ANDHRA PRADESH

Insight into Gandhi’s thoughts

Kanchi Vasudeva Rao, senior journalist, being felicitated by K.S. Sastry of Gandhi Centre and C.S. Rao of Praja Spanadana at a programme organised at the Public Library in Visakhapatnam on Monday.Photo: By Arrangement

Kanchi Vasudeva Rao, senior journalist, being felicitated by K.S. Sastry of Gandhi Centre and C.S. Rao of Praja Spanadana at a programme organised at the Public Library in Visakhapatnam on Monday.Photo: By Arrangement  

An unpublished work on the last days of Mahatma Gandhi in Telugu “Mahatmuni Jeevithamlo Kadapati Samvatsavaram”, written by senior journalist Kanchi Vasudeva Rao, was discussed at a meeting held at the Visakhapatnam Public Library here on Monday.

The programme was organised jointly by the Gandhi Centre and Praja Spandana to mark the 95{+t}{+h}birthday of Vasudeva Rao. He was felicitated on the occasion.

The speakers opined that the work provided an insight into various aspects which were hitherto unheard of in the works on the Mahatma.

Mr. Vasudeva Rao had carefully collected the disturbed thoughts of the Mahatma and wrote what Gandhiji felt after India attained Independence. The entire write up was broadcast by All India Radio in the programme..

Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University K.V. Ramana, former Vice Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University V. Balmohan Das, noted physician G. Raghu Rama Rao, senior journalists B. Prabhakara Sarma and Chintakindi Srinivasa Rao were among those who spoke. K.S. Sastry of Gandhi Centre and C.S. Rao of Praja Spandana were present.

K. Malleswara Rao, presently with AIR Vijayawada, who served as Station Director of AIR, Visakhapatnam, felicitated Mr. Vasudeva Rao.

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