Sunday, January 7, 2018
Telugu lyricist and writer Suddala Ashok Teja taking part in Prakasam district Telugu Writers Association conference ‘Sahiti Tridhamamu’, he underscored the need to make the Telugu language as compulsory in schools in the State.
He expressed concern over the present trend of Telugu people giving preference for English to their mother tongue, he suggested prescribing a minimum of 50 marks in mother tongue mandatory for students aspiring to go abroad for higher studies.
On the controversy over selection of Nandi awards, he opined that the government could not be blamed for the selection made by a committee for the purpose. He said that despite the division of the State, all Telugu people were one. They should make concerted efforts to promote the language, he said.