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Sixth All India Telugu Conference

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Silk city to host sixth national Telugu conference in November

The sixth national conference of the Telugu Mahasabha is scheduled to be held in the city this year. The dates for this three day conference are yet to be fixed. The organisers hinted that it may be held in November. The last national conference of Telugu Mahasabha was held in Chennai in 2007. A preparatory meeting for the conference was held in the conference hall of the Andhra Bhashabhivriddhi Samajam in the city on May 11 under the chairmanship of president of the Samajam, P.Satyanarayana.

Delegates from the Putti Sriramulu Telugu University (PSTU) and Mandali Venkateswar Rao International Telugu Centre (MVRIT) of Hyderabad attended this meeting. Director of the MVRIT Muniratnam Naidu was the chief guest. Delegates of Telugu associations from different parts of Orissa participated in the meeting.

Most of the delegates were of the opinion that the climate in November would be conducive for the conference. The final dates for the conference are to be decided later. The venue of the conference would be the City High School ground. More than 700 delegates from outside Orissa are expected to attend the conference.
Equal number of delegates from different parts of Orissa would also participate. The three day conference would have seminars related to traditional culture and language of Andhra Pradesh and efforts to boost Telugu culture among the Telugu speaking new generation, who live outside Andhra Pradesh.
Cultural events especially the traditional art forms of Andhra Pradesh would be highlight of this conference. As per the organisers the details of the preparations would be chalked out in the next meeting which will in the city in June. It may be noted that a sizeable number of Telugu-speaking families are permanent residents of south Orissa.

Source: The Hindu

| Tuesday , February 8 , 2011 Pledge to spread Telugu culture


Berhampur, Feb. 7: Curtains came down on the three- day-long Sixth All India Telugu Conference here yesterday.

The conference was inaugurated by Orissa chief minister, Naveen Patnaik. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Kirankumar Reddy, and his two ministerial colleagues — Vatti Vasanth Kumar and D.K. Aruna — who were also scheduled to attend the conference, however, could not make it to be present there.

However, Andhra Pradesh’s minister S. Sailajanath and chairman of the legislative council, A. Chakrapani, addressed the conference on the concluding day. Sailajanath announced that the Andhra government was committed to spread Telugu language and culture in Orissa.

“We would provide all help to spread our culture in Orissa,” he said.

Chakrapani said that the Telugu people of Orissa, especially of Berhampur, were well accustomed with the culture, education and commerce in Andhra Pradesh.

“The Sixth All India Telugu Conference here would pave a way for a cordial relationship between the two neighbouring states, ” he hoped.

The sixth all-India Telugu Conference stressed the need for the development and enrichment of the Telugu speaking people in various states. The conference, which adopted a ten-point resolution, demanded the formation of a permanent house committee in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to look after the problems of Telugu people in other states.

The resolution also demanded implementation of the recommendations of the Andhra Pradesh House Committee during 2008, appointment of an IAS officer as the nodal officer to implement the joint House Committee decision, and creation of a permanent fund by the Andhra Pradesh government in the Poti Sree Ramulu Telugu University.

The other demands raised in the conference included providing facilities to the Telugu teachers of various states to obtain degree or diploma through distance education, launching of a distance education cell in the Poti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, and an increase in the admission quota for teachers’ training programmes.

The conference also urged the Andhra Pradesh government to fill up the vacant Telugu teachers’ posts in Orissa, publish Telugu text books for students in Orissa according to the syllabus of the state, depute cultural troupes to various states, and translate Telugu literature into various languages of the country.

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tamil Nadu - Chennai   

All-India Telugu conference to start on June 1

Staff Reporter

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy expected to inaugurate event

CHENNAI : The 5th All India Telugu Conference will be held in at Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai for three days from June 1.

Hosted jointly by the International Telugu Centre of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, and the All India Telugu Federation, the meet will discuss propagation of Telugu language and culture.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is expected to inaugurate the conference organised under the aegis of the Andhra Pradesh Department of Culture.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, the organising chairman of the conference C.M.K. Reddy said it would discuss several issues such as the relationship between Telugu and other languages such as Marathi, Tamil and Oriya and the contribution of Telugus to the national integration movement.

Representatives of the Telugu community in other states, including Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, would speak about the culture and status of Telugu in their regions, Mr. Reddy said.

The problems of Telugus, especially those related to education and culture, voiced in the conference would be represented to the Andhra Pradesh government, he added.

Cultural programmes such as Kuchipudi dance, folk and tribal art and literary drama would be organised, Mr. Reddy said.

The members of the federation plan to submit a memorandum asking for a cultural centre to promote Telugu fine arts in Chennai and setting up of a Telugu academy during the conference.

