Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's 'Namma Kannada' for these Sikh kids from Rajasthan

These five children meticulously learn the Kannada alphabet as their parents busy themselves each day within the manufacture and sale of cutlery. 

Their teachers at the Government Higher Primary School at KEB Colony here are thrilled that Ankit Singh, Karan Singh, Amrit Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Bharati Kaur - belonging to Sikh families hailing from Rajasthan - are learning the rudiment of the language that they have embraced as their own.

While Ankit, Amrit and Karan are in Class II, Kuldeep and Bharati are students of Class IV. Sumit, another child from Rajasthan, had studied Class I in a Hindi school, but has now joined this Kannada school for Class II. 

They reside at Sunnada Bhatti area of Siya Talab extension in the city, known for the utter lack of basic amenities. 

The Sikh families migrated six years ago to Raichur in search of a livelihood and it has been their home ever since.

with thanks : DeccanHerald : link in headline above for detailed news.

No comments: