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Telangana'Policy soon to declare orphans as State children'

‘Policy soon to declare orphans as State children’

Published: 26th Oct 2021 12:03 am

Hyderabad: TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said the State government will soon come up with a policy that would ensure that all the orphans in the State are considered as State children. “The government will take care of them as their guardian and I request all the TRS leaders to immediately inform the officials concerned,” he said.

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Reciting shlokas that stated women were respected in the past, the TRS president said the reality now was different and the reason for this was the centuries-old belief that men were meant for productive work and women should be restricted to unproductive work.

Eventually, women were restricted to their kitchens. “Is there any dearth of talented women to work in productive areas? Are not there men who are incompetent and inefficient? We must make an effort to break this age-old belief. Hence, the TRS government brought 50 per cent reservation for women leaders in local bodies,” he said, speaking during a resolution on welfare at the TRS plenary session.

Chandrashekhar Rao observed that elected women representatives were being accompanied by their husbands which should not be the practice and they should be allowed to work on a par with men.

The Chief Minister also became emotional while recalling his interaction with two young girls who lost their families. They explained their woes stating that they were completing their SSC from KGBV and were confused about their future as they had no place to go after their studies, he recalled. “They had neither parents nor relatives who could provide them shelter. Should we abandon these grown-up girl children at the mercy of this cruel society? I was unable to eat or sleep properly. Considering that our own children are facing that problem, I decided to come up with a solution for their well-being,” he said, adding that the KGBVs have been already upgraded up to Intermediate and the number of hostels is also being increased.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who introduced the resolution on realising welfare State of Telangana, said the Statehood movement was born out of difficulties and starvation deaths and the relentless fight put up by all sections resulted in the formation of Telangana. “In united Andhra Pradesh, Telangana people’s life, welfare and culture were destroyed. Such was the plight that people here even struggled to fulfil their basic requirements,” he said.

Recalling an incident that occurred in 2002 at Pragya Tanda in Warangal, Srihari said Banoth Kimanayak’s hut was completely gutted and the family had lost Rs 50,000, which they had saved for their daughter’s marriage. “The next day, when the TRS chief called on the family, they expressed their helplessness and even wanted to commit suicide,” he said. “Moved by their plight, Chandrashekhar Rao immediately offered Rs 50,000 financial assistance to the family. That’s how the seed for launching Kalyana Lakshmi scheme was sowed,” explained Kadiyam Srihari, adding that Banoth Kimanayak’s daughter Kalpana’s marriage was performed grandly and that she named her son as Chandrahasan and daughter as Chandrakala to bear resemblance to Chandrashekhar Rao’s name.

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