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Vice President calls for the promotion and preservation of our rich linguistic and cultural heritage

New vocabulary of Indian languages must adapt to changing times- Vice President

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today emphasized the need to preserve our rich cultural and linguistic heritage and urged everyone to make efforts, individually and collectively, for this.

The Vice President made these remarks at the virtual release of the 100th book of the Vanguri Foundation of America. The book titled ‘7va Prapancha Sahiti Sadassu Sabha Vishesha Sanchika’ is based on the 7th World Telugu Literary Summit organised by the Vanguri Foundation of America in collaboration with other Telugu cultural organisations in October last year.

Internet is a good medium for the spread of Telugu language; everyone should make use of it – Vice President

Congratulating the editors, authors and publishers for dedicating the book to renowned singer Shri S P Balasubrahmanyam, the Vice President called for more such initiatives to promote our rich cultural heritage. He also lauded the Vanguri Foundation for organizing Telugu language conferences during the past 27 years.

Noting that the emergence of the internet and digital technologies provide us with new opportunities for the preservation and development of our languages, the Vice President called for making effective use of these technologies. “The day our language is forgotten, our culture will also disappear,” he said, adding that our ancient literature should be brought closer to the youth.

Vice President releases the 100th book of Vanguri Foundation of America

The Vice President urged the organizations working for the Telugu language to take up the responsibility of making the rich literary wealth of Telugu available to everyone. Stressing the need to make the traditional vocabulary accessible to everyone, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that it is necessary to use existing words effectively and create new Telugu words in line with changing trends. 

The event was attended by representatives of the Telugu diaspora from all over the world, Telugu language enthusiasts and Telugu writers, including Sri Vanguri Chitten Raju, founder of the Vanguri Foundation of America, and Sri Vamsiramaraju, founder of the Vamsi Arts Theater.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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