‘Save Telugu’, a website to promote Telugu language was launched at a programme organised to mark 604th birth anniversary of saint Annamacharaya by Karnataka Telugu Academy in the city.
Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) M P Bapiraju said, “In response to gratitude shown by Karnataka people, I announce that any cultural programmes at TTD organised by Kannada or Telugu people will not be charged, except electricity bill.
” He added, “The Karnataka Telugu Academy had put forth the demand that a music university in the name of Annamacharaya in Thirupathi should be set up.
” Former minister R V Deshpande said, “Many people travel from Karnataka to have darshan and infrastructure was a problem but that will be resolved soon.
” Karnataka Telugu Academy Chairman Radhakrishna Raju said, “As there are a good number of Telugu institutions in the state, we would propose a second language status for Telugu at schools here.”