VIJAYAWADA: Supreme Court Judge Justice Nutalapati Venkata Ramana inaugurated the Sri Krishna Devarayalu-2018 Telugu Bhasha Mahotsavalu at Andhra Maha Vishnu temple in Srikakulam, Krishna district, on Saturday. Then he garlanded the portrait of Srikrishna Devarayalu. The two-day festival is being organised by the endowments, language and culture, tourism departments.
Justice Ramana opined that any state can develop only by respecting its mother tongue, tradition and culture. AP legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad, famous film lyricist Sirivennela Seeta Rama Sastry participated in the programme on the first day. They felt that people should speak Telugu and also encourage speaking in that language to promote Telugu. “Other languages like English are necessary to learn to excel in one’s career but mother tongue should not be forgotten,” they said.
Telugu writers, book lovers, language lovers participated in the programme. Mr Sirivennela Seeta Rama Sastry said there is every need to protect the language Telugu as it is gradually being forgotten even by the native speakers. Mr Mandali Buddha Prasad praised Sri Krishna Devarayalu who had given importance to communicating in Telugu language. Any language would exist only if many people speak and communicate in that particular medium, he added.