Andhra Pradesh

Gurram Jashuva remembered

Prakasam Collector G.S.R.K.R.Vijaykumar paying floral tributes to noted poet Gurram Jashuva in Ongole on Sunday.- Photo: Kommuri Srinivas  

Rich tributes were paid to noted poet Gurram Jashuva on his 119th birth anniversary here on Sunday.

Former Minister G.V.Seshu, Prakasam Collector G.S.R.K.R.Vijaykumar, Dalita Hakulu Parirakshana Samiti district president N. Nagendra Rao, Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti State general secretary U.Brahmaiah Madiga, AP Union of Working Journalists State general secretary I.V.Subba Rao were among those who garlanded the statue of Jashuva, a noted scholar both in Telugu and Sanskrit, at the Prakasam Bhavan here.

A remembrance meeting was held in which the dignitaries showered praises on the great poet whose verses had been adopted in the cremation ground scene in the popular play Harischandra. The Collector recalled that yeomen services rendered by Jashuva for the betterment of Dalits. The Collector was felicitated for getting the national literacy award for his pet programme ‘Prakasam Akshara Vijayam’.

Mr. Seshu said that Jashuva, who had fought against untouchability through his works, including Gabbilam (A Bat), Firadausi (A Rebel), and Kandiseekudu (A Refugee), was a role model for the society.

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