Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that gurus have always been respected and revered in Indian society.
Stressing the importance of the fundamental role that teachers play in shaping the lives of children and young people, Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that Indian culture always respects and reverence gurus. The vice president presented an award established in memory of his teacher, Poluri Hanumajjanakirama Sarma, to Kovela Suprasannacharya here for his contributions in the field of poetry and literature, according to an official statement.
Naidu praised the winner for introducing a new trend in literary criticism in Telugu and for incorporating the views of Indian thinkers, who have fought against discrimination in certain sections of society. Naidu said everyone should always remember and remain grateful to their teachers and gurus for their guidance and mentoring in shaping their careers.
The award, instituted on the personal initiative of the Vice-President by the Telangana Saraswatha Parishath, aims to recognize contributions to the Telugu language.
Hailing the parish for its efforts in the preservation and propagation of the Telugu language, Naidu reiterated that the language of instruction should be the mother tongue until primary or secondary school. Likewise, the local language should be widely used in the administration and the judiciary.
The Vice President has also published two books titled “Amritotsava Bharathi” and “Sri Devulapalli Ramanujarao”.