The University of Hyderabad (UoH) in association with the Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana organized a Commemorative seminar on “A year of Telangana State – Road Map Ahead” at the UoH city campus (Golden Threshold) on 5th June 2015.
Dr. S Jeelani, Director, Centre for Distance and Virtual Learning gave a warm welcome to the dignitaries and Prof. V Venkata Ramana, faculty and former Dean, School of Management Studies, UoH and coordinator of the seminar introduced the theme and the guests. Dr. Venkata Ramana outline the theme of the seminar and said that the Government has done very well in the last one year. The views expressed in this seminar will be forwarded to the Government. He also called upon the students to be positive as the state is focusing on creating more job opportunities for the youth. He said that all have to play an important role in the developmental activities of the state to make it Bangaru Telangana.
Dr. K. Keshava Rao, Hon’ble Member of Parliament; Secretary General, TRS and Leader of the TRS Parliamentary party was the Chief Guest. In his address the Hon’ble MP happily shared the achievements of the new state in the last one year where a survey showed that 67% of the state population were satisfied with the development taking place. The state is giving utmost importance to the education sector, water resources, agriculture, employment and power in the state. With surplus resources Telangana will be on par with the best not only in the country but also globally, said Dr. Rao. He also added that through this seminar suggestions on the above may be sent to the Government for consideration.
Prof. R.P Sharma, Vice Chancellor i/C of UoH in his presidential address gave an account of his experiences in understanding the struggle for a separate Telangana right from his younger days. Today this dream of all Telanganites is a reality, he added.
Dr. Keshava Rao was felicitated by the VC and other officials of the University.
Later a panel discussion took place on the topics of Journalism, Art & Culture, Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship with specific reference to Telangana. Prof. V Krishna, Controller of Examinations was the session chair and conducted the proceedings. The panel discussion was started with a cultural song by Mr. Venkatesh Chauan, Research Scholar of Telugu Dept. UoH. In the Panel Discussion Shri Kingshuk Nag, Resident Editor of the Times of India who has authored a book on Telangana agitation said that the state is already a Banguru Telangana (Golden Telangana) with surplus budget. Shri Sampath Kumar, MLA from Alampur constituency called upon the Government to fill the vacancies immediately and fulfil the aspirations of the unemployed youth of Telangana. Senior Journalist Shri B Narsing Rao said that the Government should give priority to the welfare schemes for the people and should be careful while executing new projects.
Shri N Ramachandra Rao, MLC expressed that quality education should be the priority for the Telangana Government. Though there are now two Telugu speaking states, people in both the states should maintain cordial relationship, as we are all Indians. Senior journalist Shri CH Rajesvar Rao spoke about the present journalism scenario in Telangana and said that the journalists should not yield to any pressure and must focus on reporting the facts only.
Shri C Vittal, Member Telangana Public Service Commission gave an account of the difficulties being faced in finalizing the criteria for announcing jobs in Telangana. However he was confident that the issues will be sorted out soon and they will be able to come out with the job notification in due course. He also declared that the TPSC website is now active and all information will be available soon. TPSC will be one of the most transparent service commissions, he added. Dr. P Ramulu, faculty in the Telugu department of UoH stated that Government should encourage Universities as they are places of learning and research. Top priority should be accorded to higher and quality education for the development of the youth and the state, he added. Later all the panelists were felicitated by the UoH officials.
Shri T Narayana, Secretary, UoH Telangana Employees Association proposed the vote of thanks.