Andhra Pradesh

Realisation of ‘gram swaraj’our aim, says Deputy CM

Deputy Chief Minister K. Narayanaswamy speaking at a programme at Karveti Nagaram in Chittoor district on Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Minister K. Narayanaswamy speaking at a programme at Karveti Nagaram in Chittoor district on Wednesday.  

Narayanaswamy inaugurates village secretariat office

The YSR Congress Party government is making all efforts for realisation of the aspirations of Mahatma Gandhi, according to Deputy Chief Minister K. Narayanaswamy. He was speaking at the 150th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in the Karveti Nagaram mandal headquarters after inaugurating the village secretariat office.

Mr. Narayanaswamy said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was committed to total prohibition in a phased manner and keen on taking the administration to the doorstep of the people.

Mr. Narayanaswamy said that the concept of village and ward secretariats was in tune with Gandhi’s gram swaraj slogan, giving more powers to the local bodies. “The village secretariats will aim at extending prompt services to the public with transparency,” he said.

He said that the government proposed abnormal increase in the prices of liquor as a part of its move towards total prohibition. He said that the police administration would be made to function transparently, making every police station like a temple. “I appeal to all parents to send their children to schools without fail and avail the benefits of the ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme. The government is also committed to providing house sites to all the eligible,” he said.

In Chittoor town, Andhra Pradesh Backward Classes’ Welfare Association Core Committee chairman T.G. Suresh, also known as Bullet Suresh, organised a programme under the banner of Bullet Srinivasan Charitable Trust where merit scholarships were given away to students.

Cotton bags distributed

Meanwhile, the Lions Club (Chittoor) distributed about 1,000 cotton bags to the public to mark the Gandhi Jayanti. Lions Club director P. Parthasarathy Naidu and president Ramesh Babu said that the objective of the programme was to create awareness among the public about the ban on single use plastic.

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