Udupi: September 6, 2015: Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA, said on Saturday that Beary, one of the richest languages of the country, should be promoted. He was speaking after inaugurating the Conference on Beary Literature and Culture organized by Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy, here.
He inaugurated the conference by beating the traditional “daph” or tambourine.
Mr. Madhwaraj said Beary was also a sweet language. Though it had its literature and poetry, there were endless possibilities for developing it further.
The richness of Beary language could be gauged by the fact that it had over 50,000 words.
The Beary Sahitya Academy was in the process of bringing out a Beary dictionary.
Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts were not just culturally but also linguistically diverse. Languages including Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, and Beary co-existed with one another.
What made it more unique were different dialects of Konkani, Tulu, and Kannada were also spoken. The Kundapur region had Kundagannada.
There was slight difference in the Tulu spoken in Udupi and Mangaluru.
These two districts also had people following diverse faiths.
Since there was so much diversity, harmony was more essential here.
India alone was home to 1,600 languages. No other country in the world had so many languages.
It was necessary to save not just the major languages but also other languages.
“Yet in spite of all this diversity, we live together in harmony. All persons should understand this need for harmony,” Mr. Madhwaraj said.
Five teachers and achieves were felicitated on the occasion.
The teachers are: Master Mehmood, Mohiuddin Master, Adam Davalgi and Nirmal Kumar. The achievers are: Abdul Razak, K. Abubakar Athrady, Mohammed Sharif Karkala and Yakub Khadar Gulvady.