Staff Reporter

Rajahmundry: Telugu Bhashodyama Samakhya has given a call to take up protestsand agitate to pressurise the State government in implementing the mother tongue in all official communications.

The Samakhya also recalled that neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have created separate Ministries for language development where the State government failed to recognise Telugu in all official communications and ignoring mother tongue at all levels.

Samala Ramesh Babu, State president Samakhya, Phani Nageswara Rao, Secretary East Godavari and Sannidhanam Narasimha Sarma, Telugu scholar in a joint statement on Tuesday said that Samakhya has fixed Feb. 21 as deadline to establish a new ministry for Telugu language.

The Telugu scholars demanded that government should take steps to implement Telugu language in science and technology fields also and invent new dictionaries for new terminology.

The Samakhya has decided to start a new branch to promote Telugu through cultural activities and named it as ‘Telugu Kala Mandali’. Karri Rama Reddy, honorary president, T. Jayaprada, president, S. Sudarshan, joint secretary, and others participated.