Mr Venkaiah Naidu: Indian culture has always accorded respect and reverence to gurus
Stressing the importance of the fundamental role played by teachers in shaping the lives of children and young people, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that Indian culture always gives respect and reverence to gurus. The vice president presented an award instituted in memory of his teacher, Poluri Hanumajjanakirama Sarma, to Kovela Suprasannacharya here for his contributions in the field of poetry and literature, an official statement said.
Naidu appreciated the winner 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 society. Naidu said everyone should always remember and remain grateful to his teachers and gurus for his guidance and mentorship in shaping his career.
The award, instituted on the Vice President’s personal initiative by the Telangana Saraswatha Parishath, aims to recognize contributions to the Telugu language.
Praising the parish for its efforts in the preservation and propagation of the Telugu language, Naidu reiterated that the language of instruction should be in the mother tongue until primary or secondary school. Similarly, the local language should also be widely used in administration and the judiciary.
The Vice President has also published two books titled – ‘Amritotsava Bharathi’ and ‘Sri Devulapalli Ramanujarao’.
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