Delhi Tulu Siri to host convention on February 24

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 10:40 hrs

Delhi Tulu Siri, an event to showcase the proud Tulu culture in the national capital as well as to impress upon the people to provide due recognition to Tulu language in the Indian Constitution, is being organized here on February 24.

In this regard, a press conference is being organised today to share information about the event as well as the need for the inclusion of the Tulu language in the eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

I.Ramamohan Rao, Chief Editor of Asian News International (ANI) and Dr. Purushothama Bilimale, Programme Director, Delhi Tulu Siri, will address the media.

The press conference is being held at the Delhi Karnataka Sangha, Rao Tularam Marg, Section-12, R.K. Puram.

Tulu, belonging to the Dravidian family of languages, is spoken by over 75 lakh people all over the world. Tulu has a history of more than 2500 years. Using the techniques of Lexicon-Statistics, scholars conducted that this language developed as an independent language since 8th century BC. Highly stylized classical literature also developed in Tulu language. The output of the Tulu oral tradition is really stunning and PaDdanas (folk narratives) found in Tulunadu-comprising the southern coastland of Karnataka and northern parts of Kerala-could be ranked among the best folk epics of the world.

Structured efforts have been made by social activists, linguists, litterateurs, educationists as well as political leaders both inside and outside the Parliament to include Tulu, one of the most vibrant and beautiful languages in the eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution.

However, Tulu could not gain benefit of being included in the Eighth Schedule. (ANI)

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