VP Naidu calls for preserving India’s cultural, linguistic heritage

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu virtually releases the Telugu book titled ‘7va Prapancha Sahiti Sadassu Sabha Vishesha Sanchika’ in New Delhi on October 24, 2021. (PIB)

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today emphasized the need to preserve India’s 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. World Telugu

Congratulating the editors, authors and publishers for dedicating the book to renowned singer 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, Vice President Naidu 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.

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, VP 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 Vanguri Chitten Raju, founder of the Vanguri Foundation of America; and Vamsiramaraju, founder of the Vamsi Arts Theater. (Press Release)

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