Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister U T Khader has assured of taking all appropriate measures to release fund from the Kannada and Culture Department, in order to complete the ongoing construction of Tulu Bhavan.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating a week-long programme 'Tulu Nataka Parba' organised by Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy in association with the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) at Town Hall on Saturday, March 9.
Khader said, there is a demand to release an additional amount of Rs 3.5 crore. "I will approach the minister of Kannada and Culture and insist to release the required amount immediately", he said.
Tulu Sahitya Academy president A C Bhandary, presiding over the programme said that 'Tulu Natakotsava' gives an opportunity to the people to exhibit their talents. In order to develop Tulu language, more literary works should come out in Tulu language", he said and thanked MCC for providing Rs 5 lakh for 'Tulu Natakotsava'.
Senior artist Gangadhar Shetty Alake of 'Chitrakala Arts' was felicitated on the same occasion.
Shree Devi Education Trust Chairman A Sadananda Shetty, MCC Chief Whip M Shashidhar Hegde, standing committee president Radhakrishna, corporator Dayananda Shetty, Tulu film director Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, Tulu Academy registrar Chandrahas Rai, senior artists Jayasheela Maroli, Rohidas Kadri among others were present.
Later, a drama 'Poomale' was staged under the direction of Gangadhar Shetty Alake, which enthralled the audience.
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