News & Pics: Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Jan 4: Karnataka ministers brought in the required dignity to the second day of Tulu Parba – 2010 held on Sunday January 3 to mark the 31st annual day celebrations of metro-based Kala Jagattu, which has been striving to promote distinct culture of Tulunadu in the country and worldwide at Bunts Bhavan, Kurla (East), here.
Karnataka home minister Dr V S Acharya presided. Karnataka higher education minister Aravind Limbavali was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Acharya said that Tulu has been widely spoken by other native speakers in the coastal district of Karnataka. The recently held Vishwa Tulu Sammelan at Ujire, Beltangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, has given fillip to sustain Tulu, with the potential to include in the Eighth Schedule of national Constitution, Dr Acharya said.
Minister Arvind Limbavali said that the natives of Tulunadu are known for hospitality and hardwork. They have left their indelible mark in the global scenario among the rest of Indians.
Udupi MLA K Raghupati Bhat and Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon were among others, who were present on the dais. Suresh P Shetty social worker of Bellary was presented with Kala Jagattu – 2010 award and Santacruz Kannada Sangh president L V Amin, Dombivili Karnataka Sangh president Indrali Divakar Shetty were also honoured.
Minister Dr Acharya also honoured the achievers – Sukumar N Shetty (organizer), Rons Bantwal (journalist) and Harish Vasu Shetty (stage artiste).
Abbaga Daraga, Tulu musical play directed by Paramanand Salian Sasihitlu was staged by a troupe from Mangalore as part of cultural programme. Mannda Magal Abbakka, Tulu historical play was staged by the women troupe of Ranga Spandana, Mangalore. A musical concert directed by Tonse Pushkal Kumar and Satish Suratkal was also held.