Mangaluru: Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018 a two day World Tulu Cultural Convention will be held in Dubai on November 23 and 24, 2018.
In this direction, the Cultural Committee Team headed by Vishwanath Shetty and Convention Committee headed by Prakash Rao Payyar met on Wednesday, September 5 to discuss the programme presentation.
Ajmal S.M., Alwyn Pinto, Dev Kumar Kambli, Ganesh Rai, Shashi Shetty and Shodhan Prasad from the Core Team were present. Other members include Vaishnavi Shetty, Raviraj Shetty, Sangeetha Shetty, Jayanth Shetty, Ashok Anchan, Girish Narain, Krishna Prasad, Nithyanand Beskoor, Vasu Bayer, Dinesh Shetty Kottinja, Kiran Shetty, Devesh Alva, Jasmitha Vivek and Usha Shetty.
The meeting started with prayer while Shodhan Prasad welcomed the gathering and briefed about the programme developments. Vishwanath Shetty took over and explained how tedious the job was in distributing the time slot for each of the events.
He said that the event is flooded with programmes voluntarily offered by Tuluvas from all around the world including the host country-the UAE. It is difficult for the Committee to allow time schedules as requested and hence they had to cut down the program slots and in this bid group, folk singing competition had to be cancelled.
Later, Ganesh Rai briefed on the printing, designs of invitation and souvenir details and said that these will be of unique content especially for the Sammelana.
In the meeting the Committee also finalized to have ‘Group Folk Dance Competition (Gumpu Janapada Nalike da Pantha) exclusively for Tuluvas from all over the Gulf Countries and then Tulu Nada Parbholu Natya Roopaka, Yaksha Natya Ghana Vaibhava, Tala Maddale, Phili Nalike, Daivaradhane and Bootharadhane Ghosti, Hasya, Chutuku, Kavana Ghostilu, Tulu Rangha Bhoomi, Tulu Chalana Chitra Ghostilu, Anivasi, Horanada Tuluvere Ghostilu, Tulu Rasamanjari, Tulu Ayona, Siri Tulu Nalike, Yelver Daivolu Tulu Nritya Roopaka and Telipale Stand-up comedy by various teams including Prashamsa Kaup and Umesh Mijar.
Naveen Shetty Yedmar, Kadri Navneeth Shetty, Bhasker Rai Kukkuvalli, Dayanand Kathalsar, Saiheel Rai are expected to compete the event.
The main attraction of the programme will be lip smacking delicacies of Tulunadu and exhibition of Tulunadu articles and artifacts.
Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. D. Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmastala has consented to be the Chief Guest and will be inaugurating the programme along with Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, Patron of Tuluvas in Dubai, Rev. Fr. Peter Paul Saldhana, current Bishop-elect of Mangalore, Abdussalam Puthige, Muslim Scholar and Editor of Varthabharathi Daily News Paper, Rev. Fr. Ebenezer Jathana of CSI Mangalore.
Host of guests from Mangalore including Dharmapal Devadiga President of Akhila Bharata Tulu Okkoota, A.C Bhandary President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Dr. Mohan Alva, various well-known Poets, Scholars, Journalists, Tulu Film Personalities and famous Dramatists of Tulunadu will be present.
Sarvotham Shetty is the Chief Coordinator of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana supported by Event Manager Shodhan Prasad, Ganesh Rai, Dev Kumar Kambli, Satish Poojary, Yogesh Prabhu, Ajmal Sayyed, M.E. Muloor, Alwyn Pinto, Afroz Assadi, Noel Almeida, Jyothika Shetty, Smitha Bhat, Suvarna Satish and Shashi Shetty.
The total event will be conducted with Rythm Events Dubai under the management of Sandhya Creations. Al Nasr Leisureland Ice Rink & Nashwan Hall will be the venue for this two-day event wherein more than 4,000 audiences including participants are expected from all over the world.