Inaugurates seventh State literary conference
The Andhra Pradesh government is considering revival of the academies of literature and fine arts to give a fillip to Telugu culture, Andhra Pradesh Official Language Commission chairman Mandali Buddha Prasad said on Friday.
Inaugurating the seventh State literary conference organised by the Prakasam District Writers Assocation, he said “efforts are being made to revive at the State-level Sahitya Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and Sangeet Natak Akademi to promote Telugu language, literature and culture.''
Putting the responsibility on writers and other cultural ambassadors to showcase the rich Telugu culture through their creative works, he said “it’s just not enough if our works are appreciated merely by ourselves. Our works should win recognition at the national level also,” he pointed out.
He urged the writers from the State to ponder over the reasons for a drought of Jnanpith award for Telugu writers at the national-level. “Why none from the State has bagged the coveted award after Telugu literary giant Viswanatha Satyanarayana and noted poet Dr. C. Narayana Reddy,” he asked.
He emphasised the need for translating good Telugu literary works into English, Hindi and other languages for Telugu writers to get due recognition outside Andhra Pradesh. The talented young writers should be spotted and nurtured, he added.
The State government was planning to make learning of Telugu compulsory in professional courses including medicine and engineering, he said.
District-level literary bodies would be made more vibrant, he added.
Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Vice-Chancellor Yelluri Siva Reddy said the recently held World Telugu Conference provided the much-needed inspiration for writers to sustain the Telugu language and literature movement.
Congress MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, TDP Polit Bureau member Sidda Raghava Rao were among those who took part in the inaugural session presided over by Association President B.Hanuma Reddy.
The literary beauty of Telugu Ghazals was showcased by ‘Ghazal’ Srinivas.
Writers told to showcase the rich Telugu culture through their creative works District-level literary bodies to be made more vibrant
Writers told to showcase the rich Telugu culture through their creative works
District-level literary bodies to be made more vibrant