Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan on Tuesday said training would be imparted to one lakh youth as part of the Surajya Movement with a view to propagating the importance of clean and able administration. He hoped to achieve corruption-free administrative and political system with the active support of youth.

The Lok Satta chief expressed concern over prevalence of hatred in politics. “People are denied basic needs as only 10 per cent of funds are reaching them. Vote bank politics cannot ensure a decent life to the poor in the country. Appointment of district ombudsmen, strong Lokpal, and Lokayukta systems will force the administration to act with responsibility,” Dr. Jayaprakash said.

District Surajya Movement convener Baratam Kameswara Rao, Lok Satta leaders — D. Vishnumurthy, K. Polinaidu, and Panchadi Rambabu explained the activities being taken up as part of the movement.

Earlier, Dr. Jayaprakash addressed students of Gayatri Educational Society. He presented mementoes and felicitated P. Simhachalam (Eenadu) and B. Joga Rao (Andhra Jyothi), who won first and second prizes respectively in the competition. Gurajada Educational Society chairman G.V. Swami Naidu and principal P. Srinivasa Rao said they were keen on encouraging talented persons in different fields, including the media.

Only 10 per cent of funds are reaching the poor, says Lok Satta president