తెలుగు సాహితి వారోత్సవాలు - తిరుపతి, నవంబరు 5
TIRUPATI: Once again, the temple town of Tirupati will witness a mega event of Telugu literature at Mahathi Auditorium in which the giants of Telugu literature, critics, film lyricists discuss in depth varied facets of Telugu literature, which has an enviable history of 1000 years.
Keeping with the tradition started a year ago, Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) is organising తెలుగు సాహితి వారోత్సవాలు (‘Telugu Sahithi Varotsavalu’) from November 5 to 11.
The focus of discussion last year was on the evolution of Telugu literature from 10th century and the centre point of literary discussions in the celebrations this year will be on ‘Human Values in Literature’.
‘‘In the present society, degradation of human values is a cause of concern. More often than not we find relations revolving purely around money and not on humanness”.
“It is pity that our rich culture and tradition, which lay emphasis on love, selflessness and humanitarian values, which were the basis of human relations, are slowly vanishing”.
“Telugu Sahithi Varotsavalu is a small step to remind the people about those values and our literature, which echoes them,’’ TUDA chief B Karunakar Reddy says.
The week-long literature festival will commence with వేదోత్సవం (‘Vedotsavam’) on November 5.
Well known personality in the field of Telugu literature Dasarathi Rangacharya will speak on వేదం-జీవన నాదం (‘Vedam - Jeevana Nadam’), which will be presided over by an eminent scholar from Kadapa Janmadhi Hanumath Sastry.
President of the Official Language Commission A B K Prasad, district collector S S Rawat, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer APVN Sarma, JEO N Mukteswara Rao and several others will be present.
In the afternoon session of the first day, Dasarathi Rangacharya will speak on ‘Bhagavatham Bhakthi’, Muvva Vrushadripathi will discuss రమణీయ రామాయణం (‘Ramaniya Ramayanam’) and Yarlagadda Lakshmiprasad will speak on మహాభారతం-ద్రౌపది (‘Mahabharatham - Draupadi’).
The cultural programme in the evening will be a mridangam concert by Ella Venkateswara Rao and his team.
On the following days, several eminent personalties will speak on various subjects.
Second day: Morning - మను చరిత్ర (‘Manu Charitra’) by Chinni Krishnaiah, వాసు చరిత్ర (‘Vasu Charitra’) by Narala Rama Reddy.
Afternoon - అమ్యుక్తమల్యద - సౌందర్యం (‘Amuktamalayada - Soundaryam’) by Thumudipadu Koteswara Rao, చరిత్రాల విజయనగర రాజులు (‘Charitrala Vijayanagara Rajulu’) by J Krishna Prasad.
Cultural programme: శ్రీ కృష్ణ పారిజాతపహారణ ( ‘Sri Krishna Parijathapaharana’) by Kuchipudi exponent Shoba Naidu.
Third day: Morning - సంకీర్తనోపణ్యాసం (‘Sankeerthanopanyasam’) by Additional DGP (intelligence) Aravind Rao, త్యాగయ్య క్షేత్రయ్య (‘Thayagaiah, Kshtraiah’) by HS Brahmanandam, జానపద జావళి (‘Janapada Javali’) by Pulikanti Krishna Reddy.
Afternoon - కథ జీవితం (‘Katha - Jeevitham’) by Singamneni Narayana, నావల సమాజం (‘Navala - Samajam’) - Rachapalem Chandra Sekhara Reddy. Cultural programme: Avadhanam by Garikapati Narasimha Rao.
Fourth day: Morning - చలం (‘Chalam’) by Neeleswaram Sankar, శ్రీ శ్రీ మహాప్రస్థానం (‘Sri Sri Maha Prasthanam’) by Jwalamukhi.
Afternoon - వీర తెలంగాణ సాహితి (‘Veera Telangana Sahiti’) by YV Satyanarayana, తెలంగాణ పోరాటల పాటలు (‘Telangana Poratala Patalu’) by Suddala Ashok Teja. Cultural Porgramme: Dance by K Nirmala Devi.
Fifth day: Morning - పత్రికల పరిధి (‘Patrikala Paridhi’) by I Venkata Rao, పత్రికలు - భాషా వికాసం (‘Patrikalu - Bhasha Vikasam’) by Tankasala Ashok, పత్రికా మానవీయ విలువలు (‘Patrika Manviya Viluvalu’) by Raj Sukh.
Afternoon - ‘Songs - Human Values’ by Bhuvanachandar and Chandrabose. Cultural Porgramme: శ్రీనివాస కల్యాణం (‘Srinivasa Kalyanam’).
Sixth day: Morning - గురజడ (‘Gurajada’) by Tanikella Bharani.
Afternoon - శతకసాహిత్యం (‘Sathakasahithyam’) by B Ramabrahmam, వేమన పద్యం (‘Vemana Padyam’) by Y Kasipathi. Cultural programme: ఆంధ్ర నాట్యం (‘Andhra Natyam’) by Kalakrishna.
Final day: Morning - స్తీవాదం (‘Streevadam’) by K Nirmala, Dalita, Minority Sahityam by A Sudhakar.
Afternoon - ‘Human Values’ by Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, కవిత్వం - పరమార్థం (‘Kavitvam - Paramartham’) by J Ramalingeswara Rao.
అన్నమయ్య పదనర్తన శోభ (‘Annamaya Pada Narthana Shoba’) by Padmaja Reddy will mark the conclusion of the festival.