Ballari, April 16: A grant of Rs 20 cr would be released immediately to Hampi Kannada University from the Chief Minister’s Discretionary Fund of KKRDB, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister in his address after inaugurating the new buildings in the Hampi Kannada University premises said, there is a demand for Rs 80 cr. The remaining amount would be released in 2-3 phases.
The Universities should not be confined to just the campus. Times are changing due to globalisation and liberalisation. Kannada is not a thing to be hidden, it is a thing to be opened up, Bommai said.
Kannada should be used in research
Kannada as a language should not be confined to usage just in daily life. It should be used in research and stress should be laid on adopting the technology. Kannada should not lag behind in any field. Kannada should be used in research too, he said.
MP Prakash Research Centre
The Chief Minister advocated the need for new thinking and expansion of the reach of Hampi University. A Research Centre would be established in the name of MP Prakash. State government would provide special assistance for the project, Bommai said.
Bommai recalled the immense contribution of former minister MP Prakash for setting up Kannada university.