Subrahmaya Tilak and K. Mohana Rao participated in freedom struggle

Members of the first Lok Sabha Kandala Subrahmaya Tilak and K. Mohana Rao, who represented Vizianagaram and Rajahmundry, were examples of values and uncompromising stand on issues for the good of people, Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju said on Monday.

A function was organised at Andhra University on the occasion of Mr. Tilak’s 93 birth day and both he and Mr. Mohana Rao were felicitated by Prof. Raju on behalf of the organising committee. A cake was cut to mark Mr. Tilak’s birth day and Prof. Raju and Mr. Mohana Rao helped him to cut the cake.

Both Mr. Tilak and Mr. Mohana Rao participated in the freedom struggle and later became MPs to enhance the values of politics and improve the image of Telugu-speaking people, he said. Both were inspiration for the younger generation, Prof. Raju added.

Mr. Tilak called upon the people, particularly the youth, to work hard towards development of the country and enhance brotherhood and unity. They should also concentrate on the development of rural areas and love the country and its great traditions, he said.

Mr. Mohana Rao recalled the part played by royal families in freedom struggle and felt that all Telugu-speaking people must live in one State.

Tummidi Rajkumar of Tummidi Brothers Shopping Mall said Mr. Tilak is a living encyclopaedia for the present generation and politicians. He set a good convention by not contesting after completing his first term as MP, said Mr. Rajkumar.

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