State government awards for promoting Telugu

Published: 20th February 2013 10:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2013 10:48 AM   |  A+A-

The state government has decided to give awards for the best implementation of Telugu as official language in every aspect of administration.

The Official Language Commission headed by Mandali Buddha Prasad had finalised the list of awardees and the awards will be presented on the occasion of the International Mother Tongue Day to be observed on Feb 21 with an official function at Rabindra Bharathi.

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will be the chief guest at the programme, to be presided over by Buddha Prasad. High Court judge and AP Judicial Academy chairman justice NV Ramana, minister for tourism and culture V Vasanta Kumar, minister for secondary education K Parthasarathy, minister for primary education S Sailajanath and chief secretary Minnie Mathew will be guests of honour on the occasion.

Briefing mediapersons, Prasad said UNESCO had made suggestions while declaring Feb 21 as the International Day of Mother Tongue. They include education in one’s mother tongue, multi-lingual education and inclusion of culture and tradition in school syllabus, implementation of mother tongue as official language in administration and encouragement for using mother tongue is every sphere of activity, including science and technology. “AP government is already implementing all suggestions. The year has been declared Telugu Language and Culture Year by Kiran Reddy  at the recent World Telugu Conference. Further, he had made it mandatory to learn Telugu in schools,” Prasad said.

Efforts are also on for developing Telugu SMS service and technical dictionary, he added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp