Mangaluru: The state government have taken steps to build cultural centers (Bhavan) for Tulu, Beary, and Konkani in phases, informed minister for backward classes welfare and Hindu religious endowments, Kota Srinivas Poojary.
Poojary who is also the district in-charge minister held a meeting with the presidents of Tulu, Beary, and Konkani academies at the auditorium of the deputy commissioner’s office here on the issue of construction of these centres here.
During the meeting, Poojary informed that in addition to the district theatre, grants for Tulu, Beary and Konkani cultural centre constructions have already been released and that the concerned have given their approval for their constructions.
Five crore rupees in the first phase for the construction of the district theatre, Rs 3.5 crore for Tulu Bhavan construction in the second phase, and three crore rupees for Konkani and Tulu Academy Bhavans in the first phase have been released,” he revealed.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V, MLA Dr Bharath Shetty, sub-divisional officer Madan Mohan, Tulu Academy president Dayanand Kattalsar, Beary Academy president Rahim Uchil, Konkani Academy president Dr Jagadish Pai, Kannada and cultural department assistant director Rajesh, tahsildars and other officials were present.