Warangal: Mukkoti Vruksharchana, the trailblazing initiative aimed at increasing greenery across the State to mark the birthday of MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao, received stupendous response from different walks of life in erstwhile Warangal district on Saturday. Peoples’ representatives including Ministers, MPs, and MLAs, officials, academics and students participated in this novel and noble initiative launched by Rajya Sabha MP Santosh Kumar. Several organisations and associations also took part in the programme.
While Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao planted saplings at Fort Warangal under GWMC limits, and Kolukonda village of Devaruppula mandal in Jangaon district, Minister for Tribal, Women and Child Welfare Satyavathi Rathod planted saplings at Chinthoni Gumpu village in Bayyaram mandal of Mahabubabad district.
Government Chief Whip and Warangal West MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar along with Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) chairman Marri Yadava Reddy, Mayor Gundu Sudharani and TRS leaders planted saplings at the TRS party urban district office, Zilla Grandhayala Samsta and MLA camp office in Hanamkonda.
Speaking to Telangana Today, MLA Vinay Bhaskar, who also offered special prayers and Abhishekam for the well-being of Rama Rao at the Bhadrakali temple, wished the Minister attains higher positions in his career as a people’s representative.
“We must thank Santosh Kumar for this innovative way of celebrating the birthday. Nearly 3 lakh saplings were planted in the Warangal West Assembly constituency as part of the Mukkoti Vruksharchana on Saturday,” he said, adding that a blood donation camp was also organised at Mangalya Shopping Mall in Hanamkonda.
Meanwhile, students, staff and faculty members of the Kakatiya University (KU) led by Vice-Chancellor Prof T Ramesh, Registrar Dr Ragi Mallikharjun Reddy, District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu and others have planted the saplings on the varsity campus. Speaking on the occasion, Collector Hanumanthu has appreciated the organisers of the Mukkoti Vruksharchana. “We will also provide assistance to the varsity management to raise the forest in Miyawaki model on the campus,” he added.
Ph.D scholar and environmental activist Mohammad Azam said that the Mukkoti Vruksharchana was a great initiative by MP Santosh Kumar. “The state government is already taking several steps including the Haritha Haram programme to raise plants and protect the environment,” he added.
At Palakurthy mandal headquarters, Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao has distributed tri-motor cycles to the differently-abled persons through the Errabelli Charitable Trust. “We are providing tri-motor cycles worth Rs 85,000 each to as many as 105 persons with disability in Palakurthy constituency,” he added.
MLAs of respective constituencies in the erstwhile Warangal district and TRS cadre have participated in the Mukkoti Vruksharchana on a large scale sending a message to the people about the importance of growing plants and celebrating the birthdays through the programmes aimed at protecting the environment.
Jayashankar Bhupalpally district collector (FAC) S Krishna Aditya along with DRDO PD Purusotham and others has planted the saplings on the premises of the Azamnagar Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Bhupalpally mandal as a part of the Mukkoti Vruksharchana programme. Fruit distribution to the patients and poor people were organised at several places marking KTR’s birthday in Warangal.
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