Governor greets people on Holi festival

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has greeted the people of Telangana on the occasion of the Holi festival.

“I convey my greetings and good wishes to the people of Telangana State on the occasion of Holi festival. Holi is a colourful and vibrant festival which strengthens fraternity and togetherness amongst the people and signifies peace and prosperity in the society,” the Governor said in her message on Thursday.

The Governor said that the festival reinforces our trust and confidence in National Integration through a joyful celebration of the sprinkling of colours. “The festive spirit of Holi transcends across all social barriers and strengthens the social fabric. Legends associated with Holi are symbolic of the power of truth and good triumphing over evil.  I once again convey my Greetings and Best Wishes to the people of States, on this happy and joyful occasion,” she said in her message.

Dr. Soundararajan appealed to all of you to safely celebrate the Holi festival by adhering to all the Covid-19 preventive norms. (INN)

Governor calls for all-round innovation in education to transform India as self-reliant

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday called for all-round innovation in the education sector to transform India as a self-reliant country.

The Governor exhorted the educational institutions to train students as the multi-skilled graduates endowed with holistic knowledge consisting of core professional knowledge, soft skills, and universal values.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan was delivering the Chancellor’s address at the X Convocation ceremony of the JNTU Hyderabad, here.

The Governor appealed to the students to expand their horizons and go that extra mile to emerge winners in their chosen fields like a tree that constantly strengthens its roots and expands.

Technological universities like the JNTU need to emerge leaders in emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence, blockchain technologies, the internet of things, and robotics, etc., that define the future of the world.

“The universities need to attract the global faculty and revamp their curriculum in tune with the fast-changing global dynamics in different fields,” she added.

Underscoring the importance of being brave and courageous in taking venturing into the unknown and exploring the unlimited possibilities, the Governor exhorted the students not to get depressed at smaller failures.

The Governor laid special emphasis on the effective implementation of the National Education Policy-2020 to produce the job creators rather than the job-seekers.

She stated that critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurship capabilities are vital for the students to compete at the global level.

On the occasion, the Governor conferred Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, with an honorary doctorate.

The Governor also presented degrees and gold medals to the winners.

JNTUH Vice-Chancellor Prof. K. Narsimha Reddy, senior faculty members, staff, students, and parents were present. (INN)

Governor inaugurates Oxygen Plant at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated the Oxygen Generation Plant at the Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Centre, here, on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor highlighted the country’s successful efforts in emerging self-reliant in terms of medical oxygen generation and supply after undergoing the medical oxygen shortage crisis during the second wave.

“The country has shown phenomenal resilience and has doubled its medical oxygen generation capacity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji,” she said.

The Governor also underscored the country’s tremendous success in vaccine development, manufacturing and supply.

She said that it was a proud moment for all of us that India has its own indigenous vaccine and has administered a record number of more than 176 crore vaccine doses till now.

Referring to the medical services of the Durgabai Deshmukh hospital to the downtrodden and the needy, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has called upon the philanthropists to support the hospital to expand its services.

The Governor appreciated the D.E. Shaw and Company for donating and installing the 250 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant to help the needy get medical oxygen.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has also recalled her association with the Andhra Mahila Sabha hospital in Chennai during her college days as a post-graduate student of gynaecology. (INN)

Governor calls for a holistic approach towards tribal empowerment

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday emphasized on the holistic approach towards the empowerment of the tribal population in the State.

“Tribal population constitutes more than 10% of the Telangana State population. We need to be proactive in our approach to ensure their socio-economic, and educational empowerment of the tribal people,” she said.

The Governor was distributing the Raj Sri birds (country chicks variety) to the people belonging to the primitive tribal groups at a special function organized at the PVNR Telangana State Veterinary University, here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that it was her dream project to ensure the all-round socio-economic and educational empowerment of the tribal population while improving their livelihoods and other employment opportunities.

Expressing concern at the high incidence of severe malnutrition among the tribal people in the State, she called for the intensive promotion of the Mahua Laddu consumption to improve the nutritional status.

The Governor appreciated the collaborative efforts of the Indian Red Cross Society, National Institute of Nutrition, ESIC Medical College, and the agriculture, veterinary, health, and horticultural universities in the nutritional intervention pilot project launched by Raj Bhavan.

The pilot project has been launched in primitive tribal habitations of three select districts-Nagarkurnool, Adilabad, and Bhadradri Kothagudem.

“It should not remain a pilot project, instead we must take this activity forward on a regular basis until the nutritional, employment and socio-economic status of the people belonging to the primitive tribal groups were considerably improved.

The distribution of Raj Sri birds was aimed at promoting backyard farming and improving the self-employment, livelihoods and nutritional status of the tribal people.

Joint Secretaries to Governor J. Bhavani Shankar, CN Raghu Prasad, officials from the university, NIN, IRCS and others were present. (INN)

Governor, CM greets people on the Sakranti festival

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has extended her heartiest wishes and greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of the Sankranti festival.

“I wish the Sankranti, which is the Festival of Harvest, may bring in abundant happiness, prosperity, and health to you all. The Makar Sankranti has a great significance in our cultural horizon and is celebrated with a lot of gaiety and jubilation,” the Governor said in her message on Friday.

The Governor said that the Sankranti celebrations represent the best in our ancient and glorious tradition and bind all sections together. “May this auspicious occasion inspire noble thoughts of love, affection, amity and brotherhood in all of us,” she wished.

