yes indeed, i agree with Enkatesulu's statement. We as Telugus must save guard our mothertougue and to preserve the heritage of our own language. This is our right as Telugus and no one shall take it away from us. 'Protect and give shelter to our mothertongue'. That is our 'MOTO'.
July 11, 2011 4:25 PM
well said, but any suggestion as to address which enable Us see a Telugu channel over Astro
July 11, 2011 9:08 PM
P Ravi said...
When one has a monopoly over a product such as Astro, then one starts behaving like a bully. Which is what Astro is at present in Malaysia. Albert Einstein once famously said "If one attempts the same thing or same procedure repeatedly and expects a different result each time-that is akin to madness!". To expect Astro to be sympathetic to the Telugu community and hence introduce a Telugu channel/ more programming amongst their channels is simply not going to occur. We have to understand this reality.Forget Astro.Look towards alternate methods to safeguard/ promote our culture. An attempt towards studying the feasibility of a 24 hour Telugu FM channel should be explored. Using the Internet, establish first a Database amongst the Telugu community. Start regular communication first on our core issues. Elicit views and opinions from across the Telugu diaspora in Malaysia as how best we can achieve our objectives.Impress upon them the true meaning of being a Telugu and the value of our heritage and culture.
My personal opinion is that we should concentrate on long-term objectives. And this should be providing proper quality education from school upwards.Reward excellence at each level. Establish scholarships for deserving students and send them abroad for higher studies and ensure they return to Malaysia to enrichen the community as well as the nation. Teach and promote enterprise/ being innovative from the school level. The size of a community does not really matter. It is what clout and influence they have amongst society that truly matters. Look at the Jewish community in the US. Look at the Parsi(Tata's), Marwari(Birla's)or the Sikh community in India. They are bold, enterprising and think out of the box.Even though their population amongst Indians is small, their contribution towards their own community in India and elsewhere is massive. If we concentrate upon education and the avenues that are opened up consequently-we will be a successful & a productive community in Malaysia. Issues like Telugu TV channels etc will then simply follow.
July 25, 2011 8:21 PM
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