Mangaluru, December 13: Grand inauguration of “Vishwa Tuluvere Parba-2014” was done by Dr D Veerendra Heggade Dharmadikari of Dharmasthala and Ramana Dixith- chief priest of Tirupati Venkataramana Temple at Sahyadri College campus in Adyar, outskirts of Mangaluru on Friday December 12th.
This function was organized by the Akhila Bharata Tulu Okutta on its silver Jubilee, under the joint association of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.
Ramana Dixith delivering his address said, “Vishwa Tuluvere Parba is a platform to celebrate and protect the language and culture of this land for the future generation. Tulu language will survive, grow and develop till the sun and the moon last. The rich culture and language given to us by our ancestors ought be preserved and developed further”. Blessing the gathering he said, citizens of Tulunadu are the devotees of Lord Venkatramana who practice carrying ‘Hundi’ to Tirumala to offer it to Lord.
Dr D Veerendra Heggade presided over the event and said, “Many have strived for the success of Vishwa Tulu Samelana held at Ujire in 2009. The present day Tuluvas have started to use the Tulu script in their wedding cards. Tulunadu is a blessed land. There are many temples all over Tulunadu. Many great personalities have been born in this sacred land. People of Tulunadu have been working in various parts of world because of the quality of education they have acquired here. People of Tulunadu possess leadership.
He expressed concern over the communal clashes and said, Communal harmony is the strength of this district. Problems should be dealt with tolerance, and proper discussion.
He also revealed he would bring certain issues to the notice of CM such as Nethravathi river diversion, including Tulu language in 8th schedule and about Kambala when Chief Minister attends Tuluparba.
On this occasion, MLA Moideen Bhava and Mayor Mahabala Maarla also delivered their talks.
Health minister U T Khader, ZP president Asha Thimappa Gowda, president of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Manjunath Bhandary, Hemavathi Heggade, Dharmapal U Devadiga, Damodar Nisarga, Janaki Brahmavar, and others were present on this occasion.