Some of the problems faced in Tamil Nadu, especially in the field of education, including poor quality of Telugu textbooks and shortage of Telugu teachers in government schools, would also be discussed at the meeting.

Several union ministers, including E.V.K.S. Elangovan and Subbirami Reddy and Andhra Pradesh state ministers, including Law Minister R. Chenga Reddy, are expected to participate.
Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2007

Tamil Nadu - Chennai   

Andhra Pradesh Government urged to create ministry for promoting Telugu

Special Correspondent

Purandareswari promises to strive for getting classical status for Telugu

CHENNAI: The three-day All-India Telugu Conference concluded here on Sunday, urging the Andhra Pradesh Government to create a ministry for preserving and promoting Telugu culture and language and to deal with the problems of Telugus living outside the State.

Thanking Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy for promising to constitute a House committee for taking up the problems of Telugus in the neighbouring States with their Governments, the conference appealed to him to speed up the process. It also urged him to take up with the Centre the issue of the classical status for Telugu.

BEd course through distance education with Telugu methodology was another issue the conference mooted to benefit Telugus.

The meeting urged the Government to pressure the neighbouring States to fill the vacancies for Telugu teachers.

At the valedictory function, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandareswari, responding to a resolution, said she would make all efforts to get the classical language status for the Telugu. The problems of Telugus living in other States would also be taken up.

She released a souvenir brought out by the "Telugu Vaani."

`Tolkappiyam' in Telugu

The Potti Sriramulu Telugu University released one of its prestigious publications, `Tolkappiyam,' in Telugu to facilitate comparative studies in the two Dravidian languages, Tamil and Telugu. The translation was done by Chippada Savithri, a special research fellow at the Telugu Chair of Tamil University, Thanjavur.

She was entrusted with the work in 1998, and she handed over the draft copy to the Telugu University in 2003.

The 335-page book, priced at Rs.85, was released by Tamil University Vice-Chancellor C. Subrahmanyam


Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Feb 07, 2011
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Andhra Pradesh   

Telugu meet ends on a colourful note

B. Prabhakkar Sharma

State promises all help to Telugu medium schools in Orissa

BERHAMPUR: Minister for Primary Education of Andhra Pradesh S. Sailajanath on Sunday assured the Telugu people in Orissa that his government would immediately take all possible steps to ensure that Telugu education in the neighbouring State is pursued without hassles.

Addressing the valedictory meeting of the three-day sixth All India Telugu Conference conducted by Potti Sriramulu Telugu University-Hyderabad in association with Andhra Bhashabhivardhani Samajam here and other Telugu organisations of Orissa, he said there are 600 B.Ed. colleges in Andhra Pradesh and it would not be difficult to sanction about 20 seats required for Orissa.  Similarly, education would also be imparted through distance learning mode in the border States, he said. It was important that Telugu language was protected from all sides, for, language was the lifeline of any community.  He said all languages faced threat, thanks to the money-spinner English which was all pervading  now.

Showcasing AP:Artistes from Hyderabad performing Burrakatha at the valedictory of the 6th National Telugu Conference in Berhampur on Sunday.

Chairman of AP Legislative Council A. Chakrapani, who had over a couple of years led a committee to look into the problems faced by Telugus in Orissa, agreed with KS Nagar MLA Sugnana Kumari Deo that the problem of schools and teachers was no issue and could be tackled at the local level. Ms. Deo, a nine-time legislator of Orissa, said Telugu teachers working in Oriya schools could be transferred to Telugu medium schools in the next academic year itself. The conference adopted 10 resolutions including one for sanctioning a corpus fund of Rs.10 crore to the Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao International Telugu Centre of PSTU to tackling issues faced by Telugus living outside Andhra Pradesh.

Former Minister Mandali Buddha Prasad, Orissa MLAs – R.C.C. Patnaik, and K. Narayana Rao, and others were present.

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, Sep 11, 2005

Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad   

World Telugu Conference to be held in January

Staff Reporter

Telugu associations discuss measures to propagate Telugu culture

State Government agrees to depute pujaris and teachers

Need to network Telugu associations in different States and countries discussed

Financial support sought from the Government for setting up infrastructure

Programmes aimed at showcasing the talent of Telugus to be held at regular intervals

State Government agrees to depute pujaris and teachers

Need to network Telugu associations in different States and countries discussed

Financial support sought from the Government for setting up infrastructure

Programmes aimed at showcasing the talent of Telugus would be held at regular intervals

HYDERABAD: A conference of Telugu Associations from across the country and different parts of the globe has decided to hold World Telugu Conference coinciding with `Pravasi Bharathiya Divas' in the second week of January 2006.

