In its bid to safeguard the regional language, the Telangana State Government has made Telugu a compulsory subject from first to 12th standard in all the private and public educational institutions in the state. The state government has decided to pass a resolution in the Cabinet meet for protection and perseverance of Telugu language and literature.
Chief Minister K Chadnrasekhar Rao has instructed the Sahitya Academy to prepare syllabus for the Telugu subject to be taught to primary, secondary, higher and intermediate classes. The Syllabus fixed by the Sahitya Academy must be taught in all the educational institutions and they are not permitted to teach syllabus according to their whims and fancies.
The government will be strict in implementing the policy that Telugu is taught as the compulsory subject and only the syllabus framed by the Sahitya Academy is taught in educational institutions, the CM declared.
It was also decided the only educational institutions that teach Telugu as a compulsory subject would be given recognition and permissions to function. This move comes at a time when other south Indian states are waging war with the Centre to safeguard their regional language and culture.
KCR also said that all the Public and Private establishments and institutions in Telangana state should display their organisations names in Telugu on their signboards, other languages can be added if anyone wishes to.
To promote Telugu in Telangana, the state government has decided to organize World Telugu Conference in Hyderabad in December this year. Rs 50 Cr has been sanctioned for organizing the Conference, which will discuss the perseverance and protection of Telugu in the state.