Speaking after presenting the “Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao Samskruti Puraskaram” to the Mauritius Andhra Mahasabha here on Thursday, the Chief Minister said though English was playing a vital role in our lives nowadays, there was every reason to conserve our language and culture for we would be known by the future generations only through them.
People could play significant role in conserving the language by practising it at home and outside and languages like English should be used only where they were necessary, he felt.
Plea for funds
Chairman of the Legislative Council A. Chakrapani stated that the Telugu language had united people and played a key role in the formation of Andhra Pradesh. Former Minister Mandali Budha Prasad requested the Chief Minister to allocate funds to the Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao International Telugu Centre in the Telugu University for propagating the language.
President of Mauritius Andhra Mahasabha K. Ramana said Telugu people living there were doing their best to conserve the language and culture and pass it on to the future generations.
Andhra Pradesh Formation Day and Ugadi festivals were government holidays in Mauritius, Mr. Ramana stated.
Vice-Chancellor of Telugu University A. Bhumaiah and others participated.
Noble cause: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy felicitating Mauritius Andhra Mahasabha president Kodi Ramana on Thursday. Chairman of Legislative Council A. Chakrapani and Vice-Chancellor of Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Anumandla Bhumaiah are also seen. — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL THE HINDU