Speakers at the Telugu Basha Dinotsavam celebrations at Nagaiah Kalakshetram here on Wednesday underscored the need for grounding more and more experiments and advanced research into Telugu language to strengthen its use and spread its beauty in the official, academic and literary circles.
District Collector P.S. Pradyumna, who launched the celebrations, said that Telugu language had a great historicity dating back to Salivahana dynasty, with its perfect grammar and popular use. “Teachers, language pundits and literary figures have to contribute their best to make every Telugu child love the language and travel with it for a lifetime. A child should be taught about the culture and tradition of the respective region and language, at a tender age. This would help build a strong sense of self-confidence, love for the land and language among them,” the Collector said.
The official observed that the students of the modern times were grossly neglecting the mother tongue falling prey to the onslaught of English language. “One should give top priority to one’s mother tongue, and also concentrate on learning other languages to build their career and to foster their diversified linguistic interests,” Mr. Pradyumna said.
The Collector said that of the 22,660 shops and business establishments in Chittoor limits, about 8,000 of them were yet to display the boards in Telugu, and the officials concerned should initiate steps to reach the target. He instructed the Education Department to compulsorily implement the rule of singing ‘Maa Telugu Talliki’ as morning prayer at the schools and rendering of National Anthem in the evenings. Joint Colector (II) Chandramouli, Revenue Divisional Officer (Chittoor) A. Kodandarami Reddy, District Educational Officer K. Pandurangaswamy and several senior citizens, teachers and students took part in the event.
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