Karimnagar: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar said on Monday that Telangana was the only State that was implementing a scheme like Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadhi Mubharak to help poor families get their daughters married.
“After independence, the country has seen several Prime Ministers and Chief Ministers but no one thought of helping the poor with the marriage of girls in the families. Only Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao thought of such an initiative and introduced Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadhi Mubharak schemes,” he said, after distributing Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadhi Mubharak cheques to 260 beneficiaries at a programme in Huzurabad town.
The Minister said earlier, poor parents used to face severe hardships and would even mortgage properties to perform the marriages of their daughters. However, the situation has changed with introduction of Kalyana Lakshmi scheme. “To improve the living conditions of weaker and downtrodden sections in Telangana, Chandrashekhar Rao had launched the Statehood movement and fought for it even at the risk of his life,” he said.
After becoming Chief Minister, Chandrashekhar Rao introduced a number of development and welfare schemes for the upliftment of all sections of society, Kamalakar said, adding that despite the financial crisis on account of Covid pandemic, all welfare schemes including Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadhi Mubharak, Aasara pensions and others were continuing without any break.
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