"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

Friday, December 22, 2006

Telugu set to get a push in the US

Telugu being introduced in Texas, Michigan, California universities
  • TANA's contribution to meet expenses for five years at each university
  • More than 50 per cent of Telugu children in US speak the language
VISAKHAPATNAM : Members of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) are contributing one lakh dollars each to three American universities to meet the cost of introducing Telugu as a language of study for the Telugus in the US.

"To start with, Telugu is being introduced in the universities of Texas, Michigan and California and later we are planning to have Telugu taught at New Jersey, New York and some other universities," said regional vice-president and co-chairperson of cultural committee of TANA Damodar Gedela here on Wednesday.

Hindi was the only Indian language being taught at American universities, that too in one or two universities and Telugu was being introduced at three universities simultaneously. The money contributed by TANA would meet the expenses for five years at each university and later the university would run the course on its own.

Course material

The course material was prepared by the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and would be formally released during TANA's 16th conference to be held in July next year. Telugu-speaking people in the US decided to promote and sustain their mother tongue as it faced the threat of becoming extinct. "More than 50 per cent of Telugu children in the US speak the language", said Mr. Gadela.

Courtesy: The Hindu


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