Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Bangalore as Union Territory

I am told there is a proposal doing the rounds to make Bangalore a Union Territory or even carve out a New Bangalore. I am also told that the objective is to enable the administration to focus better on amenities and infrastructure and thereby make people's lives better. It's just a talk in the corridors of power and nothing concrete.

Here is a news item carried by the online edition of Star of Mysore of Nov 30.
Star of Mysore, Mysore.
Mysore, Nov. 30 (PH&BRS)- Pressures may be brought in the coming days to make Bangalore a Union Territory on the grounds that there are more non-Kannada speaking people in that city than Kannadigas, observed noted columnist Prof. H.S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar (HSK).

He was speaking after inaugurating Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations in Jaganmohan Palace Auditorium here yesterday under the auspices of Canara Bank Kannada Sangha.

Kanandigas in Bangalore accounted for only 32 per cent, while others were 68 per cent. It was not surprising if the majority of the population who had gravitated to Bangalore and speaking languages other than Kannada made a demand for declaring Bangalore as a Union Territory, Prof. HSK remarked.

It was right to say that outsiders must not be allowed to make Bangalore their home. But, they must learn Kannada, he felt.

Dr. Aravinda Malagatti, Director, Kuvempu Instiute of Kannada Studies, also spoke. Dr. S.T. Ramachandra, Senior Manager of Canara Bank's Regional Office presided. Mr. M.S. Satish, General Secretary of the Sangha and Mimicry Dayanand were on the dais.

Mr. C. Basavaraju, Treasurer of the Sangha, welcomed. Dayanand presented a hilarious entertainment programme.



Think it over..!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, It is problem faced by Bangalore city now! But according to the Law granted by Indian Constitution, one citizen as a right to travel and live in any part of India. So the Kannadigas Living out of Karnataka in other Cities also should be cared.