Mangaluru, Dec 15, 2014: Vishwa Tuluvere Parba 2014, the three-day fest on Tulu language and culture which concluded at Sahyadri College at Adyar here on Sunday has passed six resolutions on the development of the language and region. The resolutions submitted to District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai, include a strong demand to form a committee under the leadership of chief secretary of the government to work on adding Tulu in the eigth schedule of Indian Constitution.
The resolutions read out by Vishwa Tuluvere Parba Convenor A C Bhandary also demanded the State government to drop Yettinahole project. Other demands of the resolution were on allowing Kambala with changes, implementing Tulu as third language both in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, dropping projects which are against agriculture in coastal area. It also demanded the government to name the Mangalore International Airport as ‘Tulunad International Airport’ and to issue public notices in Tulu language.
‘Save Tulu land’
Chief guest of the event, Pejavara seer Vishweshatheertha Swamiji expressed concern about the land of Tulunad along with language and culture. God is in nature.
Hence, dams and power projects should not harm forest and farm land. It is true that people of North Karnataka need drinking water, but not at the cost of disturbing others. Everyone should be convinced before implementing any project.
We should love other languages like Konkani, Beary or Marathi. We can save culture only by saving language,” he said.
Presiding over the function, Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade recalled the contribution of Tuluvas towards Kannada.
“It is the time to save our language and culture by staying united. Attempts are going on to save Tulu culture through fests, sports meets and cinemas. Tulu literature is growing day-by-day. Media should support towards the development of Tulu,” he said.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said that people need not worry about the recommendations of Kasturirangan report. They will be implemented on the basis of Central government’s report.
The government will take care of public interest. On Kambala, he said that the problem created because of the mistake of State veterinary director. The problem will be solved at the earliest, as D V Sadananda Gowda himself is the Union Law Minister. “In Centre, six MPs from the region, including one Minister will do their best to serve language and culture,” he assured.
On Kasturirangan report
Regarding Kasturirangan report, District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai said that the report applies to six states, but only Kerala has submitted report to the Central government. Kerala has dropped 20 per cent land against the recommendation of the report to consider ecological sensitive zones, but the state has prepared the report by dropping 37 per cent land, he said. Meanwhile, Rai said that there is a need for maintaining harmony between communities in Tulunad.
He hailed the Tuluvas hailing from Mumbai and foreign countries for their love towards language.
Earlier, around 80 artists of Surathkal Buntara Sangha presented ‘Tulunadda Porlu-Tirl,’ a cultural extravaganza, under the direction of Naveen Shetty Alake, prepared by Mohan Koppala.
A set of traditional Tulu house and artistes depicting the lifestyle of Tuluvas enthralled the audience. Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy team also performed programmes on the occasion. Vijaynath Vittal Shetty and others were felicitated.
Youth Service, Sports Minister K Abhaychandra Jain, Health Miniater U T Khader, Akhila Bharatha Tulu Okkuta President Dharmapala U Devadiga, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy President M Janaki Brahmavara were present among others.