Mysuru: “We will discuss setting up of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Chair in University of Mysore (UoM) at the next Syndicate Meeting and send a proposal to Government seeking a grant of Rs.5 crore for the same,” said UoM Vice-Chancellor Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar.
He was speaking after conferring Wadiyar Rajyotsava Award at a function organised by Anveshana Seva Trust at the Institution of Engineers-India (IEI) on JLB Road here on Friday.
He informed that the University had also sent a proposal seeking Rs.5 crore grant each for setting up of Valmiki Chair and Buddha Chair.
Regretted that nowadays other languages are gaining upper hand over Kannada, he said “The closure of Kannada-medium schools year-after-year is a serious crisis. We need to make Kannada as a compulsory subject up to 7th standard.”
On the occasion, Wadiyar Rajyotsava Award was conferred on Dr. R. Gopalakrishna, Professor, NIE; Fr. Vijayakumar, Secretary, St. Joseph’s and St. Matthias Educational Institute; K. Shaikh Mohammad Mahimulla, Accounts Officer, CESC, Mysuru; Prof. H.K. Chetan, Trustee, MIT; Umedraj Singhvi, President, Mysore Pinjrapole Society and B. Manjunath, Inspector, Vidyaranyapuram Police Station.
Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Dr. Y.D. Rajanna presided over the event. Assistant Director of Department of Kannada and Culture H. Channappa, President of Anveshana Seva Trust Dr. M.G.R. Urs, District President of Sharana Sahitya Parishat M. Chandrashekar and others were present.