Speakers at a meeting organised here on Saturday by the Bellary Zilla Hitarakshana Samiti to create awareness among people about the special status for the Hyderabad Karnataka region underlined the need to fight till the benefits reached them.

Razak Ustad, lecturer, people of the region, especially youngsters, should be alert and prevail upon the government to draft the rules properly so that the benefits of reservation in education and employment and adequate representation in various boards and corporations reached local people. The meeting was inaugurated by S.H. Patil from Koppal.T.G. Vittal and S. Pannaraj, both conveners of the samiti, said that such meetings would be held at various places to create awareness among people.