State government to release Rs. 20 lakh for each district

The State government will release Rs.20 lakh to each district to promote Telugu language and culture and to create awareness about the 4th World Telugu Conference to be held by the end of December, said Official Language Commission Chairman Mandali Buddha Prasad.

Addressing a press conference after a meeting with officials in the district to discuss various activities to be taken up to endear Telugu to the people and make them aware about the significance of the fourth World Telugu Conference, Mr. Buddha Prasad said that door-to-door campaign and rallies would be conducted in villages.

Many cultural and Telugu language-related programmes would be conducted at the mandal and district level too. He said that the programmes would be launched in different districts on November 19.

He said that Krishna district was in the forefront in protecting and enriching Telugu language.

No language had a god, but the Andhra Mahavishnu of Srikakulam in Krishna district was a presiding deity of sort for Telugu.

An emperor of South India and great patron of Telugu language even wrote his famous literary masterpiece ‘Amukthamalyada’ at the Andhra Mahavishnu Temple and dedicated it to him. The great poet, Kshetraiah, was also from Krishna district. 

Sign boards

Mr. Buddha Prasad said that the Labour Department had asked one month for the changing of all the sign boards of commercial and industrial institutions, but they should strive to complete the task at the earliest.

He urged the officials of Krishna district to be ahead of other districts keeping in view the crucial role the people here played in the protection and patronising of Telugu.

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