Hyderabad: A group of Telangana NRIs called ‘NRI TRS’ on Thursday organised ‘KCR for Farmers & Weavers’ awareness walk in London, a statement issued by the group said.
The demonstration was also in solidarity with TRS MP K Kavitha, in her efforts towards setting up a national turmeric board, the group said.
Group vice president Ashok Goud Dusari said, “We have clear objective in organising this event: It is a peaceful awareness demonstration with a strong message to the Telugu community across the world, stating that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is a pro-farmer-and-weaver leader, who has been implementing several welfare activities for their uplift.”
As part of the walk, the group members sought to spread awareness regarding ‘revolutionary’ initiatives of the Telangana government such as Haritha Haram and the support to handloom weavers.
The event started with group members paying tributes to BR Ambedkar at Ambedkar House in London, followed by a peace walk till the Indian High Commission office.
Locals in the areas covered by the walk enquired about the walk and were supportive of the activity when informed about its aims, the group said.
Group president Anil Kurmachalam said, “The Chief Minister of Telangana is developing our new State by working day and night for it, with great commitment. His concern and commitment towards the welfare of farmers and weavers is unmatched. He had made Telangana the fastest developing State in the nation and has made us Telanganites proud.”
A petition was submitted by the group to the Indian High Commission in London, addressing the Prime Minister in asking him to set up a national turmeric board.
The group also appealed to the people of Telangana to support the initiatives of the government, plant saplings regularly and wear handloom garments.