- Rajya Sabha member and former Congress minister Oscar Fernandes sang a Tulu folk song in Rajya Sabha
- He and MP Hariprasad demanded inclusion of Tulu and Kodava languages in the 8th schedule of Constitution
- Watch former minister sing the Tulu folk song ‘O maga Koraga…’
Earlier, Karnataka MP B K Hariprasad had demanded to include Tulu and Kodava languages spoken in Karnataka to the 8th schedule of the Constitution. He had said that as the languages are not recognised the governments discriminate against the people speaking these languages, and they do not get any benefits.
In support of the demand, veteran Congress leader Oscar Fernandes spoke about the importance of Tulu and even sang a folk song in Tulu, “O maga Koraga…”
Watch Fernandes sing the song here:
Fernandes also spoke about Yakshagana the traditional theatre form and also demanded that Tulu and Kodava be given a place in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution, which currently has 22 languages in it.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:52 PM IST