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With many a story and inspiring words, Indiramma Baata concludes

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Kiran lauds beneficiaries of RYK and Saraswathi Nidhi

Lost faith found:A student narrating his story of hardship during Indiramma Baata in Nellore on Wednesday. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy (extreme right) and other leaders are all ears.– Photo: K. Ravikumar
Lost faith found:A student narrating his story of hardship during Indiramma Baata in Nellore on Wednesday. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy (extreme right) and other leaders are all ears.– Photo: K. Ravikumar

On the third and final day of Indiramma Baata in Nellore district, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy had a thought-provoking interaction with the youngsters and students of Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu (RYK) and Saraswathi Nidhi schemes.

The schemes extended life-changing support and financial assistance to youth from poor backgrounds.

Praising the beneficiaries of RYK, the Chief Minister advised them to courageously face the odds of life and struggle hard to stand on their own by taking advantage of the skill training being provided to them under the RYK scheme free of cost.

Both educated and uneducated youngsters, who are keen to acquire skills for finding good jobs in industry, are allowed to make use of this scheme.

Mr. Reddy listened to the success stories of the RYK and Saraswathi Nidhi students when the youngsters profusely thanked the government for creating such opportunities for helping to realise their hidden potential to get good placements.

Several tribal youths, who came from Khammam district to take training in welding with the help of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL), told the CM that they would be getting Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 30,000 on completion of their year-long training being given to them under RYK.

The Chief Minister was moved when Raju, a resident of Kapadipalem here, narrated his agony of being bedridden for 12 long years after which he could stand and walk by taking treatment under Arogyasri.

“While Arogyasri helped me regain good health, Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu gave me hope to become a computer technician,” he said, drawing huge applause from the VIPs on the dais and the audience.

Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy asked District Collector B. Sridhar to take immediate steps for providing free residential education for the two daughters of an RYK woman beneficiary who got trained in tailoring under RYK but had to struggle after being deserted by her husband.

Mr. Reddy told the woman not to make the same mistake made by her father who performed her marriage when she was in 8th class leading to her many miseries.

While Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu (RYK) helps those who discontinue education in intermediate or 10th class, Saraswathi Nidhi helps those from poor background by giving financial assistance to continue their intermediate studies in corporate colleges to realise their dreams of making it big in life by overcoming hurdles.

The first batch of Saraswathi Nidhi students presented a replica of Goddess Saraswathi to the Chief Minister on the occasion.

Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy presided over the meeting while scores of Ministers, MLAs, MLCs and district officials were present.

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