Academicians, folk artistes and all sections of people of Karimnagar district have thanked the State government for including the life history of eminent traditional folk media exponent Midde Ramulu in the school curriculum.

Ramulu’s story-telling of epics and mythological stories through his ‘Oggu katha’ format have won accolades not only in Telangana region but in the entire world. Ramulu’s story was included as the last chapter in a Telugu textbook as an inspiration for students.

Inspiration for students

Welcoming the inclusion of Ramulu’s story in textbooks, ZPHS Shanigaram headmaster M. Prathap Reddy said that Ramulu’s story was an inspiration for the student community. Though an illiterate, Ramulu took his folk form to the international level and won accolades; he said and urged the government to include the life stories of Sircilla weaver Nalla Parandhamulu also, who had woven a silk saree which could fit in a matchbox. Similarly, he also urged the government to include the story of Ramadugu sculptors who had won accolades throughout the world, he added.

The president of Sahiti Gowthami, Madishetty Gopal, said that the inclusion of the life story of Midde Ramulu, a household name in Telangana region, would inspire the student community to excel in their chosen field. Midde Ramulu became an international personality because of storytelling through Oggu katha format, he added.

He said that the government had suitably rewarded Midde Ramulu by including his story in school textbooks. He also hailed the government for using the Telangana dialect while writing his story in the textbooks.