Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The Minorities Welfare Department organised ‘Minorities Welfare Day’ in a grand manner here on Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On the occasion, Vijayawada (West) MLA Sk. Nasar Vali distributed cheques worth Rs. 57.86 crores to 541 beneficiaries identified from various places in the district.

Later, addressing the gathering, Mr. Nasar Vali lauded the services of Abul Kalam Azad and recalled his stint as Minister for Education in Jawaharlal Nehru’s Cabinet.