Twitter campaign 'Jai Tulunad' demands inclusion of Tulu language in 8th schedule

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Sep 9: A twitter campaign 'Jai Tulunad' is launched to include Tulu language in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. The eighth schedule lists the official languages of the Republic of India.

The campaign has already attracted over 1 lac tweets demanding the national recognition of the language. Former minister, Pramod Madhwaraj, supported this campaign with a series of tweets. 

He also tweeted on the need of forming a whatsapp group to get likeminded people together and suggested the campaigners to consult Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Veerendra Heggade.

Tuluvas are joining hands under the fundamental rights of the Constitution which mention that every citizen has the right to protect their language, culture and script. The community is now questioning the government over the provision of laying down a constitutional framework for Tulu language. 

The campaign has received immense support from the Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, who has assured to provide the language with its rightful place in the constitution. Along with MP Nalin, MLAs and sandalwood celebrities from the district have poured in their support.

The Jai Tulunad organisation which launched the campaign has been fighting for the recognition of Tulu language. One of the members of the organisation, Ashwath Tuluve, claimed that MLAs Vedayvyas Kamath and Raghupathi Bhat have asked them to submit a written letter over the matter. Ashwath also stated that the MLAs will raise the issue in the legislative assembly.

The campaign made a conscious effort to tag prominent leaders to receive attention. People who are tweeting in support of the campaign are tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, and chief ministers of Karnataka and Kerala.



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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Good To See this,

    Guys, please support for this cause, not just one day but 365 days,

    If you are from Tulunad and stays outside if someone asks you where are you from Say I am from "Tulunad" (If you are from Udupi, DK, Kasargod)

    Also, say that my mother tongue is Tulu if they don't know about it make them understand.

    Thanks a lot Daiji for this support, God Bless.

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  • Naveen, Tulunad Rajya

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    The main enemies of Tulu and Tulunad are Tuluvas themselves. Most Tuluvas don't like speaking in Tulu but Kannad which is not our language. When everyone United to form their respective states during state reorganization we and our useless leaders slept. Due to this the whole of Tulunad is suffering.
    We all must fight for Tulunad Rajya. As long as we don't fight for our rights we will keep facing injustice. Jai Tulunad

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    An 1500 years of history..a rich cultural tradition, More than highly respected Folks..why #Tulu is not a co- official language of Karnataka/Kerala???. Even saying to be believed,Tulu Vedic Brahmins,Nair who migrated kerala from Tulunadu which was spread frm North canara Gokarna to Nileshwara in Kerala is the the reason for Malayalam Lipi which is almost identical to Tulu lipi.

    The Time had come for Tulu language to get his highly deserved Due...orelse one of the greatest Dravidian language will vanish in notime.
    Hope everyone will support to the inclusion. Support #TuluOfficialinKA_KL

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    there should be joint campaign for putting Tulu and Kodava languages in 8th would carry more strength and support...

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  • Satish, Kudla /Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Good job.... I support... Jai tulunad...

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Tulu is one of the FIVE DRAVIDIAN language. Therefore Tulu Language must have been included in the Eighth Schedule, along with Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam; yet, this is not done. Government must include Tulu language in the Eighth Schedule. Twitter campaign will help.

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