'Weed out distortions in Telugu'
Language losing pride of place in world literature, say writers
TIRUPATI: Prominent Telugu litterateurs on Friday expressed anguish over perversions and distortions that have crept into the Telugu language and culture and wanted the సాహితి సంస్కృతి వరోత్సవాలు (Saahithi samskruthi varothsavalu), currently under way in Tirupati, to give the message loud and clear to save the purity and glory of the language.
TTD Board Chairman, B. Karunakar Reddy, the catalyst behind the fete, was present while Telugu scholar S. Sachchithanandam presided.
A. Ramamohan Rao, who spoke on భావ కవిత్వం (Bhava Kavitvam), underscored the need to stop `artificialsing' Telugu for commercial ends while senior journalist Goteti Ramarao said that education without culture and love for one's own mother tongue was futile.
Former Vice-Chancellor of the Dravidian University K. Arunachalam traced the link between Telugu literature and science and wanted rational and scientific elements introduced in the language to sustain its popularity.
Sadem Ramesh of తెలుగు భాషోద్యమ సామఖ్య (Telugu Bhashodyama Samakhya), which is hosting the event, regretted that Telugu, which was in the 5th place among the world literatures, was now fast losing its place due to lack of a clear language policy. Among the speakers were Malakonda Reddy, C. Vedavathi. The day's programme ended with an enthralling dance recital by film heroine, Laya and troupe.
Courtesy: The Hindu