Visalandhra Publishing House is celebrating its diamond jubilee

Visalandhra Publishing House (VPH), born from left-oriented movement and ideologies, is celebrating its diamond jubilee in Guntur. The book house, formed in 1953, has completed 60 years.

Abyudaya Rachayitala Sangam, which completed 70 years and contributed several stories, novels and writings to VPH, is celebrating ‘Arasam Edupadula Udyama Prastanam’, in association with VPH, at Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram in the city on December 27 and 28.

Child marriages

VPH and Arasam, in association with Vattikonda Visalakshi Cultural Trust, presented ‘Visala Sahiti Puraskaram’ to noted writer, Olga. Speaking on the occasion, she said Akkiraju Umakantham of Guntur district scripted a novel ‘Balya Vivaham’ 100 years ago, but more than 50 per cent child marriages were being performed in the State.

Sahitya Academy Awardee Kethu Viswanatha Reddy, Visalandhra Publishing House executive editor N. Madhukar, Arasam State president Penugonda Lakshminarayana, general secretary Velpula Narayana, writers and poets inaugurated a book ‘Arasam Edupadula Udyama Prastanam’, published by Visalandhra Publishing House, on the occasion.

3,000 publications

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Madhukar said the book house printed more than 3,000 publications in the last six decades.

The theme of VPH is to collect, promote and preserve Telugu literature and explain the youth about the great writers across the world their writings, translated literatures and the philosophies and cultures of different countries.

“Visalandhra Prachuranalayam was publishing books in all the States in India in different languages. We published about 70 new prints and 300 reprints this year, and VPH is planning to publish more books on political and progressive literature, left theoretical writings, science and technology, history, culture and the experiences of eminent persons,” said Madhukar. Prof. Viswanatha Reddy said that the first conference of Arasam, was held in Tenali in Guntur district, and the bond between Arasam and VPH was great. The two-day meeting will discuss the conferences, extracts, essays and ideologies of Arasam in the last seven decades.

Play performed

Arasam district president Kanaparthi Swarnalatha, and Vattikonda Visalakshi Cultural Trust president Papineni Shivashankar were present. Later, a play ‘Kotha Nayakudu’ was performed on the occasion.

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