NTR first to introduce disabled pensions: TDP Ravula Chandrashekhar Reddy
Telangana Telugu Desam Party conducted the International Day of Disabled Persons at NTR Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Jubilee Hills: Telangana Telugu Desam Party conducted the International Day of Disabled Persons at NTR Bhavan here on Tuesday. Former chairman of Vikalangula Corporation Saibaba presided over the programme. TDP politburo member Ravula Chandrashekhar Reddy, who was invited as chief guest, paid tributes to the party founder and former chief minister NT Rama Rao before starting the programme.
Recalling that it was NTR who for the first time in India introduced pensions to the disabled, Ravula criticised the State government for its apathy towards disabled persons. Sarcastically, he asked the State government to review what it had done to disabled persons in the last six years.
Based on the suggestions from disabled persons, TDP leaders resolved to demand that the state government allocate necessary funds for the welfare of disabled persons, to fill backlog posts reserved for disabled persons and establish a separate university for the disabled.
Saibaba said that TDP always gave priority to education, healthcare and employment sectors. He suggested that the governments ensure that disabled people get employment instead of merely providing them pensions. TDP official spokesperson Kothakota Dayakar Reddy, TDP leader Bakkani Narsimhulu and others spoke on the occasion.
Later, Saibaba felicitated disabled persons Mangala Amma, Ramchander and Yesubabu on the occasion. TDP executive secretary Sripathi Satish Kumar, state secretaries Srinivas Naidu, Jatoth Indira, minority cell president Tajuddin, Balasubramanyam, TDP leaders Ravindra Chary, Nallela Kishore, Muralidhar, Balraj Goud, Narsimha Rao, Yadaiah and others attended the programme.