Telangana govt reschedules World Telugu Conference for December
Hyderabad, September 13: The five-day World Telugu Conference, earlier scheduled to take place next month, has been rescheduled by the Telangana government for December 15.
"Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to organise World Telugu Conference here for five days from December 15 to 19. He has instructed that the preparatory programmes should start forthwith," an official release said today.
"The government had earlier decided to organise the conference in October. However, a World Tourism Conference is going to take place from October 5 to 9, in which representatives from 90 countries are participating," it said.
The CM has announced the sanction of Rs 50 crore for organising the World Telugu Conference and the Telangana Sahitya Academy will be the nodal agency for it, the release added.
"The CM has instructed all the educational institutions in the state, both private and public, to teach Telugu as a compulsory subject from Class I to XII.
He has made it clear that it is only the educational institutions that are teaching Telugu, as a compulsory subject will be given recognition and permissions to function," it said.
According to the release, the CM has asked the Sahitya Academy to prepare syllabus for the Telugu subject to be taught to primary, secondary and higher and intermediate classes. Those opting for Urdu, it should be offered as an optional subject, it said.