Babu Jagjivan Ram remembers his birthday

Plans underway to include leader’s biography in school textbooks, minister says

Plans underway to include leader’s biography in school textbooks, minister says

Social Affairs Minister Pinipe Viswaroop said the YSRCP government was working in line with the ideology of Babu Jagjivan Ram and Dr BR Ambedkar. Efforts are being made to introduce biographies of leaders into state textbooks, he said.

Mr. Viswaroop, along with Ministers A. Suresh and Velampalli Srinivas paid tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram on the occasion of the 114 and birthday party hosted by Andhra Pradesh government at Thummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada on Tuesday.

He said the YSRCP government is implementing several programs for the welfare of SCs, STs, BCs and minorities. “Babu Jagjivan Ram had fought against injustice inflicted on the oppressed section of society as a parliamentarian for 50 years,” he said.

The minister further said that the state government has allocated ₹7,214 crore from the ₹8,518 crore budget of the SC sub-plan for SC corporations, adding that more than ₹9,200 crore has been allocated for boarding schools social.

Mr. Suresh said the government has so far spent more than ₹1 lakh crore on various programs relating to the education sector.

MPs Malladi Vishnu, Mr. Nagarjuna, U. Sridevi, MLC Dokka Manikya Varaprasad, Vijayawada Mayor R. Bhagyalakshmi, Andhra Pradesh SC Commission Chairman Mr. Victor Prasad, SC Co-operative Finance Chairman Corporation J. Prabhakar Rao and others were present on the occasion.

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