Vijayawada

‘Telugus’ history dates back to Indus Valley civilisation’

Protect historical evidences for posterity, says Mandali

The results of the excavations being carried out by the Archaeology department in villages getting submerged under the Polavaram project establish that the Telugus have history that dates as far back as the Indus Valley civilisation, said Assembly Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad.

A three-day international conference on Salvage Archaeology and recent researches on the megalithic cultures of South Asia began at Acharya Nagarjuna University near here on Monday. Mr. Buddha Prasad said that the archaeological studies would throw light on the antiquity of Telugu culture and history. It was necessary to preserve and protect the historical evidences for posterity. There were many inscriptions in temples across the State. But, due to lack of awareness, the inscriptions were also being painted as part of beautification plans, he pointed out.

Stressing the need to piece together the fragmented history to pass on the heritage of the Telugus to future generations, he said the people should learn from history to achieve progress.

Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao, and

Archaeology and Museums Commissioner G. Vani Mohan were present.

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