Udupi, July 19, 2021: Tulu, one of the Dravidian languages, is all set to make its presence in the Karnataka assembly with the MLAs of the Coastal belt deciding to speak in the language during the winter session.
Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat said the MLAs of the region, where Tulu is spoken, will speak in Tulu from the Winter Session.
Bhat told reporters after launching the Tulu font- Mandara developed at Prahlad Tantry at Udupi press club today.
Bhat said the speaker Vishweshawar Hegde Kageri has assured to allow MLAs to speak in Tulu and to appoint Tulu stenographers to transcribe the speech.
Mandara is a computer adaptable font to write in the Tulu language.
Speaking about the history of the Tulu script, Bhat said it was vastly centuries ago and there were many religious texts in the script.
“In the 13th century during Sri Madhvacharya Tulu was commonly used. The proof is that the seers of Asta Matha sign in Tulu language even today,” Bhat said.
He asked the government to promote Tulu by allowing the students to learn at the school level.