"దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స" - తుళువ రాజు శ్రీకృష్ణదేవరాయ
"dESa bhAshalaMdu telugu lessa" - tuLuva rAju SrI kRshNadEvarAya
Telugu is the sweetest among all languages of the Land - Great Tuluva Emperor Sri Krishnadeva Raya, 16th Century

తెలుగు మాట...తేనె ఊట
TELUGU...a language sweeter than honey

మంచిని పంచుదాము వడపోసిన తేనీటి రూపం లో
తేనెకన్న మంచిదని తెలుగును చాటుదాము వేనోల్ల
ఇదే నా ఆకాంక్ష, అందరి నుంచి కోరుకునె చిరు మాట

"TELUGU - Italian of the East" - Niccolo Da Conti, 15th Century


"సుందర తెలుంగిళ్ పాటిసైతు" - శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్య భారతి
"suMdara teluMgiL paaTisaitu" - SrI subrahmaNya bhArati
Let us sing in Sweet Telugu - Tamil poet Sri Subrahmanya Bharati, 20th Century

Monday, March 27, 2006

23 to get State Ugadi awards

Hyderabad, March 27: Twenty-three personalities have been chosen for this year’s ఉగాది పురస్కారములు (Ugadi Puraskarams). Achievers in literature, music, dance, fine arts, folk, tribal dance, qawwali, mimicry, industries, sanskrit, sports, theatre, journalism, medicine, science and social service will receive the Ugadi awards at the newly renovated Ravindra Bharati auditorium. The government will for the first time felicitate five associations outside the State for promoting Telugu culture.

These include World Telugu Federation, Chennai, Malaysian Telugu Association (Kuala Lumpur), Delhi Telugu Academy (Delhi), Andhra Mahasabha (Mumbai) and Telugu Vignana Samithi (Bangalore). Talking to this correspondent, director of culture Arja Srikanth said, “this time the winners are a mix of youth and experience. Categories like child prodigies, qawwali, sports have been included.”

Among the awardees are Professor N. Gopi (literature), Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja (literature), Mr Salauddin Nayyar (Urdu), E. Vijeshwara Rao (vocal), D. Magatayaru (violin), Vanaja Uday (dance), S.V. Ramarao (fine arts), J. Venkateshwara Rao (folk), D Yesanna (folk), P Mutyam (tribal dance), Iqbal Hussain Khan Bandanawaazi (qawwali), Ch. Gopichand (mimicry), Anji Reddy (industrialist), Pullela Ramachandrudu (Sanskrit), V.V.S. Laxman (sports), M. Radha Krishna Murthy (theatre), D.S. Varada Chari (journalism), Dr Ravindranath (medicine), Dr J.R.K. Rao (science), Malladi Subbamma and P. Venkatrao (social service), Harsha Chakravarthi (child prodigy), P. Vijay Lakshmi for Hari Katha.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle


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