Specially-abled children from Lebenshilfe School too take part in the rally
Adding fervour to 12/12/12, 500 students took out a colourful rally from TTD Kalyana Mandapam to Kalabharati Auditorium via Ushodaya Junction on Wednesday.
The procession was carried out along with a ‘jhatka’ carrying the statue of Telugu Talli and two children dressed up as Telugu Talli and grammarian Paravastu Chinnayya Soori.
Students from Class V to X from various schools like Satya Sai Vidya Vihar, Ravindra Bharathi School, Little Angels, One World, Visakha Seva Sadan High School, Gayatri Vidya Parishad MLB Trust School and other Municipal Schools took part in the march. The rally also included 40 specially-abled children from Lebenshilfe School. The main objective is to promote Telugu culture and literature among youngsters and children, said organiser of the programme Paravasthu Phanisayana Suri. “Children should feel proud to learn Telugu and should know how to recite Telugu verses with perfection,” he said.
In line with promoting Telugu literature, Paravasthu Padya Peetham also organised free poetry recital session for a few months. The evening was celebrated with children dressed up as Telugu poets like Nannaya, Tikkana and Pingali Suranna, among many others and recited poems on stage. On the occasion, Maha Sahasra Avadhani Garikapati Narasimha Rao delivered a lecture on ‘Telugu Padyam-Vyathitva Vikasam’. He also highlighted the influence of Telugu poetry on personality development. A dance performance was also performed by a group of students from Natraj Music Academy and children were given cash prizes for each poem recited at Kalabharati Auditorium.
— Staff Reporter.