Tulu Koota Kuwait, (TKK) held a felicitation ceremony for Shri. Umanath Kotain, The Former President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy and MLA of Mulki-Moodabidri constituency in the Dakshina Kannada district and Coastal Karnataka region of Karnataka, for his gratifying leadership, devotion, dedication and hard work towards Tulu Language, Art, Culture and Socio-economic development on 4 October, 2019 at Salmiya Play School Rumaithiya Kuwait.
During this felicitation ceremony, Tulu Koota Kuwait President Shri. Ramesh Shekar Bhandary briefed MLA about the objective and glorious journey of Tulu Koota and its focus on welfare and social cultural activities for the people of Tulu Nadu in the last 20 years through its various Projects namely, Ashraya Yojane, Bagyada Bolpu, and Project Education.
President of the Koota, invited MLA for the upcoming mega program Tulu Parba 2019, a festival of cultural diversity of Tulunadu which is going to be held on Friday, 25 October, 2019 at American International School Auditorium, Maidan Hawally Kuwait. New Title song for the Bhoomi Bechaand concept for the Tulu Parba 2019 was released.
This time a formal appeal was made to MLA by TKK President to include Tulu Language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. Then, the MLA was requested to take action to change the timings of Air India Express flight, which is operating thrice from Kuwait to Mangalore. As the current flight timings are inconvenient for the passengers, he was urged to revert to the original (Old) timing.
MLA Shri. Umanath Kotian was felicitated and honored by TKK President and Advisors with flowers, shawls and mementos.
During his speech, he praised Tulu Koota’s work for their people in Kuwait and back in Tulu Nadu. He asked all Tuluvas to come together and be proud of their Tulu nadu culture and heritage. He also stressed about being a responsible person in any post given to everyone.
Shri. Umanath Kotain also promised that he will urge the Central Government to include Tulu Language in the eighth schedule of the Constitution and efforts will continue for the same. He also said that he will get in touch with the Prime Minister, and try to resolve the issue of Air India Express flight timings.
TKK Committee member Manoj Shetty compered the program.