Telugu A Must In All Schools In Telangana : KCR:- Telangana Chief Minister Mr. KCR has ordered regional “Telugu” language to be made a compulsory subject, from class I to 12th standard. This is applicable to all educational institutions, private and public in the state.
KCR also instructed that all the private and public institutions in Telangana must display their organization’s name in Telugu on their sign boards. A resolution is to be passed by the Telangana government in the State cabinet meet for protection and perseverance of Telugu language and literature.
This move of the Telangana government comes at a time when other south Indian states, like, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Odisha are debating the “language war”. They are making all efforts to safeguard their regional language and culture.
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The Chief Minister, in a statement, said, “Only the educational institutions that are teaching Telugu, as a compulsory subject, will be given recognition and permission to function. For those opting for Urdu, it should be offered as an optional. Sahitya Academy will prepare syllabus for the Telugu subject to be taught to primary, secondary and higher and intermediate classes. The government will be strict in implementing the policy that Telugu is taught as the compulsory subject and only the syllabus framed by the Sahitya Academy is taught. For signboards, other languages can be added if anyone wishes to.”
The Telangana government, to promote Telugu in the state, has decided to organize World Telugu Conference in Hyderabad from December 15th to 19th. Around Rs 50 Crore have been sanctioned by the CM for organizing the conference. The conference will have discussion on how to preserve, protect and enrich Telugu in Telangana.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu also decided to enact a legislation, a few days back, to give more power to the Telugu Language Development Committee for more effective enforcement of Telugu as the official medium of communication in the state.
Many recommendations were made by the committee to the government. Few of which include usage of Telugu language in all government works from Secretariat level to Panchayat level, preference for people who have studied in Telugu medium for government jobs, Telugu as primary language in government and private schools and also one compulsory language in higher studies in state. It also said that the display boards should have Telugu as prominent language. Strict action against those who neglect Telugu has also been recommended by the committee.
The two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, too, are taking steps to promote Telugu, taking a cue from neighboring states in the south.