Mega Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018 in Dubai during November - Dr. V. Hegde to Inaugurate.

Shodhan Prasad
Kemmannu News Network, 30-06-2018 20:57:30

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Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmastala has consented to be the Chief Guest of the first ever International Tulu Meet ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018’ in Dubai and who will be inaugurating the programme, presided by Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, Patron of Tuluvas in Dubai.

The day long programme is scheduled to be held on 23rd November, 2018 at Ice Rink, Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai and more than 4,000 Tuluvas are expected to witness this grand mega event which will be the first ever event internationally.  In the past Vishwa Tulu Sammelana’s were held in various Indian venues.

With the initial meeting Sarvotham Shetty, Chief Organiser Overseas Tuluvas, Ganesh Rai & Shodhan Prasad had in the latter’s residence it was decided to form a Core Committee to take forward hosting this mega event.  Yesterday, 29th of June, 2018 at 6 pm maiden meeting was held in Burj Khalifa Residence Tower, Multi-function Hall, Dubai presided by Sarvotham Shetty and attended by Core Committee members, Shodhan Prasad, B.K. Ganesh Rai, Dev Kumar Kambli, Alwyn Pinto, Ajmal Said, Satish Poojary, Yogesh Prabhu, Smitha Prasanna Bhat, Suvarna Satish, Jyothika Harsh Shetty & Sashi Raviraj Shetty.  Other Core Members including Afroz Assadi, N.E. Muloor, Noel D’Almeida & Lavina Fernandes were unable to attend due to some unavoidable circumstances; however they confirmed their solidarity.  Tuluva Guests from Mangalore, District Spokesman of BJP, Jithendra Kottary, Sampath Shetty & Kishore all from Lotus Properties & Developers were also present who confirmed their firm support for the event.

The entire event will be jointly presented by Gulf Tuluvas, Akhila Bharata Tulu Okkoota, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy & Overseas Tuluvas. Along with Dr. D. Veerendra Hegde the Bishop of Mangalore Catholic Community, Religious Head of Muslim Community and other well-known Preachers, Community Leaders, Ministers, Actors, Actresses, Dramatists, Writers, Poets, Singers, Stand-up Comedians, Folk Dancers, Yakshagana Artistes and many well-known performers and presenters from Tulu Nadu will be arriving to grace the occasion.

Tulu Janapada Nritya Competition will be held for Tulu Groups within Gulf Countries comprising of Oman Muscat, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & UAE and any number of entries are permitted provided the theme should be in pure Tulu language.

A memorable ‘Souvenir’ will be published in remembrance of this event and will be distributed to all Tuluvas.

Tuluvas pride will be the main theme and the presentations will include Tala Maddale, Yakshagana Natya Vaibhava, Tulu Rasamanjari, Tulu Sahitya Ghosti (kode, ini, yelle), Daivaradhane, Bhootaradane, Tulu Maadhyama Ghosti, Tulu Hasya Sanje, Tulu Kavana Vachana, Tulu Chutuku Ghosti, Tulu Ranga Bhoomi & Chalana Chitra Ghosti and Anivasi (Overseas) Tuluvara Ghosti. Importantly all these presentations will be a quick one smart and strictly humorous to keep the audience entertaining throughout. Well-known Scholars, Literatuates’, Writers, Poets & Artistes will be the main presenters.


An open competition is hereby announced for Tuluvas to participate in submitting smart and attractive name with meaning for the memorable Souvenir, to be released during the programme.  All entries can be forwarded to .  The title which will be selected will not only be used for the Souvenir but the person who provided will be honoured during the programme with prize.


Entries are invited from good lyricist/composers to submit a good TITLE SONG/MUSIC which should not be more than 30 seconds.  The participants can submit their entries to and the selected entry provider will be honoured during the programme.  The said clipping will be broadcasted all over the social media.

Organizers hereby request all the Community Heads, Members and Tuluvas in the Gulf to come forward wholeheartedly and support this mega event.  Contributions from all Tuluvas are expected to make this event a grand success.  A separate request will be sent to various associations in the coming days and more information’s will be posted from time to time in the media.

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