Adilabad: Collector D Divya launched two Facebook pages created by All India Radio’s Adilabad station for compiling idioms in Telugu and Gondi languages here on Tuesday evening, as part of the public broadcaster’s 32nd anniversary.
Accompanied by Superintendent of Police Vishnu S Warrier, Divya felicitated retired Telugu lecturer Madadi Narayana Reddy from Karimnagar for authoring two books on the folklore of Adilabad district. She was all praise for the station for airing programmes that reflect the authentic local culture and tradition of Telangana.
Warrier said the broadcaster was playing a vital role in protecting the slang of indigenous language Gondi and the Telangana dialect. He also said it brought to light the folk songs and mythologies of tribal communities.
Earlier, folk songs rendered by folk artistes enthralled audiences. Reddy penned the two books when he was a lecturer at Adilabad Degree College for boys from 1969 to 1980. The books — Adilabad Jilla Janapada Geyalu and Adilabad Jilla Janapada Geya Sravanti — were released by the dignitaries at the event. CDs of the folk songs were also launched.
Director of the station Rajeshwar, programme head S Sumanaspathi Reddy, programme executive Rameshwar Kendre, senior announcer Durwa Bhumanna and literary personalities were present.