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Make Telugu administrative language, say writers

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Plea to also make it compulsory in schools

Kalipatnam Rama Rao releasing ‘Natika Vatika’ written by Pati Sanyaseswara Muralidhar Sarma in Srikakulam on Saturday.— Photo: Basheer
Kalipatnam Rama Rao releasing ‘Natika Vatika’ written by Pati Sanyaseswara Muralidhar Sarma in Srikakulam on Saturday.— Photo: Basheer

Several writers on Saturday urged the government to take steps to introduce Telugu as administrative language and make it compulsory in all the schools so that it would be out of ‘endangered languages’ list. They said that all the Telugu people should strive hard to protect the language by speaking and writing in the mother tongue. Several writers, including Kalipatnam Rama Rao, Dasari Ramachandra Rao, Vivana Murthy, B.V. Ramarao Naidu, Bendalam Krishna Rao and others attended the ‘Kathanilyam’ 16th anniversary celebrations in Srikakulam.

Dr.Kalipatnam Rama Rao released several books including Natika Vatika of Pati Sanyaseswara Muralidhar Sarma, Reppala Vantena written by K.K.K. Varma, Kalipatnam Rama Rao’s Nenevaru, the Kurakula Madi of Ayyagari Seetaratnam and Prajala Bhashalo Vidya-Paripalana of Janasahati Samskrutika Samakhya.

All of them lauded the establishment of Kathanilayam that helped many writers keep their books permanently and for the digitalization. Mr. Krishna Rao said that it was the right time for the government to take steps for preserving Telugu language. “The connectivity is missing between officials and common people with the complete dependence on English language for the administrative work. If more than 60 per cent people fail to read and write properly their language, it would be in the ‘endangered’ list,” he said.

Mrs. Ayyagari Seetaratnam said that privatisation and rapid changes in the lifestyle were leading to many problems in society. She urged writers to dwell upon new areas that reflect the current trend in their books. Former BSNL officer and writer Mr.Muralidhar Sarma said that ‘Natakam’ would directly touch the hearts of the people if the script was prepared meticulously. He thanked the Kathanilayam trustees for involving the new writers also by releasing the books with eminent personalities.


  • Establishment of ‘Kathanilayam’ lauded

  • Writers urged to dwell upon new areas that reflect the current trend



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