Kadiyam Srihari Suffers Mild Sun Stroke

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyali Srihari has become unconscious in the middle of Telangana State formation day celebrations and had to be given first aid. He recovered and stayed back till the function was over.

Hyderabad:  As the whole State was celebrating the Telangana Formation Day, a small incident created panic at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad. It is here that the official celebrations were going on and everyone was busy with the events and arrangements.

The Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who was addressing the meeting, suddenly suffered a mild sunstroke. He became unconscious. Before panic struck, the security  personnel quickly shifted him to his vehicle.

After giving first aid and needed medical treatment, the Deputy CM has recovered. Instead of staying in his vehicle after recovery, Srihari went back to the dais and concluded his speech. He chose to wait until the celebrations were completed instead of getting admitted to the hospital.

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TS Govt Opens 529 Gurukuls In Last Two Years

Hyderabad: Reiterating that the TRS government was committed to provide quality and affordable education to all sections over 529 residential institutions were opened during the last two years as part of the KG-to-PG education policy, Deputy Chief Minister Education Kadiam Srihari said here on Tuesday.

Replying to a question by TD MLA R. Krishnaiah in the Assembly on Tuesday, the minister made it clear that the State government was taking all possible measures for ensuing quality education in the State and a BC residential school each will be opened in every Assembly constituency during the 2017-18 academic year. To strengthen the education system, the government will be introducing playschools, nursery and Kindergarten classes in Anganwadi centres and they will be synchronised with primary schools, wherever space was not a constraint, he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said a special meeting would be convened with roads & buildings, women & child welfare departments to discuss the modalities for improving the standard of education.

Besides, efforts were being made to set up one PG centre in every constituency headquarters. He said six government junior colleges and nine government degree colleges commenced operations in the State since 2014.

Availability of funds was never a factor and not a single government junior college or degree colleges was closed for lack of funds, he asserted. Clarifying further, the minister said no private vocational junior college management approached the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education for closure since 2014-15, pointed out.

On the measures taken to improve the results of State in NEET, Srihari said meritorious students studying in government and residential junior colleges were identified. Subject-wise special coaching classes were conducted to improve their results in NEET and other competitive examinations, he added. (NSS)

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Golden jubilee of Roda Mistry College of Social Work Celebrations on November 18, 19

Hyderabad: The two-day golden jubilee celebrations of Roda  Mistry College of Social Work and Research Centre (ICSW-TS) will be held on November 18 and 19th  at Jeevan Jyothi Retreat House, Chikoti Garden, Begumpet here.

While Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari will inaugurate the celebrations and award gold medals to students on November 18 at 10 am,  Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary will be the chief guest at the Valedictory Function the next day.

Established in 1966 by the Indian Council of Social Welfare, the college founded by the late Roda Mistry, who served as a parliamentarian and a minister in the erstwhile united AP, it first offered a two-year Diploma in Social Work. It got recognition by the state government and started a three-year bachelor’s degree in 1972. Later the college was upgraded to post graduate centre and subsequently given permission to offer Ph.D.

Addressing a press conference, Dr Vanila Bhaskaran, Director of the college, said the institution takes pride in being one of its kind in offering social work courses since inception. During its five decades of existence, the college has contributed to the manpower needs of professional social workers and counselors in areas of welfare, development, services, industry, academics and consultancy in various capacities. The college has been preparing students with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning and leadership skills, enabling them to be useful members of a global society, she explained.

She further stated that the college is preferred by students from other countries like Nigeria, Uganda, Lesotho, Somalia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Dubai.

Dr Vanila Bhaskaran said the students coming out of the college are in demand as social workers and counselors in counseling centers, human research development and human resource management fields, banking and financial institutions and several central and state government projects.

The alumni meet will be held at the college premises at Gachibowli on November 20.

-NSS

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Kadiyam Srihari fumes at Mothkupally

  • Warns of legal action for caste jibe
  • Says he would drag Naidu also to court

Hyderabad, January 29: Newly appointed Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari here on Thursday launched a scathing attack against Telangana TDP leader Mothkupalli Narsimhulu for making derogatory remarks about his caste.

