Economic empowerment of ordinary Kannadiga is the need of the hour: CM Bommai

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

Economic empowerment of ordinary Kannadiga is the immediate need of the community. An economically empowered family could then strive for the growth of its language,Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai said.

Bommai who inaugurated the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations of washington based Association of Kannada Kootas of America(AKKA) virtually from his residence in Bengaluru emphasised the need for improving the economic condition of every Kannadiga.

Referring to giving priority for Kannadigas in employment,the Chief Minister,Bommai said that his government is taking necessary initiatives in this regard through imparting higher education in Kannada and necessary skills development.

“Though there are obstacles,legal provisions are available to accord priority for Kannadigas in employment in the state. Our government will implement it,” Bommai said.

Bommai called upon the Kannadiga diaspora in US to play a catalyst role in getting more investment flow to Karnataka from US through active interaction with entrepreneurs in US.

“Showcase the opportunities in Karnataka to them. Our government will provide all the facilities for them to invest here,” he assured.

He appreciated the role being played by AKKA in spreading the fragrance of Kannada language and its rich culture in US.