Ghazals in Telugu? Well, this organization doesn't believe in blocks for writers
in expression. If you can't think of ghazals in anything other than Urdu, then
that's why Rambabu is winning a prize - he can.
Potukuchi Sambasiva Rao founded the Viswasahiti organization around 40 years back, to felicitate and honor accomplished and budding writers, novelists, poets and other people related to the literary arts. Ever since its inception, Viswasahiti has also been arranging programs for and introducing amateur writers to the literary world, and has also arranged for the publishing of their articles.
Viswasahiti has also conducted several meetings - like the A P Young Writers' & Artists' Conference and the A P Young Women Writers' Conference - workshops on literary subjects and poetry conferences to encourage young writers.
Some major works like translating Telugu literature written by some prominent personalities into English and arranging for their sale abroad to interested enthusiasts and research students have also been undertaken by the Viswasahiti since long. Some of the popular translations Viswasahiti undertook in the past were the works of Gurajada Appa Rao and Panuganti Narasimhachary.
For the last 40 years, Viswasahiti has been running the Vishwasahiti Telugu daily, a Telugu fortnightly and the Unilet English monthly for the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Today, Viswasahiti, as a part of its introduction of new writers to the public, is felicitating Challa Rambabu with a cash award of Rs. 5,000. Rambabu is famous for writing ghazals in Telugu, which are famously known as 'Challa Ghazals'.
To entertain the audience, Vishwasahiti has organized a cultural program where the Satyavada Sisters (both blind) will present a musical concert that will be followed by a ghazal program by Dr Raja Lalith.
Please contact Dr Potukuchi Sambasiva Rao at 753-3177 for further details.