Karkala to host tribal conference from today

Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Tribal Study Centre Prof He Chee Boralingayya informed that the two-day conference will be inaugurated by Home Minister Dr V S Acharya. Veteran litterateur Dr Chandrashekhar Kambara will preside. Karkala MLA Gopal Bhandry, ZP President Gladys Almeida, DC Hemalatha will be the chief guests. A tribal cultural fest will be inaugurated on the first-day of the sammelan by Alva’s Education Trust President Dr M Mohan Alva, he added.

Two sessions will be held during the two-day convention. The session will be on ‘Koraga charitre mattu vartamana.’ The second session will be on ‘DK, Udupi jilleya budakattugalu mattu vartamana’. Discussions will also be held on the Forest Rights Act, special economic zones, tribal movements, NGOs and tribal communities.

The second day conference will be presided over by Mangalore University Registrar Prof Chenappa Gowda. ‘Culture and history of Koragas’ by Babu Pangala, ‘The present conditions of Koragas’ by Mattadi, ‘Development programmes and Koaragas’ by Susheela Nada, ‘Koraga and modernisation’ by Mohan, ‘Special Economic Zones and tribes’ by Dr Mohan Krishna Rai, ‘Self service organisations and tribal community’ by Dr Jakkaparthasarathy, ‘Tribals and present fears’ by Mahendra Kumar, ‘Adivasi movements’ by Gauri Kenjoor are the issues on which talks will be held in the sessions.

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily will preside over the valedictory ceremony, he said. Tribal Study Centre Head Dr Gangadhar Daivajna, Koaraga Development Association President Balaraj, Secretary Vinaya, Sri Bhuvanendra College Karkala Principal Prof B Padhbhanabha Gowda and others were present.

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