Pawan Kalyan through his Twitter ed Jagan and said while our neighboring states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are trying their level best to save their language we are killing it.
As the latest development in this row, Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S. Suresh Kumar has written a letter to Jagan to not introduce two-language formula in the state and urged that by doing so many children who are studying in their mother tongue Kannada in the border districts like Kurnool, Anantapur, and Chittor.
"The Andhra Pradesh government's decision to convert all government schools into English medium and compel every student to learn Telugu or Urdu as one of the languages has defied the spirit of bonhomie that has always existed between each of our States. This impacts the morale of Kannadigas residing in border areas of Andhra Pradesh who did their schooling in Kannada medium all these years," the Minister's letter read.
"The decision taken by the government to follow a two-language formula will put the lives of so many Kannada teachers in jeopardy and many children will be deprived of learning their mother tongue, for the simple reason that they are living outside Karnataka," he maintained.
The Minister also requested AP CM Jagan to "take necessary action to protect the interests of Kannadigas by continuing the minority language schools, who teach Kannada as a language or as a medium".