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Govt to shift Center for Classical Telugu to Andhra Pradesh or Telangana

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

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The union government has decided to shift the Center of Excellence for Studies in Classical Telugu, located in the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru, Karnataka, to one of the Telugu-speaking states of India. The decision came after the same was suggested by Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu.

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) would soon communicate its decision to both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Based on the proposals from the two states regarding land and temporary accommodation, a final decision will be taken by the MHRD.
The CIIL is involved in activities such as digitisation, research and publishing of classical Telugu literature, said director, DG Rao to the vice president during the latter’s recent visit to the institute.
The institute also coordinates with individuals, institutions in the states or union territories in India and abroad, and offers linkages to studies in other classical languages of the world. It also encourages research and documentation in India and abroad, makes documentaries on scholars of eminence who are well versed in classical texts and explores linkages of classical language with classical music and dance forms. It also translates classical texts into other Indian languages, English and selected European languages.


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