Mandali Vows to Propagate Telugu
VIJAYAWADA: Assembly deputy speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad said that both AP and Telangana governments have still not made their stance clear on Telugu University, Telugu Akademi and High Court and said that there is a need for a Telugu University and Akademi for both states.
Speaking at the felicitation by the Krishna District Writers’ Association at IV Palace in Vijayawada Sunday, Buddha Prasad announced that he would continue his fight for propagating the richness of Telugu language and strive for making Telugu India’s second official language.
AP High Court retired judge G Bhavani Prasad termed hostilities between AP and Telangana states as unfortunate and said that Telugu people should be united in spite of being divided into different states.
Film actor and writer Tanikella Bharani, MLC Ilapuram Venkaiah, founder chairman of Siliconandhra organisation Kuchibhotla Anand, AIR Vijayawada director M Krishna Kumari, Gopinath, Hosur MLA, P Satyanarayana Telugu language activist from Orissa and Krishna District Writers’ Association secretary GV Purnanchand were present.
Earlier, Buddha Prasad participated in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of library movement leader Ayyanki Venkataramanaiah at KBN College in the city. Hailing the contribution of Ayyanki Venkataramanaiah to popularization of libraries, Buddha Prasad said that he would strive to make sure that the AP government would give the same importance to Ayyanki Venkataramanaiah as Manyam hero Alluri Seetaramaraju.
Buddha Prasad released the book ‘Forgotten History of Library Movement in India’ written by Velaga Venkatappayya. AP Libraries’ Association secretary Ravi Sarada, KBN College secretary and correpsondent S Razith Kumar, library movement activists Tondepu Hanumantha Rao, Mandava Sriramamurthy, Padmaja, B Syam Kumar and Vaddepalli Srinivasa Rao were present.