Telugu flourished in Telangana 2000 yrs ago
To portray at World Telugu Conference from Dec 15 to19
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that World Telugu Conferences will be conducted from Dec 15 to 19 on a grand note with better arrangements in place. He made a statement in the house on the prestigious event to highlight the growth and flowering of Telugu Language and Literature in Telangana. Telugu is known as the ‘Ajanta Bhasha’ where in all words end in vowel sounding connotations and a musical language having a hoary literary inheritance he said. World Telugu Conference is being held under the aegis of Telangana Sahitya Akademi from December 15 to 19 with celebrations spread over various stadia with the Lal Bahadur Stadium as a Centre Stage utilizing Ravindra Bharathi, Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium and Telugu University Auditorium. He informed that the whole city would be bejeweled with arches, gates, hoardings named after the famous poets who enriched not only the language but also our lives. The Government released Rs 50 cr for the event and also Rs 5 lakh to each district. Telangana Sahitya Akademi with noted Telangana poet ‘Nandini Sidha Reddy’ as its Chairman will host the program in LB Stadium, Ravindra Bharati and other stages to reflect the prominence of Telugu, language, literature, culture, tradition and history to the outer world.
As the greatness of Telangana poets was kept under wraps over times it was decided to bring them to light during the event he said adding that songs of folklore, villages, at farm fields, oggu, burra kathalu, asai dula peerla patalu reflect the inseparable culture of Telangana for centuries.
KCR said that noted Telangana poet Suravarm Prathap Reddy compiled an anthology of poems Golconda Poets of 354 poets of his times. He also touched upon works of Telugu poets like Dasharathi, Kaloji Narayana Rao, Palkurki Somanna, Venkata Rama Rao and others. He also said that Nicholas Conti, a noted Western Professor called Telugu the ‘Italian of the East’ while Subrahmanya Bharathi, Tamil National Poet preferred to term it as ‘Sundara Telungu’ (Beautiful Telugu). Since times immemorial, Telangana Soil has been a fertile ground for the Telugu Literary Treasure Trove he said. KCR also noted that historical evidences prove that Telugu Language has been in vogue in Telangana for the past 2000 years.