Hyderabad: From the next academic year, Telugu will be made compulsory as subject in all schools across the State. This will be applicable to all mediums and students from other States will also have to learn Telugu.
To this effect, the government is planning to make changes to the existing laws.
A special committee has been constituted comprising Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. SV Satyanarayana, Telangana Sahitya Academy, Chairman, Nandini Sidda Reddy, OSD to CM, Deshapathi Srinivas among other officials of school education. The committee has been entrusted the job of recommending necessary changes in the law by November 15.
During a meeting convened here on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari said students from class I to XII will have to study Telugu as a subject compulsory from next academic year.
In the wake of World Telugu Conference scheduled in the city from December 15, the Minister instructed officials to form rules and guidelines to make Telugu as compulsory subject.
All efforts should be made to ensure that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announces the new policy during World Telugu Conference, the Minister told officials.