He addressed a meeting organised by the city-based Aaswadana Sahiti Samiti to felicitate scholar Betavolu Ramabrahmam with ‘Dantu Bhaskara Rao Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for Telugu Poetry.’
‘Adhyapakullo Amrutha Moorthulu,’ a book in Telugu penned by the late Pochiraju Seshagiri Rao was released on the occasion. ‘Guru Puja was performed by deputy tehasildar K. Gowri Naidu and a workshop on ‘Telugu Teaching’ was organised on the sidelines of the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Buddha Prasad said that he would consider the late Raghupathi Venkataratnam Naidu as the best teacher. Retired professor in Telugu from the Central University V. Ananda Murthy spoke about the book ‘Adhyapakullo Amrutha Moorthulu.’ He recalled that the late Seshagiri Rao was the disciple of the late Veturi Prabhakara Sastry. “Besides writing a detailed article about my father the late Prabhakara Sastry, the late Seshagiri Rao also penned detailed articles on the life and persona of seven other eminent personalities,” Mr. Ananda Murthy said. The book was dedicated to the late Gadi Benna Swamy, noted academician of yesteryears.
Mr. Ramabrahmam said that he was very happy to receive the prestigious award that was installed in memory of Dantu Bhaskara Rao. “Like his father Bhaskara Rao, Dantu Surya Rao too is evincing interest in art, culture and literature. He is also contributing his mite for the uplift of Andhra Sahitya Parishad, one of the prestigious organisations in South India,” he said.
Collector Neetu Prasad, MP Tota Narasimham, MLA V. Venkateswara Rao and other officials were present.