Hyderabad: Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy stated that Telangana State is the leader in the country in the welfare of minorities. He laid the foundation stone for a minority community hall to be built at a cost of Rs. 80 lakhs near China Masjid at PSR Center in Suryapet.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the ruling parties in the past saw Muslims only as a vote bank and did not care about their welfare. Even after six decades of independence, the lives of minorities had not changed. There was no light in their lives. After the formation of Telangana state, the lives of the Muslim brothers were filled with light, he claimed.
The minister said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s government has been implementing many welfare and development programs for the upliftment of minorities. He reminded that many programs like Shaadi Mubarak, Minority Gurukuls, overseas scholarships, honorarium for Imams and Maozans, arrangements for Haj pilgrims, and free training for competitive exams were the milestones for the progress of minorities.Municipal Chairman Perumalla Annapoornamma, Maulana Attar Saab and others participated in the event. (INN)