 05:31 PM

I 100% support this. Non-kannadigas come to karnataka earn well and insult Kannada language and people. 
They should  learn kannada or leave state. But one problem, kannadigas themselves hesitate to answer in Kannada if questioned in Kannada. what will KDA do about that, 

Rambo Jun 07th, 2011 05:12 PM

No Common Sense.... How can somebody who dont know kannada pass class VII kannada exam within a year...? Absolutely Jobless guys... If they really want kannada to grow, there are many ways... Forcing others is not a good thing... And I donno some bullshit people are supporting this.. Cant you people think in a neutral way.... 
It always happens in Karnataka.. For example, If kannada movies are not running in theatres, they will ban other language movies... What a comedy... Make good movies man, it will run in theatres....

Joseph Lloyd Jun 07th, 2011 05:04 PM

I that case, would people need Visa to come to Bangalore? Will it become another country? 

dinga Jun 07th, 2011 04:31 PM

English is also official language of India..I don't understand why it is so shameful when someone doesn't know Hindi. People complaining about Bengaluru should get the fudge out of the city or stop complaining and live with it.  

DontCare Jun 07th, 2011 04:03 PM

this is total bullcrap!!!!!!!!!!

Venky Jun 07th, 2011 04:02 PM

Let the exodus from Karnataka start.. We are already complaining about a pathetic govt. , high cost of living and poor infra. With these draconian laws, one can only expect people to move towards greener pastures

Sneha Jun 07th, 2011 03:35 PM

@ilovekannada~I LUV ALL LANGUAGES.....!!!i aint got any negative attitude towards any language!II know 5 languages.....Its good to learn the language n culture of others but not FORCIBLY!!And personally,its been a pleasant stay here in this part of the country apart from this nagging insistence. And why on earth do you have to wait 2 go 2 sum other state 2 learn Hindi???Its our official language!Btw,its not jus UP/Bihar where Hindi is spoken!

Indian Jun 07th, 2011 03:29 PM

  "If they can avail the other resources of the land, then learning the language in about year should not be a problem stated Chandru"
I can't stop laughing. Other resources? What are they? Oh yeah! Jammed roads, overflowing sewage, polluted env, and some stupid people who can't think beyond Kannada. 

Where is freedom Jun 07th, 2011 03:23 PM

@ilovekannada - The same way it is not fair to push hindi down your throat, it is not fair to shove kannada down someone else's. If you move to UP/Bihar, you learn hindi, but nobody forces you to compulsorily take a test for it. Same way, if someone moves down to Bangalore, they should be free to learn kannada if they want. If they don't, nobody should force them to. It is a free country. I agree with Sneha that thankfully no other state is foolish enough to implement this ridiculous law. India has 26 states and god knows how many languages. If everyone had to learn a new language to travel to another city, why are we even a single nation? Why not just split up into 26 different countries and issue passports and visas depending on convenience. This is just hieghts of separationism. Only one idiot is sufficient to say "everyone should speak kannada" and nobody will disagree lest they look like they dont respect the language. 


Learn Kannada and become part of the Kannadigas.

ilovekannada Jun 07th, 2011 03:02 PM

Why the negative attitude towards Kannada? Its not fair to push Hindi down our throat! If we move to UP/Bihar then we will learn Hindi. So wwhat is wrong in learning kannada when you're in Bangalore?

Sneha Jun 07th, 2011 02:49 PM

Firstly,all the kannadigas should learn Hindi. It is shameful to know that they don't know Hindi which is the official language of the country.Secondly,nobody needs to know the language to understand the culture.Thank God none of the other states are embarking on such a mission!!Can't understand why do politicians try so hard to prove themselves silly!We know they are!!

Someone Jun 07th, 2011 02:28 PM

Utter crubbish!

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