Telangana State Legislative Assembly on has passed a unanimous resolution seeking Bharat Ratna for Pv Narasimha Rao
Telangana State Legislative Assembly on has passed a unanimous resolution seeking Bharat Ratna for Pv Narasimha Rao the groundwork for second nuclear testing.
The Chief Minister lauded the land reforms of PV Narasimha Rao as the Chief Minister of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh in 1972. He said Narasimha Rao had set an example for others by handing over his land of about 800 acres above the land ceiling to the State government. “Though it had cost him his post, he empowered the poor in the State by providing them land,” he said. He stated that the former Prime Minister brought reforms in all the departments which he held as a Minister at the State and the national level.
“He launched the residential education in the country by establishing Navodaya Vidyalayas at the national level and Sarvail schools in the State abolished the detention system in the State till Class VII, established Telugu Akademic for development of the language and ensured availability of all academic textbooks in Telugu. He was also a pioneer in starting open jails as part of reforms in the Prisons Department.”
The Chief Minister said Narasimha Rao was a multi-faceted personality who was nothing short of a lotus with 1,000 petals. He stated that apart from being a politician, the former Prime Minister was an intellectual, literary giant, and multi-linguist among others. “He can be considered alongside great persons like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, KA Munshi, Jawaharlal Nehru. He recreated Vishwanatha Satyanarayana’s ‘Veyi Padagalu’ in Hindi as ‘Sahasra Phan’ and got appreciated by the latter for its recreation without losing its soul.”
Chandrashekhar Rao that Narasimha Rao who was responsible for getting the due recognition to literary giants like Vishwanatha Satyanarayana, C Narayana Reddy, and Kaloji Narayana Rao at the national level, did not get his due recognition till date. He stated that it was high time that the former Prime Minister was honored with his due place in history by awarding him with the Bharat Ratna.
Ministers KT Rama Rao, V Srinivas Goud, A Indra Karan Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Gangula Kamalakar, Congress Legislative Party leader Bhatti Vikramarka, and several other MLAs also spoke on the occasion.