3rd World Telugu Writers Conference Held at Vijayawada, India on 21st and 22nd February 2015

YouTube Video Link : http://youtu.be/0ohVWiJWdwU about the Inaugural Session of the two day 3rd ‘World Telugu Writers’  Conference that coincided with International Mother Tongue Day held on Saturday 21st February 2015 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Closing Session of the two-day 3rd World Telugu Writers’ Conference held on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. 
Closing Session Video Clip uploaded to YouTube : http://youtu.be/0xKYrWwYuH4

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News Article copy sourced from 'The Hindu' ANDHRA PRADESH, India  : Published: February 22, 2015 00:00 IST
‘Make Telugu compulsory in school curriculum: Venkaiah
Onslaught of western culture make people patronise English language more than their mother tongue, he says
Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need for translation of Telugu literary works into other languages, particularly English and Hindi, to promote the language. Making Telugu and ‘Pedda Bala Siksha’ compulsory subjects in school curriculum would help in propagating the language thereby passing it on to posterity, he said.
Participating in the inaugural session of the two-day 3rd World Telugu Writers’Conference that coincided with International Mother Tongue Day on Saturday, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said Telugu was such a great language that many of its words have universal acceptance and moreover it was very easy to learn. “The situation came to such a pass that Telugu, which was popularly known as Italian of the East, almost became extinct in schools,” Mr. Naidu said.
Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said it would be good if a Telugu Language Development Authority was established. and a Ministry was formed for it exclusively and that the Central government would try to help the cause.
During his speech, A.P Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad requested Mr. Venkaiah Naidu to use his good offices to get the share of funds given to Central Institute of Indian Languages at Mysore for propagatingTelugu language, spent for the purpose without fail.

Central Hindi Council member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad suggested that establishment of an organisation for promoting Telugu language in the lines of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan would be helpful.


Source : The Hindu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Published: February 22, 2015 00:00 IST
'The man who wears many hats' : YLP interview with The Hindu
Author: G. Venkataramana Rao
The best way to promote Telugu literature is to have it translated into Hindi, says Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
He is a man who wears many hats. Equipped with a double doctorate in Telugu and in Hindi, he is currently a member of the Kendriya Hindi Samiti, a Central body whose chairman is none other than the Prime Minister.
Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad is also a former Rajya Sabha member and a recipient of Padma award. Incidentally, Prof. Lakshmi Prasad is the driving force behind the two-day International Telugu Writers Conference which started on Saturday in the city.
It is his firm belief that the best way to promote Telugu literature is to have it translated into Hindi, the national language. “The grandeur of Telugu language and literature is not known in the north of the Vindhya Mountains. We have imported a lot of stuff, translated several literary books into Telugu, it is about time we started exporting as well,” he opines.
People in the northern States did not see much difference between the Telugus and the Tamilians and so referred to them collectively as Madrasis till recently. But things changed after N.T. Rama Rao became the Chief Minister. “Very few people living north of the Vindhyas know about Alluri Sitaramaraju, Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu or even the designer of the National Flag Pingali Venkaiah,” he says.
All great Telugu works should be popularised by having them translated into Hindi and from Hindi to other Indian languages. Today Telugu is the most spoken language after Hindi in the country, he reminds.
Prof. Lakshmi Prasad is also rooting for creating a Kendriya Telugu Samiti, on the lines of the Hindi body of which he is a member. This is essential to protect and enrich the Telugu language spoken by a majority of the people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and to an extent, also in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
“Regardless of the place they live in, Telugu people across the globe are one,” that’s the main message of the ongoing writers’ meeting,” says Prof. Lakshmi Prasad.

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