Teachers’ Day transformed into Samaikyandhra day

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Ongole: It is Sakala Januala Samme in the real sense. On the 38th day of Samaikyandra agitation, thousands of people from all walks of life came on to...

Ongole: It is Sakala Januala Samme in the real sense. On the 38th day of Samaikyandra agitation, thousands of people from all walks of life came on to the streets to protest against the proposed division of the State. Today being Teachers’ Day, teachers, students and managements of private schools celebrated the day in protest. They celebrated the day on the road. Some of them participated in relay hunger strikes. They conducted games and sports the roads. Later, they organised ‘Vanta Vaarpu’ programme.
Speaking on occasion, teachers declared that they were determined to continue the agitation till the decision was taken back. They claimed that majority of the people in the State, both in Seemandhra and Telangana, were in favour of Samaikyandra. A secret ballot will come out with the truth in this regard, they observed. Both the regions would be hit if the State is divided, they said.
In Podili town of the district, Guru Pujotsavam was celebrated at the local bus stand on Ongole-Kurnool highway. The birth anniversary of former President of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Guru Pujotsavam. The students, teachers and managements have converted the day into a protest day and conducted the programme on the road itself. Samaikyandhra JAC leaders and political parties extended their support to the protest.
In Chirala, Samaikyandra protests continued for 38th day on Thursday. Chirala-Perala Purohita Sangham and Chirala Archaka Sagham conducted a homam for peace under the auspices of Enndowments Department. The members of the Brahmin association hoped that the homam would bring political stability to the State. The municipal employees expressed their protest by organising ‘Vanta Vaarpu’ in front of the municipal office. LIC agents in the town boycotted their work and undertook relay hunger strike.
200 teachers on fast
Akividu (West Godavari): About 200 teachers joined the Samaikyandhra movement by observing relay fast on Teachers’ Day here. Braving sultry weather, the teachers stayed in the fast camp till the end.
40 teaching staff awarded prizes
Guntur: The Vignan University here on Thursday felicitated 40 of its faculty members by distributing cheques worth Rs 15 lakh for their contribution in teaching to mark the Teachers’ Day. Chairman of Vignan institutions Lavu Rattayya, university vice-chancellor Bose, registrar Leela Mohana Rao and others were present at the felicitation function.
Teachers felicitated
Gudivada:Though busy with agitation, the JAC leaders took out time to felicitate their teachers. Retired teachers Yerneni Venkateswara Rao and Ananta Sastry were honoured with shawl and
garlands.
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