State Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy said that the concept of integrated hostel facilities would be very helpful in removing the age-old problem of caste discrimination and bias among students of various categories totally.
Speaking after inaugurating a hostel complex at Nuzvid town on Saturday morning, Mr. Parthasarathy said that with the SC, ST and BC students staying under the same roof under this concept, they would leave behind their pre-conceived notions and start moving ahead with the spirit of unity.
The hostel complex was stated to be built at a cost of Rs. 1.68 lakh at the premises of the SRR Boys High School in the town.
The Minister said that with the introduction of fee reimbursement and hostel facility, the student of poor families now had got a golden opportunity to get educational progress.
Mr. Parthasarathy said that in the past, poor students were forced to get their families sell their small property to go ahead with professional education in medicine and engineering which was the case now as the fee reimbursement had come as a boon for such meritorious students.
MP Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, who inaugurated the building, said that the State and the Central Government were spending lakhs of crores of rupees for the welfare and progress of the poor families and students, who should make maximum use of these opportunities.
MLC Paladugu Venkat Rao, and MLA Chinnam Ramakotaiah spoke.