Dr. Soundararajan appealed to all the people to strictly follow the Covid-appropriate behaviour and prevent the spread of the Omicron variant thus containing the pandemic duly following the Covid appropriate behaviour. “I once again convey my warm greetings to all the people on this joyous occasion and wish all to celebrate duly following the Covid-19 precautions,” he said.In a separate message, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao also greeted the people of Telangana on the occasion of Sankranti. (INN)

Governor calls for concerted action for the all-round development of tribal people

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday called for concerted action to ensure the all-round development of the tribal people.

She stated that people working in different areas need to join hands with the government and its agencies to ensure that the need-based and region-based initiatives are launched for the tribal people.

The Governor, as the chief guest, through a virtual mode, was addressing the valedictory of the 13th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme, organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan, Telangana State.

Tribal youth from Odisha, Jharkhand, and the Chattisgarh States took part in the week-long Tribal Youth Exchange Programme, which began on January 3.

“Tribal people have a rich and unique culture, traditions, and art forms. It is our bounden duty to protect, preserve, and promote the native cultural art forms and tribal culture for posterity,” she added.

The Governor appreciated the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan in organising this Tribal Cultural Exchange Programme and for organising theme-based cultural competitions with a focus on Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao, and Beti Padhao, unity in diversity, water conservation, and tree plantation.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan exhorted the participants of the tribal youth exchange programme to aim big in life and contribute their knowledge and skill in shaping India as the Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

The Governor called for organising more such youth exchange programmes as they help the participants understand and appreciate the uniqueness of different cultural practices, traditions, and arts of other States. (INN)

Governor reviews the petitions received in Suggestions and Grievance Box at the Raj Bhavan

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday reviewed the Raj Bhavan staff officers on the petitions received in the Suggestions and Grievances Box at the Raj Bhavan and the follow-up action taken on the petitions.

The Governor stressed the need for an empathetical examination of each and every petition received from the public sharing their ideas, suggestions, and grievances with the Raj Bhavan. It is a wonderful opportunity for all Raj Bhavan Officers and Staff to serve the people of the State. The Raj Bhavan can act as a catalyst in getting the grievances redressed at the quickest possible time if not the prime solver of the petitions. The Raj Bhavan will then become a bridge between the government, its agencies and the people.

Till now 181 petitions have been received. Among others, most of the petitions are in the categories of land issues, service matters, job notifications and financial help. 

The Governor motivated the officers to be more proactive and humane while dealing with the suggestions/grievances and see that all are attended to positively in a time-bound mannerSecretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan and other Raj Bhavan officials participated in this review. (INN)

Governor pats Central Sahitya Akademi winners

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday congratulated the winners of the Central Sahitya Akademi awards.

The Governor extended heartiest wishes and congratulations to the winners Goreti Venkanna, Devaraju Maharaju, and Tagulla Gopal on winning the prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in different categories.

“The winners through their exemplary literary works and contribution have enriched the field of literature and brought laurels to the State of Telangana,” she added.

The Governor lauded the efforts of Goreti Venkanna, an MLC, and a noted literary personality, for his contribution in enriching the literature and culture of the Telangana State through his songs, and writings.Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan also lauded the achievements of Devaraju Maharaju for winning the prestigious Sahitya Akademi’s Bala Sahitya Puraskar and Tagulla Gopal on winning the Sahitya Akademi’ s Yuva Puraskar Award. (INN)

Governor greets people of Telangana on New Year

Hyderabad: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday extended warm greetings and best wishes to all the people of Telangana for a very happy and prosperous New Year-2022.

“I wish this New Year-2022 may be filled with best of the happiness, health, prosperity, aspirations, and fulfilment. Let us resolve to continue our spirited fight against all societal evils and ill health and usher in an equal, equitable, inclusive, peaceful, sustainable, and healthy society in the New Year 2022,” the Governor said in her message.The Governor appealed to all the people to strictly follow the COVID-appropriate behaviour and prevent the spread of the Omicron variant and contain the pandemic by following the Covid appropriate behaviour. “On this auspicious occasion, we must ensure the vaccination of children in the age group of 15 to 18 for whom the vaccination is going to start from January 3. Promote the Booster Dose to the frontline workers and other eligible people. I hope our country will continue to remain successful in containing the COVID-19 pandemic with our collective efforts and alertness,” the Governor said. (INN)

Governor appeals to people to take a second dose within the stipulated time

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday called upon all those, who are yet to take their second dose of vaccine administered to get the second dose administered within the stipulated time.

She said that the studies on the rapid spread of the Omicron variant showed that those who were not fully vaccinated or those who failed to take at least the first dose were reporting serious complications.

The Governor was interacting with the media persons during her visit to the Urban Primary Health Centre at Chintal Basthi, here.

Expressing her happiness at the Telangana State achieving 100 percent first dose vaccination, she congratulated and lauded the efforts of the State government, officials, doctors, ASHA workers, and other para-medical in achieving this remarkable feat of 100 percent first dose vaccination. “The State has recorded more than 65 percent second dose vaccination and hopefully it will complete the 100 percent vaccination in the second dose too,” she added.

The Governor had a special word of praise to the ASHA workers for their door-to-door visits to vaccinate all.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supplying an adequate number of vaccine doses to the State.

“Despite being fully vaccinated, we must continue to adhere to the COVID-appropriate behavior to contain the spread of the pandemic escalated due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant,” she added.Referring to the proposed Booster Dose to the frontline workers and the elderly, the Governor said that we are entering into the Year of Booster Dose and Vaccination for the children and underlined the need to make the initiatives successful. (INN)