Speakers at the 37{+t}{+h}Andhra Pradesh Annual History Conference stressed on the need for taking up more research work in history.

“It is very pathetic that many people are unaware of the history of Telugu land. Even eminent personalities are neglecting the history of Telugu and the Andhra Pradesh State,” they opined.

Supreme Court Judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar inaugurated the conference at Gandhi Kshetram in the town on Saturday. Andhra Pradesh State Official Language Commission Chairman Mandali Buddhaprasad, event secretary Mandali Venkatram and others attended the programme.

‘Glorious past’

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Chelameswar recalled the services of the great king Sri Krishnadevarayalu for Telugu literature. But, it was a great concern that the history was neglected a lot, he said.

Mr. Buddhaprasad said that the land of Telugu and the language has a glorious past.

Many historic temples are located in Diviseema, which was also the birthplace of Siddendrayogi, Pingali Venkaiah and other great poets.

Message to delegates

The government should present awards to the great historians, who served the motherland, he said and asked the delegates to spread the message on the importance of Telugu culture, tradition and language to one and all. Researchers spoke on ancient history, medieval history, modern history and on local history.

The chief guest and the professors released books written on Andhra Pradesh history.

Hyderabad Central University Vice-Chancellor Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Andhra Pradesh History Conference president Keshavan Velu, and Bharata Sahitya Academy secretary K. Srinivasa Rao attended the conference.

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