Exciting times for Telugu fans. It increasingly seems that the Telugu language along with it's practical, symbolic and official importance in daily life has taken centre stage in Andhra. And by extension, it's importance in the lives of Non Resident Indian Telugus has also been ignited. The dialogue and attention being placed upon the language, is a good thing for those of us who have always tried to promote Telugu culture.
Here's another Telugu-centric story from Newindpress
Dr ABK Prasad, the Andhra Pradesh Official Language Commission Chairman stated that there should be a competition among Indian states in "effective implementation of regional languages". The Chairman who was participating in Telugu Vikasam
, a programme to promote the usage of Telugu in communication
, stated that individuals could learn all available languages but should give due importance to their mother tongue. In his speech, he thanked Chief Minister Y S Rajashekara Reddy for "planning to adopt a resolution in Assembly urging the Central Government to give priority to Telugu as the oldest language
". The Chairman also requested district officials to "strictly" implement Telugu as the official language. Additionally, an awareness programme was organized for administrators and officials providing guidance on the usage of Telugu in official communication.