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Telugu Language Promotion

Telugu Language Promotion - Hyderabad


 
Renuka Chowdary
 Ambica Sony
 Submitting Memorandum for Classical Language Status to Smt. Renuka Chowdary and In Smt. Ambica Sony's Office

   

About

Committee

Awards

Rallies

Schedule

Guests

(Due to font problems, we are bringing this informaiton in English. We will present the same in Telugu As quickly as possible)

About 
Telugu Language Promotion

For the past few years, TANA (Telugu Association of North America) has been working towards promotion Telugu Language in United States. TANA has successfully established Telugu Language at Undergraduate Level at several prestigious american universities. In Year 2003, the language was introduced in University of Michigan. From Year 2007 onwards, Telugu will be introduced at University of Texas, Austin. TANA has conducted Telugu Language Competetions for Kids at various cities.

In the recent months, TANA has observed that bleak future of Telugu Language in Andhra Pradesh. It was also noted that several volunteers, with their own interest, expense and time, are working towards bringing Governnment and People’s attention towards this issue. To encourage and be a part of these volunteers, TANA has decided to conduct a day long event to promote the cause and the Language.

On December 29th, TANA is organizing an Intellectual Discussion Forum from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Telugu University. Prior to the discussions, the organizing committee will collect write ups from the speakers and will publish a book to save and secure this knowledge for future references.

The main event will be conducted on December 30th, at Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad from 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM (with lunch, snack and dinner breaks)


Planning and Organizing Committee

Dr. Bandla Hanumaiah

TANA President

 001 248 470 1630

hbandla@aol.com

Udaya Kumar Chapalamadugu

TANA India Activities Coordinator

 001 248 760 0290

uchapal@gmail.com

Smt. Avula Manjulatha

Vice Chancellor, Telugu University

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Sri. A.B.K. Prasad

Chairman, Adhikaara Bhaasha Samgham

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Sri. Jurru Chennaiah

Telugu University

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Sri. T. Gowri Shanker

Telugu University

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Sri. K. Dharma Rao

Secretary, ITLCA

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Sri. C. Dharma Rao

Telugu University

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Sri. Velcheru Narayana Rao

Telugu Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Sri. Devabhaktuni Prasad

Vasudeva Realtors

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Awards


Four years ago TANA started recognizing scholars who provided valuable services for Telugu Language. TANA has established “Gidugu Rammurthy Pantulu Memorial Award” in Year 2002. A three member panel in Andhra Pradesh reviews and proposes eligible scholars to TANA, where the final decision is made. First time this award was given to Sri. Chekuri Rama Rao in 2002. In year 2004 this award was given to Sri. Bhadri Raju Krishna Murthy.

Gidugu Rammurthy Panthulu Memorial Award

Selection Committee: Sri. Vasireddy Naveen, Previous Award Winners, TANA President

This award, along with a cash prize of 50,000 INR, is given to the scholar who has provided valuable services to Telugu Language. 

Telugu Essay Writing Competitions for Students 

Subject : Why I Like Telugu Language (Telugunu Nenu Enduku Abhimaanistaanu)

First Prize : 10,000 INR
Second Prize : 8,000 INR
Third Prize : 5,000 INR
Consolation Prizes (Count and Amount not decided yet)
Winners will be provided with travel and accommodation.

Selection Committee: Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University

Who can participate : Degree and Post Graduate Students
Last Date for submitting Essays : December 15th, 2006
Mailing Address : In charge, Expansion Services Department, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Public Gardens, Hyderabad – 4
Contact : Telugu University at mobile number 94400 49323

Essay must not exceed 10 one sided pages.
Essay must be certified by College Principal.
Essay must be certified by the candidate that it is their own writing and is not a copy of any other write ups.

Telugu Essay Writing Competitions for High School Telugu Teachers

Subject : Existence of Telugu (Telugu Manugada)

First Prize : 10,000 INR
Second Prize : 8,000 INR
Third Prize : 5,000 INR
Consolation Prizes (Count and Amount not decided yet)
Winners will be provided with travel and accommodation.

Selection Committee: Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University

Who can participate : High School Telugu Teachers
Last Date for submitting Essays : December 15th, 2006
Mailing Address : In charge, Expansion Services Department, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Public Gardens, Hyderabad – 4
Contact : Telugu University at mobile number 94400 49323

Essay must not exceed 10 one sided pages.
Essay must be certified by High School Head Master.
Essay must be certified by the candidate that it is their own writing and is not a copy of any other write ups.


Rallies

To increase the awareness about the past, present and the future of Telugu Language, TANA is conducting preliminary Rallies in various district head quarters. These rallies will be conducted on the eve of Late Sri. Potti Sree Ramulu Vardhanthi, on December 15th. The conclusion rally will occur on December 30th in Hyderabad.

District Rallies

TANA and Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University are requesting individuals to come forward and conduct Rallies in their districts in support of Telugu Language. If you are interested in conducting the Rally in your district, please contact Sri. Jurru Chennaih at 94400 49323 or Sri. T. Gowri Shanker at 94400 69130.

So far, we were able to secure interest in approximately 20 districts. The names will be published after getting final confirmation from the districts. 

Conclusion Rally
(Hyderabad)

About:
On 30th December, TANA and Telugu University are conducting a Rally in support of Telugu Language, requesting the Prime Minister to provide Telugu the Praacheena Bhaasha status. This rally will start from Telugu Talli Statue (or) Telugu University [waiting for police clearance] and will end at Ravindra Bharathi.

Who can participate:
Individuls who respect and have concern for Telugu Language.

Corporation Participation:
Through a unique opportunity provided by TANA, Corporations can participate in this Rally and show their support for the Telugu Language. In the Rally lot of banners will be displayed with various slogans. If a corporation wants to show their solidarity with us, TANA at its own expense, will get the Corporation Name written on a Banner. However, the company is required to send two of their own employees to carry the banner in the Rally. In addition, the Corporation is also required to sign and submit an acceptance form, giving TANA the approval to write the Corporation Name on the banner.


Schedule

December 29, 2006
Telugu University

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Intellectual Discussion Forum at Telugu University, Hyderabad

December 30, 2006
Ravindra Bharathi

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Rally from Telugu Talli Statue / Telugu University to Ravindra Bharathi

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Inaugural Ceremony, Followed by Award Presentation

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Short Plays and Skits on Telugu Language

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Short Play – Gandhi Jayanthi

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tara Taraala Telugu Vaibhavam – Dance Ballet by Telugu University


Chief Guest

Dr. Y.S. Raja Sekhara Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

Guests of Honors

Sri A.B.K. Prasad
Chairman, Adhikaara Bhaasha Sangham

Smt. Avula Manjulatha
Vice Chancellor, Telugu University

Sri. Pinnamaneni Koteswara Rao
Minister for Higher Education and Technical Education & Industrial Training Institute