Sudhir Shetty Launches ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018 Dubai’ Logo
UAE: ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018’ (World Tulu Convention) is being scheduled to be organized in Dubai and Padma Vibhushana Dr D Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmastala has consented to be the Chief Guest and inaugurating the programme, presided by Padmashree Dr B R Shetty, Patron of Tuluvas in Dubai. The whole event will be arranged through an Event Management Company who is licensed to do so and the licensing procedure is on with the formalities.
A special meeting was arranged today at Marco Polo Hotel, Deira – Muteena with leaders and members of various Tuluva communities which started at 11 am. The meeting arranged by the Core Committee Members started with prayer and introduction of the Committee. Shodhan Prasad conducted the meeting while Sarvotham Shetty briefed on the programme and also shed a light on the development of the Tuluva communities. Core Committee Members comprise of Dev Kumar Kambli, Satish Poojary, Yogesh Prabhu, Ajmal Sayyed, M E Muloor, Alwyn Pinto, Afroz Assadi, Noel Almeida, Jyothika Shetty, Smitha Bhat, Suvarna Satish and Sashi Shetty.
Logo launching ceremony
A beautiful and meaningful Logo was designed by Ganesh Rai who briefed on the concept of the logo and its design. Shodhan Prasad presented a video countdown for the launch while Guest Sudhir Kumar Shetty of UAE Exchange did the honours of unveiling the logo in a well-designed screen opening. The whole audience witnessed this and applauded while Sudhir Kumar Shetty congratulated and wished all success for the upcoming programme.
‘Vishwa Tulu Aisiri’ Special Souvenir
On the occasion, a special Souvenir is being planned to launch and with the 166 names suggested by 22 very many Tuluvas; one such meaningful name was selected which was suggested by Ganesh Rai. ‘Vishwa Tulu Aisiri’ is the title of the Souvenir and Ganesh Rai the editor cum designer of this Souvenir explained the meaning of the title and what contents will be there in the said Souvenir. He requested all to support and supply with good meaningful thoughts to this issue which will be published.
Presentation of Sammelana
Shodhan Prasad prepared and presented a beautiful power point presentation depicting the whole scheduled programme which gave the members and the audience a reflection of the proposed ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana 2018’. While going through the slides he briefed on every slide which had narration and pictures as well. The presentation had a clear explanation and gave an impression as how it would look like. After watching the presentation the audience applauded and said they virtually felt the ‘Sammelana’.
The day-long programme is scheduled to be held on November 23 and 24, 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 Sammelanas were held in various Indian venues.
The target audience will comprise of ‘Sarva Dharma’ (all caste, creed and religion) hailing from Tulu Nadu and the main focus is on the Tuluva’s folk, art, literature, language & art of living. There will be Tuluva Exhibition to exhibit the various artefacts, antics and foods of ancient Tuluvas for people to know.
Overseas Tulu Association Presidents and Members will also be arriving to witness this mega event. They are mainly from Mumbai, Delhi, Baroda, Nasik, Sangli, Pune, Chennai, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and other parts of India. There will also be guests arriving from all over the Gulf, USA, Australia, UK who are all part of the Tulu organization in their respective countries.
The entire event will be jointly presented by Gulf Tuluvas, Akhila Bharata Tulu Okkoota, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy and 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 and Tulu Janapada Singing Competition will be held for Tulu Groups within Gulf Countries comprising of Oman Muscat, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE and any number of entries are permitted provided the theme should be in pure Tulu language.
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 and 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, Literatures’, Writers, Poets and Artistes will be the main presenters.
Shodhan Prasad requested every member to take care and conduct the programme with due respect to all communities without harming their religious sentiments and honouring the law of the land in UAE in all respects.
There was a question and answer session after the presentation and very many suggestions were inspected and implemented wherever necessary.
Sarvotham Shetty, Chief Coordinator of the ‘Vishwa Tulu Sammelana’ requested every member to support the event without any politics and ill-feelings and suggested that this programme be an event to be remembered in history.
Satish Poojary delivered the vote of thanks and requested every member to cooperate in this mega event.
Report: Shodhan Prasad
Photos: Ashok Belman & Ganesh Rai