Telugu Language Day is celebrated on August 29 every year in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The day promotes the use of the Telugu language and publicizes its history and traditions. August 29 was chosen as Telugu Language Day to coincide with the birthday of Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy. Observing the day, the government of Andhra Pradesh presents awards and donates funds for the improvement of the Telugu language. The Ministry of Culture is organizing various events on behalf of the government of Andhra Pradesh to promote the day and its significance. As we observe Telugu Language Day 2020, we bring you some interesting facts about the Telougou language. Importance and history of the day which highlights the importance of the Telugu language.
The day is celebrated on the birthday of Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy, born August 29, 1863, who was one of the popular linguists during British rule. He advocated the use of the tongue and was against the use of the learned tongue. As spoken Telugu is different from written Telugu, learning written Telugu was difficult to understand and communicate. However, with the help of Ramamoorthy, spoken Telugu was standardized and accepted by scholars. For example, Telugu has been used in schools and educational establishments as a medium of instruction, examination and writing. Here are some highlights about adherence.
Telougou is the fourth most spoken language in India and the 15th most spoken language in the world.
According to the 2011 census, there are approximately 8.11 crore of native Telugu speakers.
In 2012, the language’s writing was voted second best writing in the world by the International Alphabet Association.
Telugu is the only language in the Eastern world in which every word ends with a vowel. For this reason, the language is hailed as “Eastern Italian”.
One of the greatest Indian poets, Rabindranath Tagore hailed Telugu as the sweetest Indian language.
There are many Telugu communities in Myanmar. Telougou is believed to be derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, “the land of the three lingas”. According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended in linga form on three mountains: Kaleswaram in Naizam, Srisailam in Rayalaseema and Bhimeswaram in Kostha.
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