'Rename DK district, M'lore varsity'


Resolutions in this regard were passed during the ‘Tuluvere Parbo’ held at Belthangady recently. The Koodkat also demanded that Tulu should be included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The demands also included- drop the second phase of the MSEZ and the PCPIR; drop the unscientific Netravathi river diversion project; no major industries to the ecologically sensitive Tulunadu.

The Koodkat also warned the government of demanding a separate Tulu state if these resolutions were not accepted and implemented. Earlier, inaugurating the Tuluvere Parbo (the festival of Tuluvas), District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar too admitted that environment is being destroyed with the entry of major industries. “This has kept Tulunadu in the danger zone,” he noted.

Speaking on the occasion, Belthangady Diocese Bisop Rev Dr Lawrence Mukkuyi said Tuluvas should rever other languages too and the people of all religions should unitedly fight against wickedness. Thinker Lakshmisha Tholpady released a compilation of scholarly writeups to mark a seminar held as part of the Parbo. 

Addressing the valedictory, scholar Prof Amrit Someshwar said Dalits have a special place in Tulunadu culture.  “It is our duty to show moral support to Tulu-related programmes wherever it takes place,” he observed. Cultural programmes were held throughout the night attracting large number of Tuluvas.

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