'Religious intolerance increasing in Tulunadu'

'Religious intolerance increasing in Tulunadu'

The day-long seminar was a part of Vishwa Tulu Sammelan

Addressing the inaugural of a day-long seminar on “Diversion of Netravathi, business and economic development: Yesterday, today and tomorrow” held as part of Vishwa Tulu Sammelan at T V Raman Pai Convention Hall here on Saturday, he said despite all kinds of entrepreneurship and achievements of Tuluvas in various fields, they are proceeding on a different path in terms of religion.

He also said the respect for Tulu language is declining in its own land while those people outside Tulunadu are working towards its preservation and growth.
Hegde called for more discussions on why the soil of Tulunadu going sapless day by day - the economic and social reasons behind it.

Delivering introductory remarks, Vishwa Tulu Sammelan President Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade said the world conference to be held in December is intended to create self-esteem regarding the past, awareness on the present and a vision for the future.

He also said the proceedings of the conference would be presented before the Central and the State government so that they would be informed of the local issues and the demands.

In his address, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests K Sundar Naik said the traditional occupations of Tulunadu have slipped behind the screens against the waves of globalisation. He said the events like Tulu Sammelan would provide necessary encouragement, leadership and foresight to preserve and strengthen them.

Veerendra Heggade released a book ‘Organisational Behaviour’ authored by K Devaraj and C K Hebbar, and the special issue of magazine ‘Aseema’ on the occasion.
Coastal Development Authority Chairman B Nagaraj Shetty presided.

Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy President Palthady Ramakrishna Achar, Vishwa Tulu Sammelan Secretary B Yashovarma, seminar conveners N K Thingalaya and K Devaraj were present. Prior to this, there was a “pride walk of Tuluvas” from Karavali Utsav ground to the programme venue that showcased the traditional arts of Tulunadu.