GUNTUR: District collector Suresh Kumar said that the youth should draw inspiration from Alluri Sitaramaraju (Manyam Veerudu) whose 117th jayanthi was celebrated at the revenue marriage hall here Friday.
The celebrations which started with cultural programmes by the students of Government Music and Dance College, later witnessed various competitions for the students, including essay writing and elocution.
On the occasion, Guntur MLA (west) M Venugopal Reddy said that he would strive for the installation of Sitaramaraju’s statue in Parliament.
Guntur MLA (east) Musthafa, MLCs S Basava Punnaiah and KS Lakshmana Rao and freedom fighter Pavuluri Sivarama Krishnaiah reminisced the heroic deeds of Sitaramaraju on the occasion.
Joint collector Vivek Yadav, additional joint collector K Nageswara Rao, trainee assistant collector Siva Sankar, DEO D Anjaneyulu, teachers, students and staff of Government Music and Dance College participated in the celebrations.