Karnataka Storeowner Pays Customers to Speak in Kannada: Love for the Language

K. Chezhian

TAMIL TRIBUNE, December 2014 (ID. 2014-12-02)
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There is a name board in front of a store "Dr. MEDICALS" on Intermediate Ring Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka State, India. The board is both in Kannada and English, as is the case with most name boards in Bengaluru. What attracts passerby's attention is what it says both in Kannada and English: "Speak in Kannada and get 1% extra discount." I am not a Kannadiga but I applaud this store owner's "pro-Kannada activism". 

We applaud this store owner's love for the mother tongue.

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