The conference will include the participation of Telugu speaking people from different parts of the world, especially from Andhra Pradesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. The aim is to promote and protect the language worldwide.
In an interview with The Independent Daily, Adinarain Hutchamah, Mauritius Telugu Cultural Centre Trust chairperson stated that the first Telugu conference was held in Hyderabad in 1975 and took place in Mauritius in 1990.
“We are organising this event because these days we are less exposed to the Telugu language and culture. Therefore, there is a need to devis means, along with other Telugu people in the world, to preserve this language,” he said.
The chairperson also pointed out that his association is working in collaboration with Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, International Telugu Institute, Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Ministry of Arts and Culture in Mauritius. He added that the Andhra Pradesh chief minister was very pleased to know about the initiative that Mauritius has taken to promote Telugu culture.
Approximately 500 delegates, including 200 Mauritians are expected to attend the conference.