Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — SiliconAndhra ManaBadi, world's largest non-profit initiative to teach Telugu the 2nd most spoken ancient Indian language, accomplished a huge milestone. After 3 years of continued efforts and several meetings with Telugu linguists and Telugu language professors in U.S institutions,and multiple revisions of the books to comply with California state standards and guidelines, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 SiliconAndhra ManaBadi ‘s Telugu language curriculum was approved by Fremont Unified School District, Board of Education as a world language to be offered as ‘for credit’ course in FUSD high schools. Students in grades 9 – 12 attending any of the Fremont Unified School district’s high schools will now be able to enroll in a Telugu class offered by SiliconAndhra ManaBadi and earn high school credits. Efforts are underway to have this facility available in other major school districts across USA.
SiliconAndhra ManaBadi is the only Telugu language school in the world to have received this recognition. SiliconAndhra ManaBadi thanks Fremont Unified School District staff and Board of Education for giving the opportunity to serve and to provide a framework to heritage and non-heritage families' to learn Telugu. Sridevi Ganti, Santhi Kuchibhotla, Venu Oruganti, Bhaskar Rayavaram and Venkat Konda led this initiative of getting the recognition. This is a dream come true for 100s of volunteers across the world and a strong team of leaders like Deenababu Kondubhatla, Sriram Kotni, Danji Thotapally, Sarath Veta, Sneha Vedula, Kalyani Siddhartha, Vasantha Mangalampalli, Rama Kakulavarapu, Anil Annam, Sudhakar Kuchibhotla, Nag Yenagandla and Phanimadhav Kasturi, who worked tirelessly on this mission.
SiliconAndhra ManaBadi Dean Raju Chamarthi said "This recognition is only the beginning as several other school districts across USA are going to recognize ManaBadi curriculum in the near future".
SiliconAndhra Founder Chairman, Anand Kuchibhotla said, "This is a historic moment for the Telugu language in general and for the Telugu people living in USA in particular. In the 75 years of Telugu immigrant’s history, achieving this distinction by SiliconAndhra ManaBadi feels simply great".
SiliconAndhra ManaBadi is the world’s largest non-profit Telugu Language school with more than 4000 students. For the past 7 years ManaBadi Telugu classes are taught all across U.S in 40 states and in 15 countries outside of U.S. See more at: http://www.siliconandhra.org/manabadi