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Foster art, culture and literature, Mizoram governor urges governments

Haribabu stresses need to protect and defend Telugu language and culture in Andhra Pradesh

Haribabu stresses need to protect and defend Telugu language and culture in Andhra Pradesh

Mizoram Governor Kambhampati Haribabu suggested that governments should foster art, culture and literature to perpetuate ancient Indian art and culture for the benefit of posterity.

He participated as a chief guest in the farewell celebrations of ‘Andhra Bharata Avatarana Sahasrabdhi’ and ‘Nannayya Sahasrabdhi’, organized by the Department of Culture, Government of India, in association with Rasi Cares, an NGO, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, at Dr YVS Murthy Auditorium, Andhra University here on Saturday night.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Haribabu recalled that ancient kings like Sri Krishnadevaraya and Raja Raja Narendra were great patrons of art and culture. In the same vein, current governments should frequent them and carry on the tradition. He commended the Union government for trying to revive ancient Indian art and traditions besides remembering the sacrifices of our freedom fighters as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

He said that the ancient Indian “puranas” and epics were not mere stories, the concepts and ideas they contained were the harbingers of the modern technological revolution. There was a mention of aerial vehicles in ‘The Ramayana’ and modern missiles had their precursors for ‘astras’ in ‘The Puranas’. He stressed the need to protect and defend the Telugu language and culture in Andhra Pradesh. It suggests that States ensure that primary education is provided in the mother tongue. The population of Mizoram was only 12 lakh but the people of this state were passionate about their language, he said.

Tourism Minister RK Roja Selvamani said the state government also organizes such type of events in all universities in the state to educate future citizens about the greatness of Adi Kavi Nannaya. She appreciated K. Suhasini Anand of Rasi Cares for bringing her into the program.

Spiritual Guru Sri Paripoornanda Swami, Brahmin Corporation President Seethamraju Sudhakar and TTD President YV Subba Reddy spoke.


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