VIZIANAGARAM: Minister for Telugu Language, Cultural, Information and Public Relations P Raghunatha Reddy announced that a Music and Dance Academy would be set up in Vizianagaram. The minister visited the 92-year-old Maharaja Music College in the town on Monday and interacted with the students.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that arts are the wealth of society and the TDP government never neglected the importance of the arts. With Vizianagaram having been conserving various arts, the minister said that it was the right place to set up the academy. All the repairs to the music college buildings and creating the infrastructure facilities would be done on priority, he assured to the faculty and students. Talking about the shortage of the lecturers in the collage, the minister assured that the teaching staff would be recruited through the outsourcing process. The minister directed collector MM Naik to provide accommodation for the girl students in the women’s college hostel and boys in the other hostels temporarily, assuring sanction of additional buildings and hostels for the college at the earliest.
Responding to doubts about employment to students, principal of Music College Anuradha Parasuram and Sanskrit College principal Swapna Hyndavi informed the minister that there were employment opportunities for music students in the endowment department, TTD and also in the cine industry.
Housing minister K Mrunalini, zilla parishad chairperson Shobha Swati Rani and MLAs were present.