Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in the south west part of the Indian state of Karnataka and also in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. The Tulu speaking region is often referred to as Tulu Nadu. The native speakers of Tulu are referred to as Tuluva or Tulu people.
Robert Caldwell, in his pioneering work on Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian family of languages, called this language "peculiar and very interesting”. According to him, "Tulu is one of the most highly developed languages of the Dravidian family. It looks as if it had been cultivated for its own sake. Tulu is the primary spoken language in Tulu Nadu, a region comprising the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
Tulu Sangha at AIET will be a wonderful platform to exhibit Tulunadu talents and cultural importance. This flat form will be exploring and identifying the various ways to inculcate the values and useful spirits from the Tulunadu cultural practices to the present and future generation.
Objectives of Tulu Sangha
- To inculcate tulu culture in the young minds.
- To conduct tulu cultural programs.
- To give an opportunity to students and others to participate in tulu cultural activities.
- To give a platform to exhibit tulunadu special articles.
- To conduct studies on tulu culture.
- Exposure to tulu culture
- Preservation of tulu cultural practices and articles
- Application of indigenous values and practices for the present world
- Active participation of the students and community people in cultural activities