Intermediate Telugu medium toppers honoured
Prize for top scorer in Telugu language
Cash prize of Rs.4,000 for topper, Rs. 3000 to second ranker
AISF activists stage protest against closure of some colleges
HYDERABAD: Telugu medium students who stood in the first and second positions in different streams of Intermediate were awarded cash prizes by Minister for Higher Education D. Srinivas at a function organised by the Telugu Akademi here on Wednesday.
Students who scored the highest mark in Telugu subject in both Telugu medium and English medium were also awarded. The topper in each stream gets a cash prize of Rs. 4,000 while the second ranker is awarded Rs. 3,000.
The Minister complimented the students and their parents for continuing in Telugu medium despite peer pressure and societal obligations. He said Telugu language was equally important though the craze for English was growing. He said the Government was committed to promote Telugu and sought the cooperation of the people.
“The language needs to be respected,” he said. Mr. Srinivas, however, advised the students to pick up English language skills to succeed in the job market. APSCHE Chairman K.C. Reddy said, socio-cultural ethos could only be promoted through native languages and due importance to mother-tongue should be given.
Prizes were presented to P. Sagar (MPC), A. Samata (BiPC), P. Uma Maheshwari (MEC), B. Srilakshmi (CEC) and B.S.S.K. Sundari (HEC). G. Venkatesham of Geeta Junior College, Medak got the first prize for scoring highest marks in Telugu. Gold medals were also presented to Thota Jagadeeswari and Ileen Elizabeth Corea, who topped in the 2005 and 2006 academic years studying Telugu as a second language.
Asutosh Mishra, Principal Secretary Higher Education, R.P. Sisodia, Secretary, Board of Intermediate Education and D. Chakrapani, Commissioner, Intermediate Education also spoke. J. Pratap Reddy, Director, Telugu Akademi presided.Unviable sections
Earlier, activists belonging to AISF tried to gherao the Minister alleging that some sections in Government colleges were being closed and such measures should be withdrawn immediately.
They alleged that 190 sections were closed in Government Junior colleges। However, the Minister denied that any such orders were issued and said unviable sections were being merged with other sections.
Courtesy: The Hindu