Amaravati: Taking serious exception to the State Government’s decision of doing away with Telugu medium of instruction in government schools, Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan, has urged Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his Cabinet colleagues to take cue and emulate the Telangana State example on how to safeguard language and its cultural heritage.

Lashing out at the YSR government for banning Telugu medium in government schools, the actor-politician took to Twitter to vent his ire.

He demanded the Adhikara Bhasha Sangham (Official Language Commission) of Andhra Pradesh to explain its silence when the YSRCP leadership was not capitalizing on the wealth and richness of Telugu language.

“If the YCP leadership would have understood the true wealth of Telugu language, they would not have come up with the preposterous policy of banning Telugu medium in government schools,’ Pawan wrote on his Twitter handle.

To add verve to his argument, he posted the cover page of a book published by Telangana government to commemorate the 2017 ‘Telugu Mahasabhalu’ and exhorted Jagan government to take inspiration on how to protect the wonderful language.

In another post, Pawan blamed the people for their silence over the government’s faux pas, which was an insult to every Telugu person.

Taking an excerpt from G.K. Chesterton’s classic ‘The Mad official’, Pawan posted a quote that symbolically questions the stupidity of not revolting against wild actions of the rulers.

Of course, Pawan did not mention any government directly.

Thousands of aggrieved construction labourers are bearing the brunt of the sand policy in Andhra Pradesh. Crusading for their rights, Pawan had undertaken a long march in Visakhapatnam on November 3. But there has been no response from the YSR government, which is obsessed
with the introduction of English medium in state-owned schools. Even though Telugu language-lovers cry foul over the issue, the murmurs are falling on deaf ears as the government seems to be least bothered.

The Telangana government is also fighting its own battle with thousands of RTC employees for over a month now. The Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is getting impatient but doing precious little to listen to the striking employees and redress their
grievances.

Netizens are of the firm view that the steadfastness of the two Chief Ministers on various issues and the people
turning a Nelson’s Eye is compelling Pawan to awaken them from their slumber.

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