Today is the momentous day on which the state of mysore was formally named as the state of Karnataka 50 years ago. As we celebrate the 5oth year, many things have changed. The states were formed based on the languages prevelant in them. However, today the capital of karnataka-banglore is more of a metropolitan city with as many people speaking other languages as kannada if not more.Today as "Banglore" becomes "Bengaluru", not much is changing. English is becoming a language of choice for the students, due to its wide spread use, especially so in the newly emerging BPO industry.
If we need to preserve our language we need some inovative rather than drastic measures, such as picketing english language advertisement boards. When i say inovative, i refer to inititives like essay contests, awards to kannada writers, journalists and otehrs who have been working for kannada. I do agree that these measures may not seem to be suffecient.But atleast let us make an honest begining.