Memorial for Kaka as landmark : KCR

  • It was Kaka who got pension scheme for workers
  • He breathed his last in separate state: Jaipal

Hyderabad, January 21: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said a Memorial Building will be constructed as Hyderabad landmark in recognition of services of departed Congress leader G Venkataswamy, who was known for waging relentless fight for the welfare of workers.

Participating as the chief guest at a condolence meeting on the occasion of 21st day ceremony of Venkataswamy (Kaka) organised at Ravindra Bharathi here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister recalled the services rendered by the departed leader, who succeeded in his efforts to get pension scheme for workers. The Government will honor “Kaka” by constructing an attractive building in his name, he said, adding that his life is a message for Telangana.

Being a hard worker, Kaka made persistent efforts for the cause of workers and deprived classes and Telangana Government will give due recognition. Honoring such great personalities indeed is honoring our Telangana state, he declared. The Chief Minister announced that the government will conduct birth and death anniversaries of Kaka every year.

KCR exhorted the young leaders to emulate Kaka, who did his best for uplift of the oppressed and working class at national level. He recalled that he associated with Kaka during Telangana movement and the latter played a key role to achieve statehood. He also said Kaka provided housing facility to thousands of poor workers in the twin cities and elsewhere.

Venkatswamy’s sons, including MP Vivek and Vinod were present in the meeting attended by leaders from Congress, BJP and CPI and others, including Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, former union minister Jaipal Reddy, Telangana BJP president G Kishen Reddy,  Congress leaders Jana Reddy, Utham Kumar Reddy, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, K Narayana, TJAC Chairman Prof. Kodandaram and others.

Jaipal Reddy, paying rich tributes to Kaka, said Venkatswamy grew as a Parliament Member from very low level. His ambition to see Telangana State fructified and he breathed his last in a separate state, he noted. Jaipal Reddy also said common man’s life was his school and made yeomen services for the working classes. (NSS)

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