Mangaluru: Campaign to promote Tulu, to include in Eighth Schedule continues

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Oct 15: For over a year there have been several campaigns conducted all over the coastal belt for the recognition of Tulu language. Politicians irrespective of any parties, celebrities, organizations have shown support to include Tulu language in Eighth Schedule.

Moreover, people are taking up initiative in promoting Tulu language by learning Tulu scripts and it can be noticed in many places that names are written in Tulu script in order to promote the language.


An organization, Jai Tulunad, has even started free online Tulu script learning classes where large number of people are registering themselves to learn the Tulu script.

Two days ago, Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath had put up Tulu script nameplate at his office and received wide appreciation from the public for his initiative.

Kankanady-Valencia corporator Sandeep Garodi has also put up his name in Tulu script on his letterhead and locals of Garodi have installed a banner in Tulu script congratulating Prakash Garodi on becoming vice president of Mangaluru south BJP Yuva Morcha.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Sandeep Garodi said, "Today everyone speaks about including Tulu language in the Eighth Schedule. Meanwhile, everyone should take up the initiative in making this happen. I have put my name in Tulu script on my letterhead and I hope this will help inspire others to follow the same. People will notice it and they will be keen in learning the script and bring changes everywhere by writing names in Tulu script."






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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Even otherwise it has now become necessary to speak Tulu in Govt. offices and public places. Those who speak Kannada are considered to have come from out of the twin districts. So in a way Tulu is being promoted unofficially. What we now need is official recognition of the language.

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  • Suraj rai, GOA

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Solmelu nama matha ottugu gendaga e namma TULU bashenu.

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  • Praveen Poojary, Palimar

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Mother Tongue most of all coastal MPs and MLAs is TULU and are not much
    serious in including Tulu language in 8th schedule, once it will include in eight
    Schedule of constitution lot of benefits are there for tuluvas

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  • Rajat shetty, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Around one crore people in this globe speak and love TULU language still why so
    much delay in Eighth schedule

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  • Jagdish, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    First create more and more job opportunities and improve infrastructure in the Mangalore City. Every year many youngstars are leaving the Mangalore city and migrating to other bigger cities for employment purpose. Its not the time to always go back to history and think about that today. Such campaigns can be done later.

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  • Reuben, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Well I'm a student and I really think this is a good initiative to showcase and teach our beautiful language to the present generation , I wish this was done sooner while I was in school .

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Without Tulunadu dist no way to get recognition for Tulu language in the 8th schedule...This us the need truth.Underdtand this and then draw up plans accordingly....

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Our Tulu 400 years back language
    Why BJP is trying to politize it for no other reason
    BJP is only 40 years old political party with old Janadangha

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Tulu, Konkani, Beary, what more ?

    Teach your mother tongue yourself to your children people, so that they will have one subject less in school. Why do you want everything at government expense ? Will their specialization in any of these languages entitle them for a career ??

    Isn't knowing Kannada, English, Hindi sufficient ?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    "Tulu, Konkani, Beary, what more ?"


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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Malayalam is at par with Kannada, taught compulsorily in Kerala and optional in lieu of Kannada in border region schools. Tulu, Konkani, Beary are a kind of dialects.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    We want a separate state Tulunad with a Genuine International Airport ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    "with a Genuine International Airport ..."

    is the present one fake?

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Fake ??? Well, sort of.

    Given to Adani to manage but he sublet it to a German (or Austrian) company to manage.

    Look at Modi government's kartooten ! Couldn't there be a clause that sub-letting makes the agreement null & void ? Now Adani makes probably 20-30% on the contract, that too in foreign currency. Did Modi government search for Adabi/Ambanis' Swiss accounts, or is he only after one faily ??

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