Tulunadochhaya 2017: 2 day Tulu cultural feast at Pilikula held.

Kemmannu News Network, 06-01-2018 06:24:17

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The Tulu Ratna awards will also be presented on the occasion

Vishwa Tuluvera Aayino Koota held two-day Tulunadochhaya, a Tulu culture and food festival, at the Pilikula Nisargadhama from December 23.

David Frank Fernandes, convener of the event, said that the two-day festival exhibited tulu art, culture, and food. The event made the younger generation understand the richness of Tulu culture, which is known for diversity and harmonious living.

Mr. Fernandes  also said there was exhibition of crafts and folk art. There was food stalls which provided rare delicacies of the coastal area. There was a show of Tulu films too and staging of Yakshagana. There was shows by troupes sent by the Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Beary Sahitya Academy, and Karnataka Nataka Academy. A signature campaign was held demanding inclusion of Tulu in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.


The Tulu Ratna awards was given to writer D.K. Chowta, social activist Sunita M. Shetty, and Siri Paddana singer Gopal Nayak Paachar. The Koota presented Jana Maitri awards to five persons, including South Canara District Central Cooperative Bank Chairman M.N. Rajendra Kumar and founder of A.J. Hospital and Research Centre A.J. Shetty.

The Koota also presented awards to Tulu film actors namely Devadas Kapikad, Navin D. Padil, and Bhojaraj Vamanjoor. Lifetime achievement award was given to Lata K.N. Tailor, he said. There was a workshop on “Tulunadan Kalarippayattu” by Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram, Thiruvananthapuram.

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