Mangalore, April 23: “Learning Kannada is very is very easy as it is one of the best communicative languages”, said Rohini K, District Information officer.
She was speaking as the chief guest at the valedictory programme of the 30 day Kannada learning camp for non-Kannadigas organised under the joint auspices of Dakshina Kannada District Sahithya Parishat and Department of Kannada and Culture at Karnataka Theological College, in the city on Friday, April 23.
The programme was organised to teach basic skills to communicate with Kannada speaking patients for second year medical students of Kasturba Medical College. Over 30 interstate students participated in the camp.
“Language is rather a medium of communication. You can master any language including Kannada if you strive hard” Rohini told the non-Kannadaiga medical students.
Posing example from her own life, she said, “My mother tongue is Malayalam, but, I have learnt Kannada and Tulu, the language of the state and region respectively, very easily”.
She also said that learning Kannada is not as hard as “cracking an iron nut.”
Dr. P N Mayya, Professor, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, who taught Kannada to non-Kannadiga students for 30 days, said in his introductory address that the aim of this camp is to teach basic Kannada communication, especially Kannada listening skill to those medical students who have come here from different parts of the nation.
He said that Kannada is the most beautiful language to communicate through hearts.
Applauding the medical students who participated in the camp, Mayya said that language is also play the role of cultural window. “Learning different languages is a step toward understanding cultures”, he added.
On the same occasion three medical students, Bhavani, Sushil and Abhinav, who hail from Andhra Pradesh, Gujrat and Uttar Pradesh respectively expressed their experience of 30 day camp in Kannada.
S Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, president of KSP DK unit, presided over the programme.
Dr. Hanibal Kabral, Principal KTC and Rev Dr. Ratnakara Sadananda, Director of KTC Research Centre were among those students.