Kodava land to be focus of seminar

Madikeri: M.D. Nalapat, Cleo Paskal and M.C. Nambiar will deliver lectures at a seminar on December 10 to be held at Capitol Village near here. The seminar to be held on World Human Rights Day is being organised by the Codava National Council (CNC).

Speaking to presspersons here, secretary general of the CNC N.U. Nachappa said the speakers would speak on the CNC movement for an autonomous Kodava land for the Kodavas in Kodagu, extending support to the CNC cause.

Mr. Nalapat is an expert in geo-politics, Mr. Paskal is from the Royal Institute of International Studies, Kochi, and Mr. Nambiar is a journalist, he said.

The CNC will stage a demonstration in front of the UN office in New Delhi on December 18. The CNC will continue with its ‘ain mane’ programmes. One such programme will be held at the Vallanda ain mane at Bollumadu village on December 13 and the next will be on December 21.

-The Hindu