Vijayawada

NRIs to take up digitisation of 4,000 schools in State

A Janmabhoomi programme in the U.S. to help Telugu diaspora connect with the motherland and contribute its mite in development of the new capital Amaravati has evoked good response.

Jayaram Komati, Special Representative of Andhra Pradesh Government in North America, says replicating Janmabhoomi in the U.S. to enable the migrant Telugu families rise to the occasion and extend support to their motherland occurred to him as the best thing to set the ball rolling for the developmental activity.

“The State is in its nascent stage and we need to do our best to help the Government put it back on the rails and make it accelerate.”

A native of Mylavaram in Krishna district, he is the son of former Congress leader Komati Bhaskar Rao and moved to America 35 years ago where he is actively involved in community service. A former president of the Federation of Indian Associations, he has also been at the helm of TANA (Telugu Association of North America).

Mr. Jayaram is interacting with Telugus and motivating them to participate in the series of community development activities planned in Andhra Pradesh. “After assuming charge, I visited all major cities in the U.S. and met Telugu community groups and explained them about the various Government plans and initiatives. Telugu NRIs are very excited and are willing to support the Government,” Mr. Jayaram told The Hindu , on telephone.

Mr. Jayaram was in the State for a whirlwind tour meeting Collectors of various districts and officials of the Education department.

“We propose to take up a project which envisages digitisation of 4,000 schools in the rural A.P. We are in the process of developing an elaborate plan of action which will soon be executed,” he said.

After studying need-based issues, Mr. Jayaram said each NRI would take up a task and shoulder the responsibility of its completion.

“The condition of Anganwadi buildings is bad and we plan to take up their repairs besides constructing smasana vatikas (graveyards), yet another pressing need in villages,” he said. “I am also motivating NRIs to invest in the IT and Tourism sectors, besides construction of the new capital.”

In Guntur, he visited several villages under the Sattenapalli and Narasaraopet constituencies and spoke to the local people’s representatives, beneficiaries of various Government schemes and bureaucrats about success tales relating to soak pits, farm ponds, desilting of tanks and lavatories.

Mr. Jayaram was accompanied by Prasad Garapati and GVVSD Prasad of Sarvodaya Mandal.



Janmabhoomi programme to help diaspora contribute its mite in development of Amaravati evokes good response.



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