Speaking to mediapersons at the Secretariat, Kadiyam Srihari said, “I belong to Baindla community which is one of the 56 sub-castes in the SC list. I don’t belong to BC community as alleged by the Telugu Desam leader”. Srihari also warned that he would drag Narsimulu and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to the Court. “I belong to “Baindla” sub-caste in SC communities notified by President of India. I will pull both of them to the court if Chandrababu Naidu failed to respond on Narsimulu’s insulting remarks”, he said.

He also sought to know whether the comments were personal or made on behalf of the TDP. “I was born in a Baindla family and using the same caste certificate during my education from primary level to university and in politics so far”, he said. Kadiam challenged the TDP leader to complain against his caste with Warangal Collector, Court and Election Commission. “Chandrababu should set right his party first as his leaders were switching over to other parties”, he said and suggested that political leaders shun political enmity and meaningless criticism.

When asked, Kadiyam Srihari said he will take charge on Friday and will address the media on Monday or Tuesday after a thorough review of Education department. To another query, Srihari said the CBSE has recognized Telangana Intermediate Board. Srihari said students need not worry as the Telangana Intermediate Board has got recognition. (NSS)

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KCR’s shock treatment to Health Minister

  • Drops from the Cabinet, inducts Srihari in a jiffy
  • Kadiam is deputy CM with education portfolio
  • jagadeeshwar Reddy was shifted to power
  • Medical & Health was given to Laxma Reddy

Hyderabad, January 25: While Delhi kept all the national and regional TV news channels busy with the visit of US President Barak Obama. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) kept Telugu language news channels on tenterhooks with his electrifying move to sack his deputy Dr Rajaiah who holds health portfolio. The announcement of his removal was quickly followed by Governor ESL Narasimhan administering oath to Warangal MP and former minister Kadiam Srihari as minister in place of the sacked leader. KCR and some other ministers were present at Rajbhavan on Sunday afternoon witnessing the simple function. Since both are Dalit leaders from the same district, Warangal, and the same constituency, Station Ghanpur, the equations in the party and the ministry would stay intact. Dr Rajaiah and Srihari defeated each other in earlier elections. While Rajaiah is a Madiga, Srihari belong to Bindla subcaste in Madiga. Dr Rajaiah did his medicine and Srihari is a veterinary graduate.

KCR’s hand was forced by the events that unfolded during the last week. The Swine Flu that has been rampant was not taken seriously by the Medical and Health department. The chief minister had plunged into activity, called the prime minister, health ministers and others in Delhi asking for immediate relief. The Centre had sent a 3-member team. In the meanwhile, there were allegations of corruption against the top officers of the department. The case was referred to intelligence department and CBCID. It is reported that the officers in the ministry were found guilty. There have been adverse reports in the media implicating Rajaiah on a number of counters. It was evident for some days that the axe was going to fall on the doctor-politicians who has been with KCR throughout the movement. Rajaiah said he would continue to serve the party. He does not have the clout to rebel against the party leadership. He has to grin and bear it.

Kadiam has to resign from his membership of Lok Sabha which he won in May 2014 and become an MLC. He was part of TDP cabinet led by Chandrababu Naidu for almost two terms. He handled irrigation portfolio during the TDP regime. There will be speculation on the TRS candidate to fight by-election for the LS seat. That, however, can wait. Immediately, KCR has affected changes in the portfolios giving a shock treatment to his cabinet colleague Jagadeeswar Reddy who was on a visit to England. Kadiam Srihari was designated Deputy Chief Minister incharge of education, so far held by Jagadeeswar Reddy, MLA from Suryapet in Nalgonda district. Jagadeesh was given power sector and the medical and health portfolio was shifted to Laxma Reddy.

Influx from the TDP into the TRS and the ministry has increased in recent times. Kadiam Srihari was the latest to inter into the cabinet. He along with Tummala Nageswara Rao and Talasani Srinivasa Yadav has joined the ruling party recently and promptly became ministers. Others like Mahender Reddy, Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, Jogu Ramanna, Indra Kiran Reddy and Jupally Krishna Rao did not participate in Telangana movement launched by KCR in 2001. Some of them were outright anti-movement and got many TRS workers beaten up by the police. Some others defeated the TRS candidates in the last general elections. Out of the 18 members in the cabinet, including the chief minister, almost half of them were not part of Telangana movement which resulted a separate state of Telangana. However, all the leaders who crossed over to TRS to join the cabinet were colleagues of KCR in the TDP government where he handled transport portfolio and was deputy Speaker before he left the party to launch the separatist outfit.

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