Uttaranchal Governor Margaret Alva was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the Vishwa Tulu Sammelan held at Ujire, near here, on Sunday December 13.
Speaking on the occasion, she said that native Tulu women are embodied with many traits and have proven themselves in every sphere in the society.
Sammelan chief secretary Dr Mohan Alva announced the 18 decisions that were taken during the Sammelan—to include Tulu in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution, to award all facilities meant for minority languages, to rename Mangalore Airport as Tulunadu Airport, to improve facilities at Mangalore railway station, to provide basic amenities for developing Tulunadu as a tourist spot, to introduce Tulu news in All India Radio at Mangalore station, to rejuvenate Bramavar Sugar Factory, and others.
The Sammelan was the first of its kind to express the genuine concern of all Tulu natives to sustain the language and for the growth of the entire region. The people of Tulu origin residing across the country and abroad thronged the Tulunadu heritage village constructed for the convention. Although the traffic snarls caused delays to a few visitors here, the spirit was overwhelming and visitors braved all inconveniences to reach the venue on time. (Daijiworld)