School officials with students at the program.
Doha: Since the start of this academic year, students in grades 1 to 8 can opt for Kannada as a second or third language at DPS-Monarch International School.
Applauding this initiative, Karnataka Sangha Qatar handed over the Letter of Appreciation to DPS Monarch International School issued by Karnataka Development Authority, Government of Karnataka.
Among the dignitaries who attended the meeting were: Hassan Chougule, President DPS Monarch International School; Yasir Nainar, Vice President of DPS Monarch International School; Rocky Fernandes, director; Meenal Bakshi, director; Mahesh Gowda, KSQ Chairman; Subramanya Hebbagelu, vice-president of the CIC; Sandeep Reddy, KSQ Vice President; Savious Crasta, KSQ Membership and Media Coordinator; Madhu Uppal, director (middle and high school); and Sujith Kumar, Principal (KG and Primary), DPS Monarch International School.
Gowda thanked the school management for accepting Kannada’s start request and reaffirmed KSQ’s continued support helping the school to integrate Kannada smoothly into its CBSE program and also for organizing the Kannada workbooks required of Karnataka.
Meenal Bakshi, the principal, said the initiative aims to meet the needs of the communities in Kannadiga and within the context of cosmopolitan demographic change with an increase in the number of bi/multilingual students the school serves.