Rich traditions of Telugu language, literature well-known: President Droupadi Murmu
Murmu referred to the famous words of Sri Krishnadevaraya "Desa bhashalandu Telugu Lessa" which means among the nation's languages, Telugu is the best
VIJAYAWADA: President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday said that the rich traditions of Telugu language and literature are well-known to people across the country. She referred to the enriched traditions of the Telugu language during her speech at the civic reception organized by the Andhra Pradesh government in Vijaywada.
The President, who began her speech with a few Telugu words, greeting the people and thanking them for the civic reception, referred to the famous words of Sri Krishnadevaraya "Desa bhashalandu Telugu Lessa" which means among the nation's languages, Telugu is the best.
She said that a sense of reciprocity towards all Indian languages lies in this expression. She pointed out that centuries ago 'Kavitrayam' or the trinity of poets -- Nannayya, Tikkanna and Erranna -- highlighted the great potential of Indian languages.
The President added that the New Education Policy of 2020 also reflects the spirit of re-establishing the importance of Indian languages. On her first visit to Andhra Pradesh after assuming the highest office, Murmu was felicitated by Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy and Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra.
The President said she considered it her good fortune to visit the holy land of Lord Balaji. "Tomorrow, I will pray tomorrow for the well-being and prosperity of all people of the country," Murmu added, who will be praying at the Tirumala temple on Monday.
She noted that the land of Andhra Pradesh has been blessed by rivers like Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Vamsadhara and Nagavali. These rivers have also given vitality to rich traditions of Andhra Pradesh. The President said that Andhra Pradesh is one of the exemplary states in terms of sensitivity towards women. She recalled poetess Molla who composed a wonderful epic 'Molla-Ramayana'. She remembered Durgabai Deshmukh, who made many efforts for the progress of women and their participation in the freedom struggle. She also recalled Sarojini Naidu, daughter-in-law of Andhra Pradesh. She added that Sarojini Naidu has played a leading role in Mahatma Gandhi's 'Salt Satyagraha' and she was the first woman Governor of any state in independent India.
She wished that with support of the talented and dedicated people of Andhra Pradesh, the development of the state would continue. She expressed confidence that the people of Andhra Pradesh would continue to make an extraordinary contribution to India's development.
Earlier, both the Governor and the Chief Minister, in their speeches, hailed the achievements of Murmu, who is the first tribal woman to become the President. Jagan Mohan Reddy said people of the country were proud of what Murmu had achieved. He recalled that she overcame all odds to reach the highest office of the President. The Chief Minister called her a role model for all women of the country. IANS