Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has assured that Kannada would be included as one of the vernacular languages for the NEET 2017.
Responding to the request made by the state government to include Kannada, Nadda was quoted as saying to a national daily, “As the government has asked for inclusion of Kannada, we are open to it. We respect the sentiments of the people of the state and believe in cooperative federalism.”
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The Union Minister also said that before announcing the list of regional languages for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the government had issued a circular to all states. But, Karnataka government did not seek inclusion of Kannada in NEET then. “Now, the government has changed its stand, considering the sentiments of people, we will definitely add Kannada as one of the languages,” the minister said while addressing a ceremony in NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences), Bengaluru.
Earlier, The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) Chairman Prof S G Siddaramaiah had written a letter to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to include Kannada as one of the regional languages for the NEET 2017. Read the full story here.
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