World Telugu Conference

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The World Telugu Conference (WTC)[1] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

The second WTC was in April 1981 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[citation needed] and the third in December 1990 in Mauritius.[citation needed]

The fourth Telugu conference was held in Tirupati in December 2012.[3][4][5][6] The fifth was held from 15 December 2017 at Hyderabad, celebrating 40 years of World Telugu Conferences.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Telugu conferences history". Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ TNN (2012-12-07). "World Telugu Conference venue to be shifted". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ B. Prabhakara Sarma (2012-12-06). "Cities / Hyderabad : World Telugu Conference: Then and now". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Campaign for world Telugu meet launched". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Cities / Vijayawada : 'Give wide publicity to World Telugu Conference'". The Hindu. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  6. ^ V. Rishi Kumar. "Business Line : News / States : Tirupathi to host World Telugu Conference". Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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