Rajyasabha MP Chiranjeevi has addressed the large gathering of talent, intellect and personality at the World Telugu Meet, which began on Saturday, in London. Chiranjeevi stressed on the importance of Telugu language and stressed on the need to protect the language.
The two day meet, which started on Saturday concluded yesterday.
Notably, this is the first of its kind wherein a world wide meet to emphasize the importance of local language, is being organized overseas.
Megastar Chiranjeevi became a major attraction at the event. In fact, eminent Telugu speaking personalities marked their presence at the two-day mega event.
Chiranjeevi has said that he would make efforts to ensure that his grandchildren would be able to speak fluently in Telugu.
He was speaking at the World Telugu Conference organized by the United Kingdom Telugu Association at the British Library here.
Chiranjeevi added that he would henceforth focus on protecting and spreading Telugu language and would start the efforts at home. Stating that Telugu language was receiving better attention in other countries than in Andhra Pradesh, Chiranjeevi said Mauritius was a glorious example of this. He said he would soon visit that country.
Billy Mourya, British MP of Indian Origin said he spent all his childhood in Hyderabad and cherished the memory. He said there were 24 MPs of Indian origin in Britain.
Alistair Burt, UK’s foreign office minister who inaugurated the conference, said that Indian history has a special place in the world history and the Telugus had a great history of 3,000 years. There were several scriptures and artifacts in British museums and libraries on Indian history, he added. The minister has said of the 15 lakh Indians in Britain, several Telugus were in key positions.
Council chairman Dr. Chakrapani, former minister Mandali Buddha Prasad and several other prominent persons from the state have participated in the conference.
The main aim of the meeting was to aim at the need of strengthening Telugu as a classical language. In fact, a group of Telugu language experts started studying talapatralu (leaflets, which contain Telugu scriptures) to find out the important aspects written by the ancient sages and scholars.
These findings would be submitted to the Andhra Pradesh Government, said Prabhakar Kaza, the president of organizing committee.