Hyderabad: World Telugu Conference will be organised on a grand scale in Hyderabad from December 15 to 19. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in a statement in the Assembly on Friday, said the prestigious event would highlight the growth of Telugu language and literature. The Chief Minister said apart from traditional literature, Telangana is also home to several folk traditions.
“Telangana keeps preserving the treasure of folk songs and folk traditions which spread fragrance of language. Group songs like ‘Bathukamma paatalu’ ‘Kamuni Punnama Paatalu’ ‘Asoi Dhoola’ etc reflect the social and cultural milieu of Telangana,” he added. He said the entire city would be decked up with arches, gates and hoardings named after famous poets who enriched not only the language but also lives of people.
He said the government had already sanctioned an amount of Rs 50 crore for the conference. With each district getting Rs 5 lakh for preparatory meetings alone, literary competitions for students in essay writing, debate, poetry recitation and writing had already begun in all schools, colleges and universities, the Chief Minister added.