Andhra Pradesh

‘Civic morality need of the hour’

Supreme Court Judge Jasti Chalameswar presents the Bommidala Srikrishnamurthy Foundation Spoorthy Award to orthopaedician S.V Adinarayana Rao in Guntur on Saturday.— PHOTO: T. VIJAYA KUMAR  

: Civic morality is a nobler virtue than individual morality and in spite of 500 years of modern civilisation, very few in this country follow civic morality, observed Judge, Supreme Court of India, Jasti Chalameswar.

“People often talk about individual morality and clean habits but very few think of about civic morality in the country. I feel it is shameful that a Prime Minister should remind the people of civic sense and civic morality,’’ Justice Chalamewar said at the presentation of Spoorthi Awards by the Bommidala Srikrishnamurthy Foundation here on Saturday.

Lauding the efforts of the foundation chairman Bommidala Srikrishnamurthy in recognising people who have been trying to make a difference in society, Justice Chalameswar said that the foundation has been among the very few in the country which have been rendering selfless service.

“Change is possible and after witnessing the turnout in the auditorium, I believe the country is heading towards a right direction. People should know the value of civic morality,’’ he said.

This year, five people, including a Havildar who laid down his life fighting against terrorists at the Pathankot air base, received the Spoorthi Award. They awardees are Visakhapatnam-based orthopaedic surgeon Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao, Telugu writer K. Siva Reddy, educationist Koneru Satya Prasad, agriculturist Subhash Palekar and Havildar Jagadish Chand.

Dr. Narayana Rao said that he had always thought serving the needy and giving back to society had given him greater satisfaction. Mr. Satya Prasad of Heal Foundation, who has built orphan homes in Gannavaram, said that whenever he gives to the poor and the needy, his bank balances have gone up.

Minister for Transport Sidda Raghava Rao and retired Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court, Justice Ambati Lakshmana Rao, spoke.

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