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Mangalore: Tulu convention in New Delhi on Feb 24

Mangalore: Tulu convention in New Delhi on Feb 24

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (DV)

Mangalore, Feb 18: Tulu Siri and Tulu Sahitya Academy in collaboration with Kannada and culture department of Karnataka and various pro-Kannada organizations will hold ‘Delhi Tulu Siri’ convention, urging the inclusion of Tulu language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

Addressing a press meet Vasanth Shetty Bellare, convener, Delhi Tulu Siri, said, “Tulu language has its own history, culture, and traditions. It is the dream of Tuluvas to include it in the 8th Schedule of the Indian constitution.”

“So, on Sunday February 24, Tulu Siri will hold a convention at Delhi Kannada School premises in Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, in which a plea will be made to the Prime Minister demanding inclusion of the Tulu language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution by Tulu Abbaka Rani Kendra Bantwal, and Tulu Sahitya Academy. The main intention of this convention is to demand special recognition for Tulu and to educate about Tulu language. Many MPs, MLAs, litterateurs, politicians, and film actors of Karnataka will join this convention,” he added.

Dr Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the convention. Oscar Fernandes, Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mallikarjuna Kharge, K Rehman Khan, K H Muniyappa, D V Sadananda Gowda, Jayaprakash Hegde, Kota Shrinivas Poojary, Surendra Kumar, Suresh S Shetty, Dr M Mohan Alva, and Bykere Nagesh will be present as chief guests.   

Tulu cultural programmes will be performed on the occasion.

Umanath A Kotian, president, Tulu Sahitya Academy, said that with support of MP and MLAs of both districts, Tulu Sahithya Academy is prepared to submit a memorandum demanding special recognition for Tulu language.

Chandrahas Rai, Dr Padmanabha Bhat, Prof Tukaram Poojary, Jaganath Shetty, and Manjula were present at the press meet.


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  • Vijay, B'lore/Sakleshpur

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    They spoke in Kannada, because, it is convention in Dakshina Kannada to make formal communication in Kannada.
    I am sure immediately after the press meet is over, they conversed in tulu with each other.
    Tulunadu people should exert heavy pressure on their MPs, so that Tulu is included in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.

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  • Santhanm Kateel, Kateel/United States

    Wed, Feb 20 2013

    vothe bejara aand Tulu sammelan Kannada baashed nadathod poyer. Orye aand Tulu baashed patherod eathnd aatha. aathe eadde aathu.

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  • satish, kudla/sydney

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Also DK and Udupi needs to be renamed as tulunadu districts . Also make all employees in govt. sectors and banks inside DK and udupi to learn TULU.... Because these are the people who make us to speak non tulu languages...which makes older tulu people tp struggle..not to forget even in courts.... Jai tulunad!

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  • Kiran, Mukka

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Tulu siri.. tulu convention... & why this kannada speech?? Initiate everyting in tulu first..Why cant they speak in tulu???? "Tulu appeg solmelu.. Jai tulunaad"

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Very good Move. Best wishes.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    I'm surprised the way people in Mangalore behave nowadays. When I speak to people they answer in Kannada. The more the city become cosmopolitan I'm afraid Tulu language will be forgotten and very rare people may speak the language. Some corrective action need to be taken.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    There was an article in VIJAYA KARNATAKA, Bangalore Edition, yesterday 17th Feb, on the need of inclusion of TULU in 8th schedule. Author has explained the Tulu's history, culture, contribution, reason for delay in the inclusion etc etc. Article also mentioned about this event on Feb 24.

    According to the author BHOJPURI and RAJASTHANI languages are all set to be included in 8th schedule this month/year. However there is no mention of TULU. Our BIG BIG POLITICIANS sitting in Delhi have to make sure we don't miss the opportunity this time. It is not at all a big task for them if they have WILL towards it. I hope this time it will be materialized. State Govt did a very good job by introducing tulu in schools.

    Jai tulu.. Long live Tulu..

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    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    Tulu Language has 2000 years of history which deserves to be in the 8 th schedule of Indian Constitution.Dr,Sri Veerendra Heggde, who is staunch supporter/patron Tulu Language in undivided districts contributed a lot to take this oldest language to the door of Central Govt to be in the 8th schedule and conducting TULU VISHWA SAMMELANA in Ujire of Belthangady Taluk.In one of the program of TULU Language in Ujire( I did participate)Dr Heggade stressed to take this language to next generation as speaking Tulu in home becoming rare.I request Organizer to include Dr Heggade in this convention which will bring more color to the TULU CONVENTION.I wish this function good luck and hope our voice of request will heard by the DELHI RULERS.

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