'Bisu Minadana' on April 26

Briefing media persons here on Friday, Academy member Bhaskara Rai Kukkuvalli said that Mangalore City Corporation Mayor Rajani Dugganna will inaugurate the day-long programme at 10 am. Senior litterateur Prof Amritha Someshwara will release books published by the Academy. Meanwhile, the 50th edition of Academy’s trimester ‘Kalase’ and ‘Aa Neeli Banodu,’ a CD of Tulu songs, will be released by Tulu Koota President Damodara Nisarga. Academy President Dr Palthadi Ramakrishna Achar will preside, he added.

Bantwal Government College Lecturer Dr Ajakkala Girish Bhat and Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy Member Dr Sundara Kenaje will present papers at the seminar on ‘Tulu Kali’ between 11.30 am and 1 pm. DIET Deputy Director Philomena Lobo will be the guest while Tulu Isiri President Dr K Mohandas Bhandari will preside, Kukkuvalli said. A Yakshagana Talamaddale ‘Tulu Panchavati’ will be presented by eminent artists including Kumble Sundar Rao, Dr M Prabhakara Joshi, Jabbar Samo Sampaje, Sanjaya Kumar Shetty, Dayananda Kattalsar and M J Rao at 2 pm.

District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar and senior litterateur Erya Lakshminarayana Alva, Sri Gokarnanatha Co-operative Bank President A Shivananda Karkera and Veera Rani Abbakka Utsava Samiti Executive President Dinakara Ullal will be the guests at the ‘Bisu Madipu’ programme to be held at 5.30 pm on same day. A poets meet will be held at 7 pm, which will be presided over by veteran Journalist Malar Jayaram Rai, he added.

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