EDUCATION IN MYSORE
MYSORE, OCT 14
Resolutions have been framed by the Representative Assembly on the proposals in the education memorandum recently issued by the Government. The resolutions passed favoured the establishment of Government primary schools in villages as in the case of towns and cities, and the conversion of all grantsin-aid schools into Government schools. It was also resolved that all schools of middle grade should be bilingual in character, Kannada or Urdu being the medium of instruction, and English being a compulsory second language, and that the medium of instruction in high schools be English as at present, a vernacular being a secondary language. Other resolutions referred to the transfer of the control of the primary educational cess and the establishment of hostels.
SIMLA, OCT 14
A Gazette Extraordinary notifies the appointment of a committee to investigate the recent disturbances in Bombay, Delhi and the Punjab, their causes and the measures taken to cope with them. The personnel of the committee has already been published. The notification continues. The committee, which will submit its report to the Government of India, is expected to assemble at Delhi about the end of October. It will conduct its inquiries in public, but any part of its proceedings may be conducted in camera if the President considers such a course desirable in the public interest. Persons who desire to be called as witnesses should apply in writing to the Secretary, the Home Department, Government of India, Simla, giving their full names and address, together with a brief memorandum of the points in regard to which they desire to give evidence.
BURMA PAGODA CASE
RANGOON, OCT 14
A meeting of Burma Buddhists at Twante has passed a resolution protesting against the acquittal of a Bengali and two of his employees who were charged with demolishing a pagoda, appropriating the bricks, and retaining an ancient urn intended for relics found in the pagoda. The acquittal was ordered by jan Indian Magistrate and the Local Government is to be petitioned asking that only Englishmen or Burmans should adjudicate in all cases where Buddhists’ religious property or buildings are concerned.