Telugu Cultural Center and Library in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, Aug 16 : As part of promoting Telugu language and culture, Hyderabad-based C P Brown Academy has opened a cultural centre and library in the city.
The main objective of the Centre was to help create a learning infrastructure for the benefit of Telugu children and help them understand, appreciate and stay connected with their rich, linguistic literary and cultural heritage, Dinakar Rao, Director, Alpha Foundation, which runs the academy, told reporters here today.
The academy is collecting and consolidating data bank for Telugu literature already available and taking steps for digitizing fresh literary works for establishing a comprehensive resource centre and physical library, which Rao said would become operational in five months.
Stating that the Academy has instituted an award తెలుగు భారతి (Telugu Bharathi) on the lines of Jnanpeeth, he said that it proposed to open centres in various parts of the country, where Telugu diaspora was living in sizeable numbers.
The Academy has also plans to start centres and libraries to promote Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi, Rao said, adding libraries would be set up in Rajapalayam and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu shortly. -Agencies