TS Govt following in Ambedkar’s footsteps: Jagdish Reddy

Jagdish Reddy also reminded that under overseas education scheme, the State government is also extending Rs 20 lakh to each SC, ST and BC students to pursue courses in foreign countries.

By Author   |   Published: 13th Jun 2018   9:40 pm
Jagdish Reddy later unveiling the statues of Dr B R Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan Ram at Rasoolpur village

Nalgonda: The Minister for Power and SC Development G Jagdish Reddy on Wednesday said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was following the ways shown by Architect of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar for rooting out inequalities in the society.

Jagdish Reddy later unveiled the statues of Dr B R Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan Ram at Rasoolpur village in the district.

Speaking at a meeting organised on the occasion, the Minister for Power reminded that Dr Ambedkar has dreamt of a society without social and economic inequalities after India’s Independence. Pointing out that Ambedkar had strong belief that education was ‘key’ for removal of social and economic inequalities in the society, he said that the Chief Minister has decided to set up residential schools in a big way to ensure quality education for the poor.

“Unfortunately, corporatization of education was rampant in the State before its formation. The State government has set up more than 500 residential schools to extend quality education to poor students and reduce the domination of corporate educational institutions. The State-run residential schools and colleges performed well than private and corporate educational institution in the recently announced results”, he pointed out.

He also reminded that under overseas education scheme, the State government is also extending Rs 20 lakh to each SC, ST and BC students to pursue courses in foreign countries. It was only Telangana State that was extending fine rice to the students of the welfare hostels and residential schools. The Chief Minister has made Telangana a model State in the country within four years, he added.

Targeting the Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, the Minister held Venkat Reddy responsible for backwardness of villages in Nalgonda Assembly Constituency. “It is unfortunate that the people of Rasoolpur, located 8 km distance from Nalgonda town, are still facing drinking water and low voltage issues,” he said.

When the villagers brought to his notice that the Kotappa Mathadi canal remained incomplete for the last 14 years, Jagdish Reddy assured them of taking measures to complete the works immediately and fill the village tanks located at Mushampally with water. He has also said that Krishna river water would be supplied to their village within a month.