Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has presented Kaloji Narayan Rao Literary award to noted literary personality Rama Chandramouli on Wednesday at Pragathi Bhavan here.
The award was presented today to commemorate the birth anniversary of noted Poet and Telangana literary personality Kaloji Narayan Rao. Speaking on the occasion, CM said Rama Chandramouli is perfectly eligible for the Award.
The CM handed over one lakh 1,116 as cash prize and felicitated Rama Chandramouli with a shawl and a memento. Minister T Srinivas Yadav, Government’s Advisor KV Ramanachary, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Cultural Affairs Secretary Srinivasa Raju, Director Mamidi Harikrishna, Rythu Bandhu Samithi State President Palla Rajeshwar Reddy were among others present on the occasion.
Rich tributes were paid to Kaloji Narayana Rao by the Chief Minister, Speaker and other Ministers, MLAs and officials at Assembly premises today before commencing the assembly this morning.
Poet Kaloji Narayana Rao Birth Anniversary Celebrations were held at the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University(PJTSAU) here on Wednesday.
Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU Dr V Praveen Rao, had garlanded the portrait of Kaloji Narayana Rao and paid floral tributes in a program organised at the Administrative building in Rajendranagar. Registrar, PJTSAU Dr S Sudheer Kumar and University officers, Teaching & Non-teaching staff members and outsourcing employees were also paid floral tributes to Kaloji Narayana Rao.
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The DG of Dr MCR HRD Institute BP Acharya fondly recalled his association with the legendary poet during his tenure as the District Collector, Warangal in the early nineties. “It was my good fortune that I had several interactions with Kaloji, which provided me with a rare opportunity to understand his multifaceted personality as a Poet, Telangana Ideologue, Freedom Fighter, and Political Activist”, he said and stated that Kaloji always gave importance to the welfare of society and lived a simple life. Kaloji wrote poetry in the language spoken by the common man, created a wider awakening among the masses about their problems, and thereby provided a big boost to the movement for the separate State of Telangana”, said Acharya.