Govt open to start Tulu in schools: CM

Govt open to start Tulu in schools: CM

Sammelan would result in the renaissance of Tulu individuality, says V S Acharya

Govt open to start Tulu in schools: CM

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Dharmastala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade, Pejawar seer Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji and other dignitories arrive at the World Tulu convention venue on Thursday.

Addressing the inaugural of the four-day Vishwa Tulu Sammelana here on Thursday, he said the parents too should have an open mind to teach Tulu to their children besides Kannada and English.

Noting that people are lagging in exploiting the potential of original Tulu script, he wished that the convention would result in the revival and promotion of the Tulu script. “When there are an estimated 1.25 crore Tulu-speaking people spread across the world, this would not be a difficult task,” he said.

“In the glamour of modernity, the traditional occupations, folk arts and observations are sliding into oblivion. Let the convention strengthen the roots and Tulu culture and cause the revival of the old charm,” the CM added.

Yeddyurappa assured of efforts to solve the Revenue problems of the coastal districts in connection with land conversion and tenancy (moolageni) system.

Further, he even assured of steps to stabilize the market of horticulture crops including areca.

Home Minister Dr V S Acharya, who released the souvenir ‘Kodipu’ (meaning sprout) wished that the Sammelan would result in “the renaissance of Tulu individuality”.
He urged the Chief Minister to support the extension of Koti Chennaya theme park coming up at Karkala, the centre of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. “The government has already allotted 100 acres and released Rs 1 crore towards the project. The grant has been successfully utilized,” he added.

‘Adapt to change’

Veteran scholar Prof Amrit Someshwar, in his presidential address, said people need to retain tradition but they should not surrender themselves to the tradition in the name of rejuvenation. “We want something that adapts itself to the changing timeline,” he said.
The litterateur also regretted that Rani Abbakka of Ullal, the first Indian woman to fight British has not been given full justice. “We should maintain a tradition of commemorating her at least once in a year,” he emphasised.

District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar inaugurated a folk exhibition while Tulu Sahitya Academy President Palthady Ramakrishna Achar opened a book exhibition.
Former Union minister V Dhananjaya Kumar inaugurated the Tulugrama. MPs Nalin Kumar Kateel and D V Sadananda Gowda released souvenir ‘Paddeyi’ and Tulunada Panchanga respectively on the occasion.

Obstacles for session

Speaking to media persons later, Yeddyurappa said the date for the Assembly sessions would be decided after the meeting of the Assembly Advisory Committee.
“Since the process of Council polls has already begun, there are technical obstacles in holding the session now,” he said.