Mangalore, April 26: ‘Bisu Minadana’ under the banner of Tulu Sahitya Academy, Mangalore, was inaugurated at Town Hall, Mangalore on Monday, April 26.
Bhaskara Rai Kukkuvalli, Member, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, welcomed all.
Rajani Dugganna, Mayor, Mangalore City Corporation inaugurated. In her address, she recalled the Bisu celebrations that were held in the olden days and said that today people have forgotten the traditions associated with Bisu celebrations.
Dr Amritha Someshwara, Senior Litterateur addressed the function and said that the people need not worry as regards diminishing of Tulu culture and Yakshagana. While recalling the recently held Vishwa Tulu Sammelana, he said that Tulu culture will retain its name without any fuss.
Dr. Palthady Ramakrishna Achar, President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, presided over the function.
Damodar Nisarga, President, Tulu Koota, Mangalore, released a CD ‘Aa Neeli Baanodu’.
Dr. Padekallu Vishnu Bhat, Dr. B Shivaram Shetty, Dr. Nikethana Udupi, Sudhakar Rao Pejavar, Chandrahasa Rai and many others were present.