"The CM has instructed all the educational institutions in the Telangana state, both private and public, to teach Telugu as a compulsory subject from 1st to 12th standard," a release from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's office said.
What does the release speak?
According to the release, The Chief Minister has clearly mentioned that only those educational institutions that teach Telugu as a compulsory subject will be given recognition and permissions to function. For the students who want to choose Urdu, it should be offered as an optional subject.
The state government has also decided that all the all the public and private establishments and institutions in Telangana should display their organization's names in Telugu on their signboards.
The Chief Minister of Telangana has asked the Sahitya Academy to prepare a syllabus for the Telugu subject to be taught to students of primary, secondary and higher and intermediate classes. The syllabus fixed by the Sahitya Academy will be taught in all the educational institutions, the release said.
"The syllabus should be framed and textbooks should be printed at the earliest. The syllabus fixed by the Sahitya Academy will be taught in all the educational institutions and they are not expected to print textbooks and teach syllabus according to their whims and fancies," it said.
The government will be strict in implementing the policy that Telugu is taught as the compulsory subject and only the syllabus framed by the Sahitya Academy is taught, the chief minister said.
The CM has decided to pass resolutions on these two issues at the state cabinet meeting," the release said. It was also decided to organize World Telugu Conference here for five days from Dec 15 to 19, 2017.
The chief minister has instructed that the preparatory programs should start forthwith. The CM has announced the sanction of Rs. 50 Crore for organizing the World Telugu Conference. Rs. 5 Crore is given to Telangana Sahitya Academy and Rs. 2 Crore to the Official Language Commission organizing expenses.