Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Tulu Koota, Kudla, has chosen Sachin Rai of Mannagudda, Mangalore, and Soumya of Alangar, near Moodbidri, for “Tulu Koota Puraskara” for 2008.

Mr. Rai has been chosen for scoring highest marks in the SSLC examination held in 2008 and Ms. Soumya for scoring highest marks in the Pre-University final examination of 2008. The prizes comprise Rs. 1,005 each in cash, a memento, and a certificate. The prizes will be presented to them at a function here on April 14, a release said. These annual prizes are offered to those students in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts whose mother tongue is Tulu, the release said.