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Narasimhan reviews law and order situation with Rosaiah

Governor addresses the people of the State in Telugu

New Governor says he is proud to be associated with Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD: The new Governor, E. S. L. Narasimhan set for himself a rather hectic schedule on the first day at Raj Bhavan here.

Soon after he was sworn-in, he drove up to the Sri Venkateswara Temple popular as Birla Temple and then to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthnam’s Balaji Temple at Himayatnagar.

Then he spent a lot of time with Chief Minister K. Rosaiah to review the law and order situation to familiarise himself. Among the first visitors was Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi.

When it was time for delivering the customary message to the people of the State, Mr. Narasimhan insisted on lending a personal touch and sprang a surprise by speaking in Telugu.

Showering praises on the State, he said it was the home of the rich and diverse culture - a mosaic of several intricate hues. The State has been at the forefront of development in several spheres. Particularly, noteworthy are the advances in agriculture and horticulture which transformed the rural landscape. It made great strides in pharma and health care sectors besides rapidly emerged as the hub of IT/ITES and has achieved international recognition which fills us with pride, he said.

Shining example

He said the State was endowed with many natural resources but its strength lay in its people “who are inventive, hardworking and dedicated”. Notwithstanding the diversities, Andhra Pradesh has been shining example to the entire nation for the amity and tolerance which had been its cultural hallmark.

“I am proud to be associated with this State and fervently hope that this legacy will continue and deepen,” the Governor said.