Hyderabad: Ministers KT Rama Rao and Sabita Indra Reddy have released the study material for competitive exams specially designed for the convenience of Telangana students under the auspices of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
The title of the books are Telangana Movement – Statehood, Economy – Development, Indian Society – Constitution Administration, and Indian History – Culture. On this occasion, Minister KTR hailed Dr. B.R Ambedkar Open University as a good effort to make these books available at low cost for the benefit of the unemployed people of the Telangana region. He said that the job seekers should use this opportunity to try for jobs, and if possible, all these books should be made available in digital format, and he assured the government will provide the necessary financial and technical support. I participated in the Vanta Varpu program at this university during the Telangana agitation movement, the Telangana movement continued with the tag line of Water, Finances, and appointments. Everyone knows the development that has taken place in eight years in Telangana, someone comes and talks about something. Some people are questioning what has been done in eight years, why a cylinder of 400 has become 1000 rupees, but they do not raise their voice, they can waive the corporate tax of 12 lakh crore rupees to the business corporate people but they don’t give pensions to the poor with 2, 3 lakh crore rupees. They are blaming us and naming as freebies and making people lazy. We are for the poor always and we are committed to welfare schemes.
Minister KTR lashed out that many people are struggling for food in this country and why are they focusing on unnecessary things instead of thinking about such things. Those who forget the development of the people and talk about what they should wear, what they should eat, and which god they should pray, to have ignored the well-being of the people, he said. He mentioned that Telangana has made a lot of progress during the tenure of Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao and many obstacles are being overcome and appointments are being made. We have provided government jobs to 2.22 lakh people in the last eight years. It is not possible to give jobs to everyone in the government sector. In eight years, the Center has not allocated a single educational institution to Telangana. It’s a shame.
Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy said that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao is trying to bring many changes in the higher education sector. CM has been doing many programs for the last eight years, and CM has decided to take up job vacancies, for this one MLA should start a coaching center in each constituency. He said that it has already started in some constituencies. Arrangements should be made to provide the study material to all the coaching centers and also steps will be taken to provide the material to all the libraries and necessary steps will be taken shortly.
Prof K. Seetharama Rao, Vice-Chancellor of BRAOU presided over the program. Prof. Rao said that lakhs of students have got jobs after reading their university material and explained that these four books have been specially designed to help the students of the Telangana region in the context of the Telangana Government releasing many notifications. They said that this material, which was to be sold for five thousand rupees in the open market, was made available only for the cost of printing (i.e., Rs. 1100/-).
Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani, former Chairman of TSPSC and chairman of the material Preparation committee, who participated in the program, said that after the formation of Telangana state, the KCR government came to power, so many appointments were made in the state in a short time. It is explained that keeping in view the current competitive conditions, these special books have been designed to be useful for the students in the coming days. Smt. Surabhi Vani Devi, MLC Dr. Ayachitham Sridhar, Chairman, Telangana Grandhalaya Parishath, Dr. A. V. N. Reddy, Registrar and others spoke on the occasion.
K. Sudhir Reddy, Chairman, Telangana Industrialists Federation, on behalf of the organization bought the books worth Rs. 11 lakhs and presented the cheque to Dr. A.V.N. Reddy, Registrar of the university. These books will be made available to students in Telangana government libraries. The University Executive members Sri R Shailesh Reddy, CEO, T-SAT, Prof. D. Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University, Dr. Banoth Lal, Sri Diddi Srinivas, Prof Venkataramana in-charge Vice-Chancellor, RJUKT (Basara) participated in the programme. Prof. Vaddanam Srinivas, Director, Directorate Materials & Publications all the Directors, Heads of the Branches, Deans, Teaching and Non-Teaching staff members and representatives of various service associations also participated in the program. (INN)