"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

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Jandhyala Award to Veturi

VIJAYAWADA: The Abhiruchi literary and cultural organisation presented the seventh Jandhyala memorial award to noted lyricist Veturi Sundararama Murthy on Sunday as part of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation silver jubilee celebrations.

Veturi penned unforgettable songs like ఆకాశ దేశానా, ఆషాడ మాసానా, మెరిసేటి ఓ మేఘమా (Akasa Desaana, Ashaada Masaana, Meriseti O Meghamaa), శంకరా...నాద శరీరా (Sankaraa... Nada Sareera) etc,.

Replying to his felicitation, Veturi said the city was blessed with great writers like Viswanatha Satyanarayana and director and writer Jandhyala. While Viswanatha was 'Amarajeevi' Jandhyala was 'Chiranjeevi'. Jandhyala lives in the hearts of crores of Telugu people and he has no death, he said.

Annoyed over the title 'Jandhyala memorial award', Veturi had no words to say for a few minutes and tears rolled down his eyes while reminiscing the memoirs of Jandhyala. He advised the organisers to name it as Jandhyala Award and organise it on Jandhyala's birthday, as he was known for laughing throughout his life. He described Jandhyala as a 'Premajeevi' and a noble-hearted person.

Veturi said that తెలుగు సాహితి వసంతోత్సవం (Telugu Sahiti Vasantotsavam) would be organised in the first week of March at his native village Pedda Kallepalli and it would be named after Jandhyala.

Comedy actor Sutti Velu said Jandhyala was known for comedy.

One could laugh at any time and there was no special day for it. Abhiruchi president P Krishnaji chaired the meeting. Mayor Mallika Begum, Abhiruchi honorary president M C Das, corporator Samantapudi Narasa Raju, Saptagiri editor C Sailakumar, Pattapagalu Venkat Rao of Rajahmundry and others spoke.

Later, Mohammed and other singers enthralled the audience with the songs of Veturi Sundararama Murthy.

The Abhiruchi organisation presented a cash award to veteran stage actress T Sitalata.

Courtesy: NewIndPress


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