AKSHARA JYOTHI

The main focus of Akshara Jyothi is to teach Telugu language and use that skill to communicate with family and friends in Telugu and understand our Telugu culture. Akshara Jyothi is currently running in Hoppers Crossing of Melbourne city.

Objectives

  • Prepare our children to speak in conversational Telugu

  • Improve their Telugu vocabulary

  • Develop sufficient working knowledge in Telugu

Through Akshara Jyothi we teach children to speak, read and write Telugu language.

Background

Telugu a Dravidian language spoken by about 85 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, as well as in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh. Telugu is the third-most-spoken language in the Indian subcontinent after Hindi and Bengali, 15th most-spoken language in the world.

The earliest epigraphic record of the Telugu language dates to the late 6th century CE. Telugu developed as a poetical and literary language during the 11th century. In 2008 Telugu was designated as a classical language by the Indian government.

As per UNESCO study, several Indian languages are facing the threat, Unfortunately Telugu is one of them. Many people are feeling that speaking Telugu is a sign of illiteracy, learning and speaking Telugu is deemed as an insult or beneath one's dignity.

This is the sad state of the Telugu language, once known as the "Italian of the East" and lauded by the Vizianagar emperor "Sri Krishnadevaraya" who said Desabhashalandu Telugu Lessa" (Telugu is the best of Indian languages).

It proudly celebrated  its first birthday since the relaunch of Telugu school. TAAI invited all the parents to celebrate this great occasion along with children and Akshara Jyothi staff who worked and continuing to work very hard to make this great voluntary objective possible keeping the best interests of our kids in view by teaching the language and possibly working towards making it a VCE subject. During this session TAAI Akshara Jyothi team outlined the objectives of Telugu school, curriculum, achievements and progress of Telugu school so far. Enrolments are open for midterm intake at the venue. Along with teachers and parents the invitation is open to all interested families who wish to know more about Akshara Jyothi or enrol their children for next semester. TAAI encourages all parents to inform as many Telugu families as possible to benefit every child to speak this great language of ours.

Location

Pointcook Community centre

1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

Classes will be Conducted Every alternate Saturday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Fore more details please contact Shiva Prasad Pasumarthi 0433 855 341 or Vidyamohan Bommena 0401 959 174