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September 1, 2018

Culture of Tulu Nadu to come alive at global Tulu convention in Dubai

Shodhan Prasad

Dubai, Sept 1: ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018’ a two day World Tulu Cultural Convention is scheduled to be held in Dubai on November 23 and 24, 2018.  Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr D Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmastala has consented to be the chief guest and will be inaugurating the programme along with Padmashree Dr B R Shetty, Patron of Tuluvas in Dubai, Rev. Fr. Peter Paul Saldhana, current Bishop elect of Mangaluru, Abdussalam Puthige, Muslim Scholar and editor of Varthabharathi Daily newspaper, Rev Fr Ebnezer Jathana of CSI Mangaluru and a host of cultural guests including Dharmapal Devadiga President of Akhila Bharata Tulu Okkoota, A.C Bhandary President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Dr. Mohan Alva, well-known poets, scholars, journalists, Tulu film personalities and Dramatists of Tulu Nadu.

Sarvotham Shetty is the chief coordinator of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana supported by event Manager Shodhan Prasad, Ganesh Rai, Dev Kumar Kambli, Satish Poojary, Yogesh Prabhu, Ajmal Sayyed, M.E. Muloor, Alwyn Pinto, Afroz Assadi, Noel Almeida, Jyothika Shetty, Smitha Bhat, Suvarna Satish & Shashi Shetty the Core Committee Members.

Various sub-committees were formed during the recent meeting in order to carry on the activities in a smoother way into professional presentation.  The total event will be conducted with the license of Rythm Events Dubai under the management of Sandhya Creations. Al Nasr Leisureland Ice Rink & Nashwan Hall will be the venue for this two day event wherein more than 4,000 audience including participants are expected from all over the world. This is expected to be a historical event.

While the preparation is going on in full swing, the cultural committee headed by Vishwanath Shetty and convention committee head Prakash Rao Payyarmet yesterday at Quick Bite Restaurant to discuss on the programme presentation. Ajmal S.M., Alwyn Pinto, Dev Kumar Kambli, Ganesh Rai, Shashi Shetty and Shodhan Prasad from the core team were also present.  Other members include Vaishnavi Shetty, Raviraj Shetty, Sangeetha Shetty, Jayanth Shetty, Ashok Anchan, Girish Narain, Krishna Prasad, Nithyanand Beskoor, Vasu Bayer, Dinesh Shetty Kottinja, Kiran Shetty, Devesh Alva, Jasmitha Vivek and Usha Shetty were present.

The meeting started with shanti prayer while Shodhan welcomed and briefed on the programme developments. Vishwanath took over and explained how tedious was the job in distributing the time slot for each of the items.  He said that the Event is flooded with programmes voluntarily offered by Tuluvas from all round the world including the host country UAE.  It was difficult for the Committee to allot time schedules as requested and ultimately had to cut down the programmes to sizes in order to fix it up with the available time slots.  Unfortunately the Group Folk Singing competition had to be cancelled due to time constraints.  Later Ganesh Rai briefed on the printing designs of invitation and souvenir details and said that these will be of unique content especially for the Sammelana.

In the meeting held today the Committee finalized to have ‘Group Folk Dance Competition (Gumpu Janapada Nalike da Pantha) exclusively for Tuluvas from all over the Gulf Countries and thenTulu Nada Parbholu Natya Roopaka, Yaksha Natya Ghana Vaibhava, Tala Maddale, Phili Nalike, Daivaradhane& Bootharadhane Ghosti, Hasya, Chutuku, Kavana Ghostilu, Tulu Rangha Bhoomi, Tulu Chalana Chitra Ghostilu, Anivasi, Horanada Tuluvere Ghostilu, Tulu Rasamanjari, Tulu Ayona, Siri Tulu Nalike, Yelver Daivolu Tulu Nritya Roopaka and Telipale Stand-up comedy by various teams including Prashamsa Kaup & Umesh Mijar Team.

Host of MC’s Naveen Shetty Yedmar, Saiheel Rai, Kadri Navneeth Shetty, Bhasker Rai Kukkuvalli, Dayanand Kathalsar and more are expected to master the stage.

Tulunada specialties to include some of the sumptuous lip licking traditional food delicacies which may create eating cravenness amongst the visitors. Tulunada Exhibition will specially exhibit some of the rare vintage artifacts in a different style.

Hosting Tuluvas in Dubai now await to receive guests from all over the world to this first of its kind event ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018 Dubai’.

Culture of Tulu Nadu to come alive at global Tulu convention in Dubai


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