Ugadi : Telugu Deadline for Naidu

  • Too Much English Usage by Govt  Opposed in Andhra Pradesh
  • Make state Telugu-friendly

VIJAYAWADA: Lovers of the Telugu language have set a deadline of Ugadi for the State Government to implement Telugu as an official language in right earnest.

In particular,they demand the erection of a pylon commemorating — in sweet Telugu — the founding of the new capital city of Amaravati and the temporary secretariat at Velagapudi.

What if the deadline is not met? The Telugu lovers say they will resort to Gandhigiri protests.

The ultimatum was presented to chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday by Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, former Rajya Sabha MP and member of the Central Hindi Committee.

The missive reminded the chief minister of his earlier promises of support to institutions promoting the Telugu language and culture, and bemoaned the fact that the bureaucracy has been lacking in ardour for Telugu.

Briefing mediapersons on Thursday about the details of his meeting with Chandrababu Naidu, Yarlagadda said he reminded the chief minister about the promises the latter made during the Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam in Vijayawada on August 29, 2015.

“Though it was promised during the Godavari Pushkaralu that the Telugu University would be set up in Rajamahendravaram, officials are yet to take up an initiative in that direction.Though it was promised that official procedures and communications would be in Telugu, it is not happening yet. Instead, the recent budget was presented in English by the finance minister. In contrast,the Telangana finance minister made his presentation in Telugu,”  he explained.

-more at New Indian Express

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