Mumbai: For about 12 years, Tulu Sangh has organised several programmes to preserve and develop the culture and language of the country, and for the first time, the Atidonji Koota programme is being conducted. Along with this, the development of the association should be done and everyone should cooperate, said Tulu Sangh Borivali President Karunakara M. Shetty.
Speaking at the Tulu Sangh Borivali’s Women’s wing’s, ‘Atidu Onji Koota’ programme held at Rail Nagar Welfare Association, Rail Nagar Sabhagriha near Borivali (P.) Vaziranaka, he congratulated the women’s section for successfully conducting this programme and said, “They can save our original culture by developing the Tulu Sangha. He also said that our membership should not be limited to Borivali only and Tulu Kannadigas from other parts of Mumbai should also be included as members.
Working President of Women’s Division of Bunt’s Association Mumbai Jogeshwari-Dahisar Regional Committee Shailaja Amarnath Shetty, who arrived as the Chief Guest, said that we need to remind this City of many things that are unbearable for this metropolis. It is impossible to look back when we remember the original skills of the elders of the various communities of our country in the past. All these cultures seem to have disappeared today. Our mothers knew a lot about Tulu folklore. The elders in the house have a wealth of knowledge. Let’s inform the next generation about it. We are celebrating the culture of our town here, and the food prepared by the members of Tulu Sangh Borivali at their home is a proof of that,” she added.
Senior Tulu Kannada writer Seemanthur Chandrahasa Suvarna, who was present as the Guest of Honour, spoke about Aati and told about the arrival of Aati celebrations to Mumbai. “Atidonji Dina began to be celebrated to save the culture and language of the country. If the country’s culture survives, it is only in Mumbai. We are celebrating Aati to convey the culture of our country to the next generation. Today Naga worship is seen as a pretentious deity. devotion.” He clarified that Koragajja is not Koragajja but he is Koragataniya. Let us celebrate everything in a way that is not harmful to our original culture,” he added.
Working President of the Women’s Wing Thilottama P. Vaidya welcomed the guests and the audience and congratulated all the Women’s Wing and the Executive Committee who helped in organising the programme.
Mundappa Payyade, Treasurer Bunt’s Association Mumbai, Tulu Sangh Borivali Founder President Vasu Putran, Former President of Tulu Sangh Borivali, Prakash Shetty Petemane spoke and congratulated Tulu Sangh Borivali and the Women’s Wing.
Trustee of Mahisha Mardhini Temple, Borivali West Pradeep Shetty was felicitated on behalf of the association by Mundappa Payyade, treasurer of Bunt’s Assocition Mumbai and guests and other dignitaries present on the stage. After speaking, he wished the association to grow well. Former President Prakash Shetty Petemane introduced Pradeep Shetty.
The guests were introduced by Rajit Suvarna, General Secretary of the Association and Kasturi Shetty, Secretary of the Cultural Committee.
Bunt’s Association Mumbai Jogeshwari – Dahisar Regional Committee Working President M. G. Shetty Nitte, Former Working President Vijay Bhandari, Women’s Division Vice-President Sunita Nityananda Hegde, Former Working President Padmavati Shetty, Billava Association Mumbai Borivali – Dahisar Regional Committee Working President Mohan Amin and dignitaries of various organisations were present.
Rati Shankar Shetty, Vice President of the Committee Harish G. Maindan, Treasurer Chandrahasa Belchada, Treasurer Savitha C. Shetty, Jayanthi Shetty of Shetty Women’s Division and others were present.
Lakshmi Devadiga entertained everyone with folk dance and madira dance. Rajit Suvarna narrated the programme. Rohini T. Kotyan rendered prayers. Women’s Division Secretary Lakshmi Devadiga offered the felicitation.
All other office-bearers and members of the Executive Committee and Sub-Committees of the Association contributed to the success of the programme.