Nizamabad : Appajosyula Foundation fete from January 5
Awards to be presented, discussions to be organised
- Foundation celebrating its anniversary in Telangana region for first time
- Anantapur to be venue of event next year
- Inaugural programme to be held on January 5
- Poets, writers and linguists for event
NIZAMABAD: The district headquarters town will buzz with a galaxy of literary luminaries in connection with the 13th anniversary celebrations of the అప్పజోస్యుల విష్ణుభోట్ల కండలం [Appajosyula Vishnubhotla Kandalam (Ajo-Vibho-Kandalam) ] Foundation from January 5 to 8. The celebrations will be marked by presentation of awards, important discussions on various literary and art forms, biographies and contributions of many a literary personality in Telugu, staging of plays and dramas, a book exhibition-cum-sale and book releases.
The Ajo-Vibho-Kandalam Foundation, in association with the ఇందూర్ కలావాహిని సాంస్క్రితిక సామఖ్య (Indur Kalavahini Samskritika Samakhya) is celebrating its anniversary in Telangana region (outside Hyderabad) for the first time. It planned to celebrate its anniversary at Karimnagar in 2001, but the venue was shifted to Hyderabad at the last hour.
Anantapur next venue
Giving details at a press conference here on Friday, the foundation's State convenor, D.S.N. Murthy, said the foundation, which has been working for the promotion of Telugu literature, arts and culture, decided to celebrate its anniversaries in every part of the State. It would celebrate the function in Anantapur next year.
The inaugural of the four-day programme would be held on January 5 evening at Bal Bhavan here and would be attended by the Minister for Rural Development, D. Srinivas, Madhu Goud Yaskhi, MP, MLAs, officials and non-officials. "Oggukatha" (a folk art form) will be performed and "Panchama Dharma," a play written in verse will be staged on that day.
On January 6 and 7, discussions on Telugu literature will be held and noted writers and poets, linguists and professors from different parts of the country will take part. The former Vice-Chancellor of the Hyderabad Central University, Bhadriraju Krishna Murthy, will inaugurate them.
In the evening, a puppet show and Chindu Yakshaganam followed by a play ఇది అహల్య కథ కాదు ("Idi Ahalya Katha Kaadu") will be staged. In all, three plays-- పంచమ ధర్మం (Panchama Dharmam), ఇది అహల్య కథ కాదు (Idi Ahalya Katha Kaadu) and బాబో సెల్ఫోన్ (Babo Cellphone) --written by the NRI Telugus will be staged at the four-day celebrations.
On the concluding day, on January 8, the Pratibhamurthy Life Time Achievement award and Visishta Sahithimurthy award will be presented to National Professor Biruduraju Ramaraju and Dorbala Vishwanathamurthy, respectively. They will be honoured with Rs.1 lakh and Rs.50,000 and scrolls under the awards.
Mr. Murthy, a professor of Telugu in HCU, said the foundation had published so far 26 books and they would be put on exhibition cum sale on the occasion. Two books titled ప్రతిభ వైజయంతి ("Pratibha Vaijayanti") and Biruduraju Ramaraju's Life written by Kanchi Vijayalakshmi will be released.
Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy and Telugu University Vice-Chancellor Avula Manjulatha will attend the valedictory function.
Courtesy: The Hindu