BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 28: “English language education became a challenge for the other regiol languages in our country,” said the eminent Kara novelist SL Vayrappa, in the face-to-face interaction programme with the novelist and city jourlists at Guwahati Press Club today.
At the guest of the month programme today, Vayrappaa said, “Our people of the country became more interested towards the English language education, for which the other regiol languages are neglected. In Kartaka, the parents want to send their children to English medium schools only, for which the young generation are less aware about the Kara language and literature. Recently, the Kara Sahitya Parishad filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on this matter, but the court has said that this problem can be solved only through public awareness. I, therefore, suggest forming a new law to control the aggressiveness of English language and help the regiol languages to survive among young generation.”
In context of media and press, Vayrappa said, “Media was patriotic kind at the time of independence in our country, but slowly the concept changed and now the media is all about business minded media. Now, every media is controlled by the capitalists and businessmen of the country. Likewise, the education system is also became money minded and business oriented. In Kartaka, all the educatiol system became a business oriented industry. Parents have to spend more than crors rupees to educate one child. Though, the education system there became very upgraded, the cost of education make the parents helpless.”
In context of his life, Vayrappa said, “I am from a veryu poor family and have lost my mother in the age of 11 years. I have passed my childhood in a very simple way, and later grew interest towards the subject of death. I read the Kathopanishad by the suggestion of a professor in Kartaka, but was not satisfied and so took the help of Philosophy to learn more about its subjects. There are very few realistic philosophers in the world and among them, Pythagoras, Plato and Socrates were the best.”
Veteran jourlist DN Bezboruah also stated about the present challenges of media and supported Vayrappa in the views. The programme was also attended by various jourlists of the city.