Siddipet: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Sunday said the government will install a life-size bronze statue of Chakali Ailamma in Siddipet town soon.
Addressing the gathering after garlanding the bust of Chakali Ailamma at Housing Board Colony here, Harish Rao said the story of Ailamma continues to inspire the younger generation. “Ailamma is a symbol of self-respect and consciousness among women in Telangana,” he said.
Pointing out that she had fought bravely against feudalism, the Minister said the State government will celebrate the birth and death anniversaries of Ailamma officially as a tribute to her bravery that is an inspiration for the modern women.
Elaborating various works the administration has taken up for the welfare of Chakali community in Telangana, the Minister said that they would grant loans for washermen community through MBC Corporation.
Stating that they have set up ultramodern Dhobi Ghat in Siddipet town for the benefit of the Chakali Community, Rao said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been extending great support to revive the caste-based professions in the State since Telangana was created.
Collector P Venkatrami Reddy, Zilla Parishad Chairperson V Roja Sharma and others were present.
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