KCR Elated Over Response To WTC, To Announce Sops Tomorrow
At a speech at the Telangana Saraswatha Parishat, the CM waxed eloquent on his dalliances with the literary world, and promised sops for poets and writers.
Hyderabad | 17th December 2017
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today expressed his happiness at the huge response to the World Telugu Conference being conducted in six auditoria in the city.
Felicitating Satavadhani Rama Sharma at the Telangana Saraswatha Parishat, the Chief Minister said that delegates came from 47 countries, 17 states and one union territory, which showed the interest that the world literary program had generated.
The occasion also saw the CM getting nostalgic and speak of how his teachers had introduced him to the world of literature. "Though my father wanted me to become an engineer or a doctor, my teachers opened the doors of the literary world for me and blessed me with scholarly knowledge," he said. "That encouragement made me learn and recite over 3,000 poems," KCR said much to the delight of the audience. An anecdote he narrated about the police stopping his lecturer and him on their way to a literary program, had the audience applauding animatedly.
The government would encourage poets, scholars and writers in a big way, the CM stated, and added that he would announce some sops for the poets and writers on the final day of the conclave on December 19.
"There was no dearth of poets, writers and scholars in Telangana, and it is our duty to bring them all to light to protect and promote the language," he said.
The Chief Minister also appreciated Rama Sharma for his poetic speech on the government's schemes.
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