Mangaluru: The Shri Mariyamma Temple in Urwa has become the first temple in Mangaluru city to hoist its name board bearing the Tulu lipi (script).
This was brought to the notice of the people of the city by Mangaluru South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath, who wrote a post in this regard on Facebook on Friday.
Taking to the popular social media platform, where the BJP MLA often interacts with members of the general public, he wrote, “First temple in Mangalore City to have TULU Script NAME Board. Urwa Shri Mariyamma Temple, Boloor.”
He added hashtags such as #MangaloreSouth #tuluto8thschedule #Tulunad #Mangalore.
It can be noted that the people of Tulu Nadu have been fighting to get the language of the region added to the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution, which recognizes 22 languages as official languages in India and includes Kannada, Hindi, Konkani and many others.
Many netizens reacted to the MLA’s post expressing an eagerness to learn the language as well as the lipi or script.
“We are ready to study at at least basic, if someone ready to give class on part time based JAI TULUNADU,” wrote one Facebook user.
“I am very happy to see the TULU boards….since it is very similar to Malayalam lipi very easy to read..” wrote another.