Coastal Leaders meet BSY; demand for recognition of Tulu as official language of state


Team Udayavani, Aug 27, 2020, 6:41 PM IST

Suratkal: An appeal has been made to Chief minister BS Yeddyurappa for the recognition of Tulu as the official language of the state by the leaders of Dakshina Kannada.

In accordance with Article 345-B of the Constitution, many states of India have declared the language with rich cultural background as the official language of the state. According to the 2011 census, about 18.05 lakh people speak Tulu fluently

According to the Karnataka Tulu Academy and several organizations, more than 40 lakh people speak Tulu in Karnataka, including Bangalore, and more than 1.5 crore  people speak Tulu nationally and globally.

District in charge minister,  Kota Srinivas Poojary, Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian, Mangaluru City North MLA Bharath Shetty, Puttur MLA Sanjeev Matandur, members of Karnataka legislative council Pratap Simha and Shantaram Siddi were present.

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