Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, a cultural organisation, in association with the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysore, inaugurated a diploma course in classical Kannada on Sunday.
Urging that there is a need to pay more importance to the Kannada language that has a rich and vast history, D Javaregowda former Vice-chancellor, University of Mysore inaugurated these courses on Sunday.
“Kannada language is one of the oldest in the country and today it is losing importance. It is now time to pay more importance to education in Kannada language,” he said.
Emphasising on how the Kannada culture and literature are rich and hold great heritage value, Prof K S Rangappa, vice-chancellor, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, said that all the 3 lakh students of their university can make use of these courses. “I am very happy that such an idea has seen the light of the day and many people can make use of these courses,” he said.
Dr P V Narayan, Director, Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, inaugurated the Kannada courses in Computer Science and a diploma course in financial accounting and auditing.
Professor H R Ramakrishna Rao and B Krishnappa were present.