Efforts on to develop all 676 public libraries in Telangana: Kadiyam Srihari
The State government has been according utmost importance to the development of infrastructure public libraries in the state, noted Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari. He said efforts were being made towards digitalisation of libraries across Telangana.
Hanamkonda: The State government has been according utmost importance to the development of infrastructure public libraries in the state, noted Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari. He said efforts were being made towards digitalisation of libraries across Telangana.
There are 676 libraries in the State, where about 68 lakh books are available. The libraries would soon be equipped with internet and Wi-fi facilities in a phased manner for the benefit of students and unemployed youth.
The Deputy CM addressed a gathering in Hanamkonda on Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of Md Aziz Khan, recently appointed as the chairman of Warangal Urban District Grandhalaya Samstha. Srihari, referring to the proposals submitted to the government towards development of the Regional Library and the District Central Library with a cost of Rs 79 lakhs and Rs 92 lakhs respectively, said Rs 1.71 crores would be granted with immediate effect.
Stating that libraries are the treasure troves of knowledge, the Deputy CM said he used to visit the District Library regularly and that helped him excel in studies and develop his personality. He asked Aziz Khan to ensure all the books required by the youth for appearing for competitive examinations available at the libraries.
Srihari further said that the TRS government is extending all required support to the minorities in the State. For the first time in the country, the government has started 200 Gurukul schools for minorities and enhanced overseas education scholarship from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for the community students.
Aziz Khan in his address promised to live up to the expectations put in him and execute his duties towards the overall development of libraries. On the day, the newly appointed directors of Grandhalaya Samstha - Samudrala Madhu, Kaveti Kavitha, K Sukanya, Sanga Sampath – also sworn in.
MP P Dayakar, Warangal Mayor N Narender, MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhasker, State Grandhalaya Samstha Chairman Prof Sridharachary, KUDA chairman M Yadava Reddy and others are present.
Deputy CM hits at Congress & TDP
Speaking at a programme at TRS Warangal Urban party office, the Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari has come down heavily on Congress and TDP leaders for their reported remarks against him.
He said the Congress leaders hold patent over corruption and misappropriation of public funds. ‘They lack moral grounds to criticise me. I have been in politics for the past three decades and known for my integrity and honesty. If Congress leaders prove that I ever took money from anyone offering contracts or posts, I will quit politics,’ he said.
The TDP leaders are rejected by the public in Telangana and it is better for them not to speak against me or the TRS government. Both Congress and TDP have neglected Telangana development when they are in rule, he added.