A group of literary experts came together to highlight the significance of speaking in one’s mother language and the need to promote Telugu literature.

As part of celebrating the International Mother Language Day, organised by the Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship at Bhashyam School, they recited poetry at a ‘kavi sammelanam’.

Lecturer in Dr. L. Bullayya College Subba Rao, editor of Balabata Swarajyam Venkata Ramanamma, writers — Sankaramantri Prabhakar Rao, P. Ravi Kumar, B. Krishna Rao, K.V. Subba Rao, B. Satyanarayana Murthy, and Ramya, and a host of experts said one should feel proud to speak in Telugu. “Our mother tongue is considered to be one of the sweetest languages in the world. We need to protect and promote Telugu literature and encourage youngsters to speak in their mother tongue at home,” they said.

Speaking on the occasion, founder of Global Aid Saipadma said the talent of the youth was left untapped. “In this modern era, where western culture is domineering, it is our responsibility to make the youngsters understand the relevance of speaking in the mother tongue. Telugu literature has its own value and demand, and we should be able to impart its significance,” she added.