Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai officially launched the 86th Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, reiterating his government’s commitment to Kannada preservation. He claimed that the Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill, which was introduced to provide statutory status for Kannada, had been made available to the public in order to ensure that the law was without flaws.
In light of the numerous challenges that Kannada has faced, the government has chosen to provide legal protection for it in order to preserve and nurture it, he said, adding that the legislation will be passed in the upcoming session. According to the chief minister, the state government has put in place policies that will ensure employment for 80% of Kannadigas in industries. He also stated that an exclusive employment policy was being developed to ensure employment for all Kannadigas.
According to Bommai, the government has prioritized improving the basic infrastructure of the state’s border villages and has authorized special grants to build schools there.
Bommai advised rejecting the notion that Kannada is in jeopardy and instead making a concerted effort to boost confidence and resolve. He described the annual literary Kannada gathering as a chance to reflect on one’s role.
The decade following this one, according to Bommai, will be known as the decade of irrigation. According to him, the government has decided to complete all outstanding irrigation projects over the next ten years, increasing irrigation coverage by 1.5 lakh acres.
While releasing a special postal stamp to commemorate the literary meet, former chief minister BS Yediyurappa said that if there is a problem that threatens the federal structure, it should be resolved through legitimate means and discourse.