The Tulu koota of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) in association with Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy organized a one-day State Level Tulu Cultural Fest ‘Tulu Parba’ on 18 Feb. 2019 at LCRI Hall. Sri A.C. Bhandary, President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy inaugurated the programme. Sri Harikrishna Punaroor, Former President of Kannada Sahitya Parishad was the Chief Guest. Cine Actor, Sri Bhojaraj Vamanjoor was the Guest of honour. Ku. Chitrali, Drama Junior Winner was the special invitee. Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ was presided over the programme. Presidents of Tulu Koota, Suraksha Karkera and Rashmi Amin and KTSA member, Durga Menon were present on the dais.
The Chief Guest on the occasion, Sri A C Bhandary congratulated the Tulu Koota Members for their innovative programme for the promotion of Tulu Language and culture. He expressed his desire that all colleges and educational institutions foster and promote Tulu Culture. Tulu language has to be offered as a language in schools and colleges. He said that it was sad that Tulu culture has not received its deserved status so far. Hence promotion of Tulu as a language would mean raising the status of Tulu Culture. This requires many programmes in schools and colleges to make students aware of the richness of our culture. He advised students to develop the habit of reading Tulu books and promote its development.
Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, the Principal of the College and the President of the event congratulated the students for organizing the innovative and unique Tulu Parba to promote Tulu Culture. He wished that several new and innovative initiatives would be organized in the coming days.
Sri Bhojaraja Vamanjoor, another guest shared his interesting story of getting attracted to theatre and entering the field of acting. He advised the students to love all cultures and languages without any discrimination and promote them to the best of their capacity.
Sri Harikrishna Punarooru, applauded the afforts of the Tulu Sahitya Academy in promoting Tulu Language and Culture. He exhorted students to constantly work hard to work for developing the popularity of Tulu language and culture.
During the programme, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor and Chitrali were felicitated.
Rashmi Amin welcomed the gathering. Chaitra compered the programme and Durga Menon proposed the vote of thanks.