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“Absolute power corrupts  absolutely” is an immensely  known saying  in English. To prove it, here is an example: when Tanguturi Prakasham Panthulu was the CM of Andhra region in the year 1953, a couple of his party friends and other political leaders thought of  wishing  him on his birthday; then they reached  the CM's  camp office and were waiting,  with bouquets in hands, to enter  the room  even after taking the permission of his PA. 

The P A  went in to apprise him that there were some leaders who wanted to wish him on the eve  of his birth day. But the CM said , “No”; and thereafter, he  walked out of his office  from the back door. The P A was shocked.  The next  day,  the PA asked him, “ Sir, why did not you allow them  to greet you yesterday?” The  CM answered him: “Today, I am in power; so they have come to wish me; 

if I were in not power,  they would not have visited me ... see, if  they would  come next year for the same.” This writer was forced to share this  piece of truth  in response to the article “ Wind up all fans assns: KTR to supporters”(07.01.2019). It is really a thought-provoking signal  from KTR, the working president of TRS, who asked all his supporters not to form any   'associations', or 'senas' in his name  as KTR Yuva Sena, KTR Seva Dal, KTR Fans Associations in several districts in the state of Telangana and fan pages in social media like Facebook. Because, such platforms are known as groups which will try to get favour by eulogising the responsible persona who are in limelight with power and position; and some time these fans associations may tempt the responsible citizens  to misuse their offices in return to  satiate the desires of sycophants. 

By asking his fans, KTR has proved himself to be a matured politician, who does not want to entertain such so called fans and associations. It indicates that he does not want to misuse his absolute power  to build up his own image. In fact, none can enhance his/her image  by  eulogising people in power/position; they do come up in their field by working hard is a fundamental rule to be followed by the aspirants in any field.

Being the scions  of  established  persons, some  may get an entry into the field of their parents easily;  but it is they, who will have  to prove  themselves  in the field in which they get entry because of their parents. Or else, they will find themselves nowhere in the field. 

Besides this,  let us congratulate KTR for being invited  by Harvard University to attend the Harvard Indian Annual Conference scheduled  to be held in the month of February to address as a special speaker in the conference on the theme “ India at Inflection Point.” The conference is expected  to be attended by  about 1000 educationalists, students and professionals.  Further, it is a proud moment for all the people of Telangana, as  he is representing the   state at international level.

 - Dr  Venkat Avula, Hyderabad


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