Mangaluru: “Tulu language has grown beyond country, community, caste or creed. Tulu is working as a link between various languages, cultures, and Gods”, said Mangalore University Registrar Prof. A M Khan, after inaugurating a seminar on history tradition and economical background of Tulunad organized jointly by Tulu Parishat and PG departments of history and Archeology, and Economics of University College as a part of student Tulu conference here on Tuesday. “There huge scope for research on Tulu”, he added.
Presiding over the program, Principal Dr. Uday Kumar M A said that language changes with life. If we document our life it would help generations to come. Conference committee vice presidents Mamata Gatti D S and Dharanendra Kumar, Honourary President of the committee Swarna Sundar also spoke.
In his introductory speech, Tulu Parishat President Tharanath Gatti Kapikad said that Student Tulu Conference will be held on January 16 at Town Hall. Around 1200 student representatives from various colleges of undivided Dakshina Kannada district will participate in the event. Around 14 intercollegiate competitions will be held for students including painting, quiz, poem, story, research article, skit, singing Tulu film songs, fashion show, documentary competition, etc.
Tulu conference committee President Prabhakar Neermarga, Tulu Parishat Secretary Benet Ammanna, Treasurer Shubhodhaya Alva, Committee Vice President Shivananda Karkera, Badriya College former principal Ismail and others were present. Economics PG Coordinator Dr. Jayavanta Naik and PG Department History and Archeology Coordinator Dr. Ganapati Gowda conferred vote of thanks.
Writer Babu Pangala, Shri Manjunatheshwara Culture, Research Foundation, Dharmasthala Director Dr. S R Vighnaraj, St. Aloysius college History Associate Professor Dr. Vishant Pinto, Researcher Dr. Indira Hegde presented their sessions on various topics related to Tulu.