Senior hero Nandamuri Balakrishna, who time and again talks about the importance of respecting our traditions, culture and language, has given an extraordinary speech while addressing the gathering at Telugu Mahasabhalu.
Balayya said that Telugu people should be proud of having 2nd most spoken language in India as their mother tongue. He called for people to respect our language and save it from extinction, like neighboring state people do. He talked about the affection he has for Telugu language.
‘Whenever I hear that three letter word (Telugu), it gives me an inexplicable high. Telugu people know how to love unconditionally as well as how to fight for our identity. We have shown the country our power during several movements.
Our language has been there even before we were born, since some 5000 years. However, younger generation doesn’t have any respect for our language. They use ‘Mummy’ and ‘Daddy’ instead of ‘Amma’ and ‘Nanna’, and shockingly, parents encourage their children to call them so. They think it is modern culture. If this continues, after 25 years, new generation may assume mummy and daddy as Telugu real words.
Telugu is the language we all learnt right from in our mother’s lap. We should be proud of Telugu, and must respect it,’ Balayya said.