Karimnagar: The birthday of Municipal Administration and Urban Developed Minister KT Rama Rao was celebrated on a grand scale across the erstwhile Karimnagar district on Saturday.
Ministers, MPs, MLCs, MLAs, and other public representatives as well as TRS party workers celebrated the event by cutting cakes and distributing sweets. Besides cutting cakes, saplings were also planted in a big way as part of Mukkoti Vruksharchana taken up on the occasion of Rama Rao’s birthday.
Rajya Sabha MP Joginapalli Santosh Kumar along with Welfare Minister Koppula Eashwar participated in planting of 10,000 saplings at APJ Abdul Kalam Stadium, 8 Incline colony, Godavarikhani of Peddapalli district.
Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Kumar said the ‘Mukkoti Vruksharchana’ programme was taken up to plant three crore saplings across the State as part of Green India Challenge on the occasion of Rama Rao’s birthday.
According to information coming from different parts of the State, the target would be achieved, he said, and thanked everybody including TRS activists and common public who had taken up saplings plantation in a big way and participated in the programme.
The MP also appreciated Singareni Collieries Company Limited management for its efforts to enhance green cover in coal belt areas. He thanked local MLA Korukanti Chander for his initiatives to plant five lakh saplings on a single day in Ramagundam area.
“It is possible to develop small forests adopting the Yadadri (Miyawaki) model by planting a number of trees in a small area,” Santosh Kumar said.
Peddapalli MP Venkatesh Netha, Police Housing Board Chairman Koleti Damodar, Ramagundam Mayor Dr B Anil Kumar, Commissioner Uday Kumar, Commisssioner of Police V Satyanarayana, Singareni Director (Finance) Balaram and others participated in the programme.
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