Karnataka: Here is an answer to what can Hindi do to Kannada
- #NammaBankuKannadaBeku is trending in Karnataka
- The hashtag is a way of protesting against not using Kannada in the Banks
- Bank challans, ATM screens, cheque books are printed sans Kannada in Karnataka
When pro-Kannada activists thronged the Metro stations for elevating Hindi to the second spot, many had raised questions that as long as notifications and names are written in Kannada, there should not be a problem. So, now here is an answer and this is how Kannada vanishes from the government notifications when you are silent about other language taking the centre stage, slowly.
From last evening a hashtag #NammaBankuKannadaBeku is trending, where Kannadigas have pointed out with pictures of bank notifications, ATM screenshots where Kannada is missing.
The movement becomes important as the state-run organisations are trying to cater to the needs of people from outside the state and neglecting the regional needs of the people. It can also be remembered that a farmer in Mandya was scolded by a bank staff for not knowing Hindi.
Hundreds of Tweets are pouring with #NammaBankuKannadaBeku. Here is what people have to say about having Kannada in banks.