AP BC, SC, ST and Minorities Welfare Association celebrated the 118{+t}{+h}birth anniversary of Gurram Jashuva and the 135{+t}{+h}birth anniversary of ‘Periyar’ E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker at a programme here on Saturday.

The association also felicitated Dr. Jayagopal, who has come to be popularly known as ‘Andhra Periyar’.

Founder president of the association Palteti Penta Rao spoke about the greatness of the literary works of Gurram Jashuva and his contribution to the uplift of the downtrodden people.

Association president Nakkella Nagamani presided.

Association leaders T. Sriram Murthy, G. Arjun, Ganta Mohan Rao and Ganta Papa Rao were among those who participated.

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