Andhra Pradesh Government urged to create ministry for promoting Telugu
Purandareswari promises to strive for getting classical status for Telugu
CHENNAI: The three-day All-India Telugu Conference concluded here on Sunday, urging the Andhra Pradesh Government to create a ministry for preserving and promoting Telugu culture and language and to deal with the problems of Telugus living outside the State.
Thanking Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy for promising to constitute a House committee for taking up the problems of Telugus in the neighbouring States with their Governments, the conference appealed to him to speed up the process. It also urged him to take up with the Centre the issue of the classical status for Telugu.
BEd course through distance education with Telugu methodology was another issue the conference mooted to benefit Telugus.
The meeting urged the Government to pressure the neighbouring States to fill the vacancies for Telugu teachers.
At the valedictory function, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandareswari, responding to a resolution, said she would make all efforts to get the classical language status for the Telugu. The problems of Telugus living in other States would also be taken up.
She released a souvenir brought out by the తెలుగు వాణి (Telugu Vaani)
`Tolkappiyam' in Telugu
The Potti Sriramulu Telugu University released one of its prestigious publications, `Tolkappiyam,' in Telugu to facilitate comparative studies in the two Dravidian languages, Tamil and Telugu.
The translation was done by Chippada Savithri, a special research fellow at the Telugu Chair of Tamil University, Thanjavur.
She was entrusted with the work in 1998, and she handed over the draft copy to the Telugu University in 2003.
The 335-page book, priced at Rs.85, was released by Tamil University Vice-Chancellor C. Subrahmanyam.
Courtesy: The Hindu