Telangana to name roads after eminent Telugus ahead of WTC

Rao heard at length the suggestions and opinions expressed by noted literary personalities during the meeting responded positively to them.

By   |  Published: 21st Nov 2017  1:25 am
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Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced that all roads leading to the venue of the World Telugu Conference to be held in December should be named after eminent Telugu personalities, besides ensuring that all sign boards in government and private buildings are in Telugu during the conference.

The Chief Minister, who held a marathon five-hour meeting with public representatives, university vice-chancellors, corporation chairmen, top officials, poets, writers, scholars and literary experts at Pragathi Bhavan here, also declared that a one-day Telangana Telugu Conference would be held every year to showcase Telugu culture, art and literature.

Rao heard at length the suggestions and opinions expressed by noted literary personalities during the meeting responded positively to them. As part of the World Telugu Conference, he said oral Telugu literature should be compiled in book form, and suggested constitution of sub-committees with literary personalities for smooth conduct of the conference.

Stating that participation of women writers in various forums during the conferences should be ensured, the Chief Minister said the inaugural and valedictory functions should be held at the LB stadium.

“A Telugu film poets’ musical programme should be organised as part of the conference, and eminent writers from other languages should also be felicitated at the conference,” he said, and directed the Press Academy to bring out biographies of eminent Telugu personalities.