India: Telugu Conference demands national policy on languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:52:50 UTC 2007


*Telugu Meet: Resolution demands national policy on languages*

Vijayawada, Sept. 25 (PTI): On the concluding day of three-day World Telugu
Meet a resolution was passed demanding classical status to Telugu and
announce a national policy on languages. The meet also felt there was a need
to encourage Telugu medium schools by improving infrastructure and the state
government withdrawing the proposal of converting them into English medium
schools.

Other resolutions passed in the meeting yesterday include primary education
should be in mother tongue and opportunity should be given to students to
select the medium of education from Class VI onwards, revival of Andhra
Pradesh Sahitya Academy, making general Telugu paper mandatory in the Group
One and Group Two examinations conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public
Service Commission, encouraging Telugu literary works, research works and a
special ministry to protect and improve the language were the other
resolutions.

Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, who was the chief guest at the
valedictory session lauded the Krishna District Writers Association for
conducting the meet. Expressing concern over the present status of the
language he stressed the need to take necessary steps to protect the
language. Animal Husbandary Minister Mandali Buddha Prasad and number of
others spoke on the present status of Telugu language.


-- http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200709250343.htm
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