Sunday, October 17, 2021

Honouring teachers is a glorious tradition of Indian culture: VP Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu stressed the importance of the foundational role played by teachers in shaping the lives of children and youngsters and said that Indian culture always accorded respect and reverence to gurus.

Presenting an award instituted in memory of the Vice President’s teacher, Poluri Hanumajjanakirama Sarma to Kovela Suprasannacharya in Hyderabad for his contributions in the field of poetry and literature, Naidu paid rich tributes to his mentors, including late Shri Hanumajjanakirama Sarma.

The Vice President appreciated the awardee for introducing a new trend in Telugu literary criticism and for incorporating the views of Indian thinkers, who fought against discrimination in certain sections of the society.

Naidu said that everyone should always remember and remain grateful to their teachers and gurus for their guidance and mentoring in shaping their careers.

The award, instituted at the personal initiative of the Vice President by the Telangana Saraswatha Parishath, seeks to recognize contributions to the Telugu language.

Lauding Telangana Saraswatha Parishath for its efforts in preserving and propagating the Telugu language, he reiterated that the medium of instruction should be in the mother tongue up to primary school or high school.

Similarly, local language should be used extensively in the administration and judiciary as well.

On the occasion, Naidu also released two books titled – ‘Amritotsava Bharathi’ and ‘Sri Devulapalli Ramanujarao’.

Telangana Saraswatha Parishath President, Acharya Yelluri Shivareddy, Telangana Government Advisor, Dr. K.V. Ramanachari, Telangana Saraswatha Parishath General Secretary J. Chennayya, recipient of the award, Acharya Kovela Suprasannacharya, and others were present on the occasion.

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