The Conference would be held in Hyderabad. The meeting convened by Department of Culture and attended by Telugu association representatives from Tanzania, Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai also, resolved on Saturday to work on mutual exchange of facilities including inter-State cultural exchange programmes apart from identification and promotion of young Telugu talent from outside the State.

YSR promises all help

Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy assured the delegates all possible support in preserving and propagating Telugu culture, language and identity. In his brief address, he spoke about the visible presence of Telugus in every part of the country and also across the globe.

November 1 celebrations

Minister for Sports and Culture M. Satyanarayana Rao, said the Government was ready to depute teachers, `pujaris' and cultural troupes to help the Telugus abroad. Delegates from some countries like Malaysia had complained about the dearth of Telugu teachers for schools and priests for temples there. Mr. Rao lamented at the way Telugu history, culture, art and language was being neglected under the western influence and urged delegates to spare no efforts in reversing the tide.

The delegates agreed on celebrating the Telugu festivals of `Ugadi' and `Sankranti' along with Andhra Pradesh Formation Day on November 1 in a befitting fashion wherever they happen to be.

Three-day programmes aimed at showcasing the talent of Telugus living outside the State would be held at regular intervals.

Associations were requested to register themselves with the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to avail special concessions to members visiting the State.

Following a suggestion on more interaction and exchange of information, the need to hyperlink the Culture Department website with those of different associations was accepted.

Finance Minister K. Rosaiah, Andhra Pradesh State Cultural Council Chairman Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Director of Culture Department Arja Srikanth, veteran film actor, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and others participated in the conference. Representatives of Telugu associations from Goa, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Orissa, New Delhi and others were also present.

Speaking at the 13th anniversary celebrations of World Telugu Federation here on Saturday, Finance Minister Rosaiah lauded the sweetness of Telugu as unparalleled.

He felicitated film star, Sai Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Telugu University, A. Manjulatha, and a stage artiste, Lakshmi Thulasi.


Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Jun 16, 2007

Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad   

World Telugu writers’ meet from Aug. 10

HYDERABAD: The three-day first World Telugu Writers Conference will be held from August 10 in Vijayawada.

Animal Husbandry Minister Mandali Buddha Prasad, who is the honorary president of Krishna District Writers Association, which is organising the mega event told reporters that more than 2,000 delegates including 150 Telugu writers from abroad would participate. – Staff reporter

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2007


Telugu literary and cultural heritage


TELUGU PASIDI: Mandali Buddhaprasad, Guttikonda Subbarao, Dr. G.V. Purnachand — Editors; Immadisetty Akkeswararao Charitable Trust, Singarajuvari Street, Kothapeta, Vijayawada-520001. Rs. 300.

THIS VOLUME published by the Krishna District Writers' Association to commemorate the golden jubilee of the formation of Andhra Pradesh comprises 112 essays in 14 sections which provide a panoramic view of the state's progress in various fields such as language (20), literature (30) and culture and so on.

In the introductory write-up, Nanduri Ramamohanrao observes that Andhra (the term appeared in the Aitareya Brahmanam 1500 B.C.) and Telugu are synonymous although their connotations differ at times.

Tracing the evolution of the language, B. Krishnamurthy stresses the need of reforms for adoption of the mother tongue in administration, education and other societal transactions. R.V.S. Sundaram regrets the negligence of a potential international language with the Telugu University lagging behind in research and development. The literary scenario looks brighter. Soliloquies of R.Bhardwaj, P.Jagannatham, J.Hanumatsastri, S.Veeraraju and T. Janakirani inspire the younger generation. Giant strides are made in poetry, short story and novel. Neo-classical, romantic and modern streams embellish Telugu poetry.

While the first Jnanapith award winner Viswanatha was a multifaceted colossus, the second C. Narayana Reddy excels in creativity and innovation. Rayaprolu, Devulapalli, Sri Sri, Jashua and Prasadaraya Kulapati are master trendsetters with a large following.

Popular magazines provide a platform to short stories and novels enabling writers to explore the cultural, social and political ramifications of life. Chalam, Palagummi, Gopichand, Kalipatnam, Madhurantakam, Ravisastry and Butchibabu are comparable to the best writers of this genre. Y. Lakshmiprasad sums up the pivotal contribution of Andhras in national development — three presidents, three Lok Sabha speakers and one prime minister. Quite a few Telugu leaders headed national parties such as the Congress, BJP and Communist. In journalism earlier stalwarts like C.Y.Chintamani, M.Chalapatirao, K. Iswaradutt and G.K. Reddy became motivators with their intrepid writings. With excellent contributions to performing arts like drama, music, dance and folk arts, many Telugu scholars enriched the cultural heritage.

This volume is an invaluable asset to research scholars, students, professors and politicians.


VIJAYAWADA, August 14, 2011

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