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Buddha Prasad participated in a function organised in Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) to inaugurate ‘Sankarambadi Sahithi Peetham’ and also to launch Telugu Samskritika Yatra which was taken up by CP Brown Seva Samithi (CPBSS).

Tirupati: Paying rich tributes to noted Telugu poet and writer Prasanna Kavi Sankarambadi Sundaracharyulu, Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad said that the poet became eternal with his most popular immortal song ‘Maa Telugu Talliki Mallepu Danda’.

Buddha Prasad participated in a function organised in Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) to inaugurate ‘Sankarambadi Sahithi Peetham’ and also to launch Telugu Samskritika Yatra which was taken up by CP Brown Seva Samithi (CPBSS).

The yatra is special campaign, covering all the 13 districts in the State, aimed for creating awareness among the people in favour of promoting Telugu and also reminding the people about the outstanding contribution of CP Brown, a British, for Telugu language.

The Deputy speaker recalled his father Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao’s close association with Sundaracharyulu and also another famous Telugu writer from the pilgrim city Pulikanti Krishna Reddy and said it was his father and the then Chief Minister J Vengal Rao resulted in the government announcing the immortal song ‘Maa Telugu Talliki Mallepu Danda’ as State anthem in ‘World Telugu Conference’ held in 1975.

Seeking renewed efforts to promote Telugu language, he said government on its part made the language compulsory medium of instruction in its schools including primary and higher-secondary level.

Efforts are also on to strengthen Telugu Academy, he said. He expressed concern in the youth in their craze for corporate education neglecting mother tongue Telugu.

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