Tulu Sammelana passes 18 resolutions

The Sammelana also accepted as many nine other resolutions which the organisers termed “resolutions by and for the people of Tulunadu”.
The convention reception committee General Secretary M Mohan Alva presented the resolutions before the jam-packed pandal during the valedictory.

Following are the resolutions to be submitted to the government:
*   Tulu with a history of around 2,500 years should be included in the VIII Schedule of Indian Constitution.
*   A decision should be taken on the MSEZ only after studying the carrying capacity of the coastal districts. No harm should be caused to  the agriculture zone.
*   The unscientific Netravathi river diversion project should be dropped.
*   The coastal region should be declared “special tourism zone”.
*   The Union government should give all facilities to Tulu, which are usually given to any minority language.
*   The Mangalore international airport should be renamed as “Tulunadu international airport”.
*   A separate department should be opened in Mangalore University for the study of Tulu language, literature and culture.
*   The government should organise “Abbakka Utsava” on the lines of Hampi, Kadamba, Kittur Utsavas. Abbakka Awards should be presented annually.
*   Separate railway zone should be sanctioned for Mangalore; more day trains should be introduced.
*   Support prices should be announced for paddy, areca, coconut, rubber and sugarcane crops; additional support should be given to dairy farming.
*   The Brahmavar sugar factory should be revived or a new factory on co-operative basis should be started.
*    Special emphasis should be given to fisheries and port development.
*    Proper steps should be taken towards safeguarding the biodiversity of Western Ghats.
*    Tulu should be taught in schools as a language.
*    A repertoire should be established on the lines of Rangayana for training and development of Tulu theatre and folk arts.
*    Tulu should be given more importance in Mangalore Akashvani.
*    Special grants should be given for the publication and sale of Tulu books.
*    Good roads should be provided to the coastal districts on priority basis.

Resolutions for self
The Sammelana also passed certain resolutions for the self implementation of the Tuluvas, which include considering December as ‘Tulu month’ and celebrating ‘Tulu Utsava’ in various places of Tulunadu on the lines of Kannada Rajyotsava.

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