Important Events of April-16

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Important Events of April-16

Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu Birth Day

Birth:

  • Veeresalingam Born on 16 April 1848 in Andhra Pradesh.

Honours:

  • The greatest social reformist was the first novel by Telangu.
  • He was started the first widow marriage of India in 1887.
  • The novel “Rajasekara Sarathra” written by him was the first novel in Telugu.
  • Caste organizations and child marriages opposed the practice of marrying young women in the old age.
  • The lower caste worked for the progress of the people and for the female education.
  • Realizing the importance of female education, she started a school for women in 1874.
  • In 1876 he started a Telugu magazine called Vivekavardhini.

Drama:

  • Samathkara Rathnavali – Telugu version of Shakespeare play “Comedies of Errors”.
  • Kalidas Santhanam (in Telugu).
  • Rathnavali – Samskrutha Rupakunanavam.
  • Dakshina Kokrajaham.

Death:

  • Virasalingam died in May 1919 in the age of 71.

World Voice Day

  • World Voice Day is observed on April 16 every year.
  • This was first launched in 1999 by the Brazilian Ear Nose Throat and Voice Association in order to prove a great significance in the daily lives of all people.

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