NIZAMABAD: The cycle yatra taken up by journalist and Official Language Commission member Ponnala Gouri Shankar urging the Centre to accord ancient language status to Telugu reached here on Tuesday.

The yatra, flagged off by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University V-C Avula Manjulatha in Hyderabad on April 24, would reach New Delhi in 36 days. He told reporters that he would submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC president Sonia Gandhi.