Former national president of Indian Medical Association G. Samaram on Tuesday said classroom curriculum should be designed in a manner that attracted students towards their mother tongue.

Addressing a meeting organised in connection with distribution of prizes to winners of various activities conducted at the division-level as part of World Telugu Conference, at Montessori Mahila Kalasala. Mr. Samaram said that every individual must contribute his mite to protect waning charm of Telugu language. It was unfortunate that we Telugu people were unable to recognise the significance of the language which was loved and admired by others. He said parents were partly responsible for failing in their duty to encourage their children to speak in mother tongue.

He said children at primary school level must be encouraged to participate in cultural programmes aimed at promoting the language.