Kavita: Statues On Tank Bund To Be Replaced With Telangana Stalwarts

It appears Telangana government is slowly moving towards removing most of the statues

Hyderabad: It appears Telangana government is slowly moving towards removing most of the statues of Telugu luminaries and replacing with the statues of leading lights of Telangana. Kavitha, MP of Nizamabad and daughter of the Chief minister KCR, who launched an exhibition of great masters of Telangana today at Ravindra Bharathi has indicated that there will be new statues soon. “Great injustice has been done to Telangana history and culture during successive regimes of Andhra rulers. There was criminal neglect by them with regard to respecting the sons of our soil. Efforts are on to place the rich history of Telangana in the form of statues on Tank Bund. It is our endeavour to pass on the rich cultural heritage and great deeds of eminent personalities” Kavita exhorted.

During the campaign for separate state, activists have destroyed several statues- mostly of those who hailed from Seemandhra region. Even statues of  Annamacharya, 14th century singer-composer, was also desecrated and thrown into Hussain Sagar. Telangana leaders have been demanding removal of  what they call as ‘seemandhra statues’ and the Chief Minister KCR too agreed for it. Statues of Salivahana, Gurajada Appa Rao, Bellary Raghava, Sri Sri, Kattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy, Pingali venkaiah, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdhury, Molla, Thyagayya, Annamayya, Mutnoori Krishna Rao, Kshetrayya, Veera Brahmendra Swamy, Brahma Naidu may be removed. Even the statues of Sir Arthur Cotton and Gurram Joshua may also face the axe.

Guiding lights from Telangana including Kaloji, Chakali Ilamma, PV Narasimha Rao, Kanta Rao, Dasarathi, Paidi Jairaj, Kottapalli Jayashankar, Konda Laxman Bapuji, Ravi Narayana Reddy may be honoured by erecting their statues, it is said.

There was also a proposal to make Tank Bund statue-free. Government intended to convert it with big lawns and smaller parks so that people may relax during holidays.

Meanwhile, AP government has earlier expressed willingness to take all the statues and re-erect them at the Prakasham Barrage or Amaravati. 

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Kavitha to attend Women’s Parliament at Amaravathi

Hyderabad: Nizamabad MP and Telangana Jagruthi chief K Kavitha would participate in the National Women’s Parliament to be held from February 10th to 13th at Amaravathi in Andhra Pradesh. Kavitha will deliver a lecture on “social changes in women’s empowerment”.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Kavitha said she was feeling happy as she was going to Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amaravathi. She opined that politics were different from the relations between human beings. The National Women’s Parliament would discuss the “role of women in politics and the reservations for women in legislative bodies” among other things. She hoped that some good decisions may come from the Women’s Parliament.

She also said it was not good on the part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the appointment given to Telangana all-party delegation, which was supposed to meet him under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrsekhar Rao.


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Kavitha bats for quality in journalism

Hyderabad: TRS Member of Parliament Kavitha has exhorted the print and electronic media to maintain quality journalism, instead of sensational stories. The newspapers ought to write facts in an impartial manner and should take the  responsibility to help the government promote programmes for social justice and inclusive growth.

Speaking at the launch of “Manam” Daily at Prasads Labs along with Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali, Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud and others on Sunday,  Kavitha appreciated the management of the newspaper. She asked it to maintain decency and decorum in  journalism with standards and quality news to focus on key issues. She asserted that the media should try to focus on peoples’ issues and enable the lower and deprived classes benefit from welfare schemes of the government. For this, the media houses have to shift their focus on such issues and give wide coverage to welfare and development programmes, she remarked.

Mahamood Ali noted that the State government under  the stewardship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is giving top priority to all round development. The media has to write news items pertaining to the poor and destitute, he said. The flagship programmes like Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadi Mubarak are brainchild of KCR to help Dalits, Muslim Minorities to perform marriage of their daughters,  he said. “We are focusing more on welfare sector and offering pensions to the old age, widows and physically challenged,” he said.

Padma Rao Goud  said that the TRS Government is implementing schemes which are not mentioned in the manifesto. Credit for this goes to the Chief Minister,  and media has to play even better role for the development of the State, he added. -NSS

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Kavitha calls CAs new ‘rock stars’

Hyderabad: Inaugurating “Gnanarjana”–an international conference for Chartered Accountant students here, TRS Parliament Member Kavitha on Saturday exhorted them to come together to build a corruption free India.

In the wake of demonetization, the Chartered Accountants are more burdened with work pressure, Kavitha said. She urged them to encourage women to become CAs. She termed the CAs as rock stars of the nation as it is under cash ban pressure. “I believe after demonetization, the CAs are new rock stars”, she said amid applause by the students. She asked the future CAs to have more responsibility towards the nation and society to ensure that taxes are paid on time and root out corruption. 

Though the parents used to encourage their children pursue engineering and medicine courses, now it is the time to push for CA course, the MP noted. “In the last two-and-a-half years, we have seen so many changes across the country and we need to go with time adopting changes”, Kavitha said. Scrapping of high value notes across the nation has resulted in changes to push ahead for cashless transactions, she said. -NSS

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It is my Duty to Develop my Village: KCR

  • Announces sops to Mothe village

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today announced sops to Mothe village in Nizamabad district, as part of Haritha Haram project. Along with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and MP Kavitha, Rao planted a sapling at a school in the village.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister announced two-crore rupees financial assistance to the village for laying roads and drainage canals and MP Kavitha would grant 50-lakh rupees, if necessary.

“Mothe is my own village and the soil is so powerful it should be mixed in farm wells for better crop yield”, he said, It is my duty to develop the village, otherwise, I will lose my value.

Recalling that he had taken the movement to the peak by carrying its soil, Rao said the village would be developed with adequate funds. He attributed the poor rainfall in the district to the negligence of the previous governments. The CM also announced 80-lakh rupees for village panchayat building, besides construction of a modern hospital and a transformer for power needs.

“As I cannot bring rains, it is for you to voluntarily participate in the massive greenery program to attract more rains,” he said. Mothe village will get 1,000 more saplings in addition to 40,000 being given to every village as part of greenery expansion, he said and called upon people to safeguard the plants until they become trees to attract rains.

He also announced double bedroom flats, Godavari waters, 100 percent subsidy for sprinkler irrigation and turmeric platforms.

“Soon I will lay foundation for Kaleswaram project through which 3,000 acres out of 3,800 acres will be irrigated through drip irrigation,”he said. (NSS)

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