Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that learning Telugu language was much easier than learning Urdu.
Speaking during the Kavi Sammelan on the second day of World Telugu Conference at Indira Priyadarshni Auditorium on Saturday, the Deputy CM said he learned Telugu only after joining the TRS party. He said people may find a bit difficult to learn Urdu, comparatively, Telugu is an easy-to-learn language.
Describing Telugu as a sweet language, he advised Urdu speaking people to put in some efforts to learn the language.
The Deputy CM said that the Telangana Government has made Telugu as a compulsory subject from 1st to 12th class. He hoped that that this move would help in promotion of Telugu.
He also expressed confidence that the ongoing World Telugu Conference would help in giving recognition to rural writers and poets.
Finance Minister Etala Rajender recalled the role of Telugu language in Telangana statehood movement. He advised Telugu poets to focus on social issues so as to motivate people to bring necessary reforms in the society. (INN)