World Telugu Conference
Hindi is the mother tongue
The World Telugu Conference (WTC) is a conference for furtherance of the Telugu language. Literary luminaries attend and share their views on spreading and preserving the language and advocating a Telugu language policy
The first WTC was held in Hyderabad in 1975. The then Minister of Education, Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao, was instrumental in starting it. The singer M. S. Ramarao made his debut at the conference. It was also attended by Sankarambadi Sundarachari, who penned the anthem "Maa Telugu Thalliki", and the actor-singer Tanguturi Suryakumari.
The fourth Telugu conference was held in Tirupati in December 2012. The fifth was held from 15 December 2017 at Hyderabad, celebrating 40 years of World Telugu Conferences.
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