‘Parents should make children love Telugu’
Fears over next generation remaining alien to mother tongue expressed
TIRUPATI: The fifth day of the literary meet తెలుగు భాషా బ్రహ్మోత్సవాలు (Telugu Bhasha Brahmotsavalu) on Monday witnessed linguists asking parents to make their children love their mother tongue, culture and traditions.
Yarlagadda Lakshmiprasad, former parliamentarian and presently a member of Hindi implementation panel, expressed concern that adoration and love for the mother tongue was almost on the brink of collapse among Telugus.
He said that it should be inculcated right from childhood and not injected through such seminars and conferences by literary bodies and voluntary organisations.
Taking the cue, personality development guru Yandamoori Veerendranath said that parents were solely responsible for the emergence or otherwise of children as full-fledged personalities and appealed to them to respond to their immediate needs.Government blamed
Blaming the government for leaving Telugu high and dry at the school education level in his lecture on ‘Why mother tongue’, Singamaneni Narayana feared that the next generation would remain alien to their own language if the trend continued for two more decades.
He strongly advocated the need to encourage teaching in vernacular languages.
In the session presided over by director of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Annamacharya Project Medasani Mohan, Vakulabharanam Ramakrishna spoke on the ‘Historical legacy of Telugus’, K. Rammohan Roy on ‘Arudra’s worldly outlook’, J. Krishnaprasad on ‘Glory of Vijayanagara empire’ and Meegada Ramalingaswamy on the greatness of ‘Tirupati Venkatakavulu’.Felicitated
Actress of yesteryear Anjali Devi, litterateurs -- C.V. Subbanna Sathavadhani and S.T.Gnanananda Kavi -- were felicitated on the occasion.
‘Ashtavadhanam’ by Garikapati Narasimha Rao and ‘Perini Sivathandavam’ by the disciples of Nataraja Ramakrishna evoked thunderous applause from the audience.
Courtesy: The Hindu