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The late leader described as ‘Apara Bhageeradha’ for launching ‘Jalayagnam’

TUDA Vice-Chairman to construct a memorial and a meditation hall in YSR’s name at his site

Vice-Chancellor of Dravidian University to have YSR’s statue installed on the campus

TIRUPATI: Chittoor district, where Rajasekhara Reddy was heading for on September 2 when his chopper crashed, continues to mourn him. Reports of memorial services, commemoration meetings, silent processions, candle light prayers and pro-Jagan signature campaigns are still coming in from different parts of the district.

In an unusual gesture, the Tirupati city police contingent, led by its Additional Superintendent of Police R.N. Ammi Reddy, arranged a condolence meeting at the Police Guest House. Policemen, cutting across their ranks, narrated anecdotes of how caring the late Chief Minister used to be with those put on bandobust duties during his visits to the district, especially to Tirupati and Tirumala.

Some policemen, who were on security duty at YSR’s private estate, Idupulapaya, recalled how on one occasion Reddy had to intervene and give specific instructions to his daughter Sharmila to personally take care of the food arrangements for the them, when on a particular day there was some problem with food while he was on a visit to the estate.

Among other police officials who participated were the DSP, Gangaraju and Circle Inspector (Urban) Prabhakar Reddy.

At a condolence meeting arranged by C. Bhaskar Reddy, Vice-Chairman of the TUDA, with former TTD Board Chairman B. Karunakar Reddy in the chair, announced that he would construct on his own site a memorial hall and a meditation hall in the name of YSR.

Literary works

Cuddapah Ramanaiah, Vice-Chancellor of the Dravidian University, Kuppam, announced that a statue would be erected for Reddy on the campus besides promoting literary works in different Dravidian languages in his praise. University Registrar, Dr. Ramadas also participated.

Students and ‘Scholars’ of SV University described YSR as ‘Apara Bhageeradha’—for launching his massive ‘Jalayagnam’ and said they would be left with no option but to agitate if his son was not made Chief Minister.