Folk Art festival in Guntur
To hold sports meet for physically challenged children
HYDERABAD: As a part of its efforts to encourage rural artistes and promote Telugu culture, the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) will hold a folk art festival in Guntur from December 22 to 24 and a cultural and sports festival for physically challenged children in Visakhapatnam on December 27. It would be followed by a two-day programme on promotion of Telugu language wherein eminent speakers from various fields would present papers on the need to promote the language, according to Udaykumar Chapalamadugu, coordinator, TANA India activities.
Speaking to reporters here on Sunday, he said the three-day conference in Guntur would discuss steps to preserve Telugu folk art apart from helping the artistes to continue the tradition.
Papers to be presented
The activities for this year would be wound up with the Telugu Language convention in Hyderabad wherein language experts would present papers on Telugu as an official language, as teaching and classical language, journalism in Telugu and TANA's service to Telugu literature.
Mr. Udaykumar said to create awareness for declaration of Telugu as a classical language by the Central Government, TANA had been organising seminars all over the State. He said a delegation of TANA would also present a memorandum to Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni demanding classical language status to Telugu.
Courtesy: The Hindu