Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Thammineni Seetharam on Saturday said that several leaders of Srikakulam district played a key role in the independence struggle, while urging the young generation to study their biographies. He hoisted the Tricolour on a 150- foot tall pole on the premises of a temple constructed for Mahatama Gandhi in Shanti Nagar Colony of Srikakulam district.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that Veera Gunnamma, Garimella Satyanarayana, Chowdary Satyanarayana, Gowthu Latchanna and others played a prominent role in the struggle. He hailed the initiative of Gandhi Mandir team for establishing statues of great leaders under one roof.
Srikakulam Collector Shrikesh B. Lathkar assured to provide more civic amenities on the premises. Gandhi Mandir committee members Jami Bhima Sankar, M.V.S.S. Shastri, Natukulam Mohan and others were present.