Minister calls for collective effort to safeguard the language

The fourth World Telugu Conference will be held in Tirupati from December 27 to 29, 37 years after the first such conference that was conducted in Hyderabad in 1975, Minister for Municipal Administration M. Mahidhar Reddy, who is Minister in-charge of Kadapa district, said on Monday and called for efforts for its success.

Government has sanctioned Rs.20 lakh to each district to propagate the cultural glory of Telugu language, he said in a meeting with public representatives and convenors of 12 committees in Kadapa Zilla Parishad conference hall. Mr. Mahidhar Reddy suggested that MLAs allot Rs.3 lakh each from their constituency development fund for the World Telugu Conference. He also called for substantial participation in the conference from Kadapa district.

The Minister called for collective efforts to safeguard the Telugu language. Stating that the 12 committees had been constituted in the district for the conference, he assured to include others if they came forward. Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah called for substantial participation in the conference and said those attending it could also visit the Tirumala temple.

Suggestions sought

District Collector V. Anil Kumar called for suggestions from the members. Congress MLC B. Chengalrayudu suggested inclusion of public representatives in the committees. MLC B. Pullaiah sought wide propagation of the conference and wanted all correspondence in Telugu. Congress MLA of Jammalamadugu C. Adinarayana Reddy suggested plying of a publicity vehicle in all villages. DRDA Project Director G. Gopal asked the committee convenors to put forth their action plans.

DEO K. Anjaiah said that all schools had been instructed to make children recite “Maa Telugu Thalli” song during prayer time. Mr. Mahidhar Reddy released a logo of the Gandikota festival which will be held from January 4 to 6. Former MLA V. Sivaramakrishna Rao, Rajampet Sub-Collector Preethi Meena, RDOs V. Veerabrahmam and M. Venkataramana Reddy, ZP CEO Malyadri, Yogi Vemana University Assistant Professor M. Mallikarjuna Reddy, district officials and committee convenors participated.

Keywords: Telugu meet