Kannada to become mandatory in Karnataka

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From the 2018-19 academic year, the Karnataka state government has made Kannada language mandatory in CBSE and ICSE schools from Class I. According to Primary and Secondary Education Department Minister Tanveer Sait, from 2018-19, Kannada will be an introductory language at class I and then gradually be introduced till class X in subsequent years. By 2026-27, Kannada will be the second language in all CBSE and ICSE schools, including the Kendriya Vidyalayas in the state.