Baltimore, February 23:Â Prasad Thotakura, Telugu Association of North America President and Murali Vennam, 19th TANA Convention Coordinator announced about a Short Film Contest on International Mother Language Day, to promote and perpetuate Telugu.
“It is very important for all of us to remind ourselves how to save our great language from the current waning stage. International Mother Language Day is annually celebrated on February 21 around the world. The main objective of this observance is to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism”, said Prasad.
“Telugu people across the globe can participate in this competition. We solicit films made up to a maximum of five minutes focusing on the current status of usage of Telugu Language and its future. The content of the film should be message /solution oriented. The concept is Mana Telugu Bhasha nu brathikinchu kundam“, he added.
Participants can contest by emailing their videos as YouTube film links. There is no entry-fee. A panel of judges chaired by renowned movie director Sekhar Kammula will judge the best entrees. Best selected films will be shown at the upcoming 19th TANA Convention to be held at Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from July 4th â€“ 6th, 2013 and also winners will be awarded on the main stage.
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International Mother Language Day is annually held on February 21st to celebrate languages spoken worldwide. It also observes the human right to use these languages. International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 and it was first observed on February 21, 2000.
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