A hero working to enliven a language, Telugu

Sa Vem Ramesh …. thats how this man writes his name in Telugu. I was shocked amused and delighted to meet this one person who has given his life for the cause of reviving Telugu language among the 170 million Telugu speaking people, ofcourse hardly 50 million can read and write the language. Even now while I write this Its amazing to think that there are people like Mr Ramesh who stand upto issues n causes working deep in the interiors with no liking n interest for publicity or acknowledgement of his work.

He says”Telugu is numerically the biggest linguistic unit in India. Telugu is found to be recorded in the 7th Century AD. However, it is only in the 11th Century that it broke out into a literary language, but historical n archeological findings show a different truth. the origin of which is traced back to literally 1500-1000 BC. The language that has spread the fragnance of culture.

Mr Ramesh further ponders” If ever a language or dialect disappears or lets call it dead it means he treasure of knowledge and wisdom that has been carried through that language has also been dead forever”.

Mr Ramesh says Telugu is dying.

The first phase of his work is rolling in Tamil nadu, where most of them can speak but cant read and write the language. To propagate and bring the language in to practice among those that at least have an interest in the language Mr Ramesh started an organisation Telugu Talli. The organization has designed a 2 month course curriculum. Mr Ramesh selected committed volunteers like him for the task. The trained volunteers in each village or locality would teach the language 2 hours a day for 2 months and at the end of the course would be a test and certificate issued.
A contingent of 40 trained volunteers dedicated and commited to the cause of Telugu language are carrying the noble cause forward. In just the Veloor district more than 3,000 people have learnt the language. Soon the next batch of classes in other areas would be conducted for spreading the language movement.

To spearhead the language and better inform people of the importance, origin, culture and literature treasure of the language we have been running a Bilingual bimonthly magazine in Telugu and Tamil. The Publication Talli Bhasha also teaches the basics of learning alphabets and gives the fragnance and joy of reading and writing Telugu.

Mr Ramesh says he and his group of friends are working for…….

Ø Reach the various parts of the country where Telugu speaking people are struggling to keep the language and culture alive.

Mr Ramesh is a prolific writer with a natural style ….

His views in the website Telugupeople.com

Pralayakaveri KathaluPralayakaveri Kathalu

Author:Sa. Vem. Ramesh
Publisher:Navodaya Book House

Here is a review on the Book

Here is another of his books సజీవ సంప్రదాయంగా వేమన – రచయిత – స.వెం.రమేష్ ) (Sajeeva Sampradayamgaa vemana – Sa.vem.ramesh) Click here for a telugu review

9 thoughts on “A hero working to enliven a language, Telugu

  1. Anonymous

    how ironic, I have witnessed this in many different cultures. In deutschland, the younger generation actually wanted to revamp Deutsch and basically do away with the “old school” language, it didn’t go over very well, the Germans chose to keep their roots and I find that this is exactly what Mr. Ramesh is doing as well, good luck to him and all who support his cause.

  2. chris v

    I agree with Nona, we are seeing similar patterns everywhere, it seems like we all will end up with one language. In a way it is good all can work together, but the languages also have some special stuff which should be saved or recorded so they thrive for a long time.

  3. Munna Bhai

    If ever a language or dialect disappears or lets call it dead it means he treasure of knowledge and wisdom that has been carried through that language has also been dead forever”.
    VERY TRUE.

  4. Ginglee's World....

    Not only telugu dying……All Indian languages are in same situation due to english language……AZAD

  5. ॐ nina infinite ॐ

    If we do not know where we have been, how can we know where we are going? I am delighted to hear of this man’s mission. Indigenous languages on all continents are in peril, and while there are benefits to common language, diversity lends itself to something important than the bridge, but the common effort of building the bridge. smiles , nina

  6. ॐ nina infinite ॐ

    If we do not know where we have been, how can we know where we are going? I am delighted to hear of this man’s mission. Indigenous languages on all continents are in peril, and while there are benefits to common language, diversity lends itself to something important than the bridge, but the common effort of building the bridge. smiles , nina

  7. Veeru వీరు

    NONA
    It is so and Globalisation and Market driven Economy have victimised and evaporated many a things. Atleast somebody is working for them….

    Chris
    Yeah thats a similar pattern, as long as we have GDPs something shud be done to shift gears to Gross domestic happiness Like the Bhutanese. Yeas thast the need of the hour work hand in hand together.

    Munna Bhai
    Bole To Theeq Hai. 🙂
    Thats right.

    Ginglee / AZAD
    Yup n we shud be trying to do something to that end as Chris said.

    NINA Infinite
    Indigenous languages yup n truly where are the bridges here here they are in 360 around the 360 degree angle everywhere.

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