July 7: Telugu and Kannada may soon get classical language status. Union culture minister Ambika Soni on Monday said that a meeting of the experts committee for granting classical language status to Telugu and Kannada has been convened to meeting on August 8. Once the report is submitted to her, Ms Soni will forward it to the ministry of home affairs. This was revealed by Ms Soni when KPCC president M. Mallikarjuna Kharge, the head of the Karnataka Congress delegation, called on her.
During their meeting here, both leaders discussed matters related to granting classical language status to Kannada. Mr Kharge urged that the Centre should expedite the matter.