Press Esc to close
Saturday 31 January 2015
News updated at 11:58 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Call to include Tulu in 8th Schedule of Constitution

New Delhi,Dec 15, 2012 dhns:

Union ministers, members of Parliament and other leaders, who participated in a meeting held here on Friday, demanded that the Centre include Tulu in the eighth Schedule of the Constitution to protect the identity of the language.

Former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes chaired the meeting. Over 50 lakh people speak Tulu, the leaders said. “Tulu is a rich language and has a great history and one can find Tulu words being used in Greek dramas as this land had good bilateral relations with far-away nations,” writer Purushothama Bilimale said.

The State had earlier recommended inclusion of Tulu in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Bilimale called upon the Union Ministers and MPs to help fulfil the long-standing demand. The meeting also discussed the proposed “Delhi Tulu Siri-2013,” a World Tulu meet at the national capital scheduled on February 24.

Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, leaders from Karnataka— Jayaprakash Hegde, Ramesh Jigajinagi, P C Gaddigowdar, Basavaraj Patil Sedam, H Vishwanath, J Rama Krishna, Shivarame Gowda, P C Mohan, Anil Lad, Shivakumar Udasi, M Shivanna, H M Revanna and others participated in the meeting.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523