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Minutes not noted down for government to make policy decisions

In spite of three days of meetings on the sidelines of the Fourth World Telugu Conference ending Saturday, no consensus or resolution could be achieved on crucial issues such as the promotion of Telugu Internet and effective implementation of Telugu in the daily administration.

At a time when some clear announcements and declarations by the government were expected on these matters, ambiguity persisted over its policy on these issues.

Participants' regret

Participants regretted that the minutes of the meetings were not noted down to serve as backgrounder for the government while taking policy decisions.

On the other hand, the seminars held on the status of Telugu poetry and Telugu culture and heritage, with focus on great poets and writers, and on the present trends in literature offered relief to literary-minded visitors.

However, those who presided over meetings on use of Telugu on the internet and in the social media, said they would submit their observations to the government.

Cyber Telugu

P. Bhaskara Rao, Kuchibhatla Anand, Suresh Kolichala of the US, Viven and Ch. Kiran Kumar, sought efforts by the government to make Telugu - “cyber Telugu”.

They wanted steps to make all the websites of its departments and other portals available in Telugu.

This would also provide ample employment opportunities to software and hardware professionals.

They recalled that Telugu was already registered as Internet language with “Unicode” which was applicable universally.

Anguished

Representatives of the Telugus living in countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Mauritius, Japan and France expressed anguish that their children were being brought up without knowledge about their mother tongue.


  • No consensus on promotion of Telugu Internet, its wide implementation

  • Seminars on Telugu culture, status offer relief to literary-minded visitors



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