Several children take part in ‘satakam’ recitation contest

“Bring change in society by loving and giving preference to our mother tongue. Other countries are showing keen interest in learning our language. It is high time, we take sincere efforts to protect and promote our literature,” TTD Executive Officer L.V. Subrahmanyam has said.

Explaining about the significance of Telugu literature at Batruhari Neeti Satakam and Potana Bhagavatam poetry recitation programme here on Friday, he told the students that practice and discipline are the two traits a person should inculcate to succeed in life. “There is lot adharma prevailing and people are drawn towards materialistic comforts. Let us take collective effort to shed our selfishness and develop integrity accepting our language with love and dignity,” he said. Scores of children from various municipal and government schools took part in the ‘satakam’ recitation competition. The event also saw organisers distributing 16,000 copies of ‘Batruhari Neeti Satakam’, ‘Potana Bhagavatam’ and a collection of Swami Vivakanada messages to the participants. The contest was jointly organised by Sri Pavani Seva Samithi, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan (SPV).

Among 300 students participated from various schools, A. Hari Krishna (Class VIII) from M.V.D. High School, K.L. Praharshita (Class VIII) from SPV, Sahistha (VI Class) from Queen Mary’s School bagged first, second, and third prizes. They were awarded with cash prizes along with Pedda Bala Siksha and mementoes.

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