HYDERABAD: The auditorium in the cellar of the NTR Trust Bhavan, TDP central office, here, which normally witnesses political churnings, on Monday attained college atmosphere with several youth, who were wearing T-shirts and jeans, were seen enthusiastically debating academic matters.
The youngsters, from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who recently completed their graduation and post-graduation, are the first batch of job aspirants who are being trained by NTR Trust Bhavan under the aegis of Nara Brahmani, daughter-in-law of TDP supremo and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The programme was launched on Monday, which is also her birthday.
Brahmani, daughter of TDP founder NT Rama Rao’s son Balakrishna, who recently held her maiden press conference as an indication to her possible future political role, on Monday held an orientation class for the students and interacted with them for almost one-and-a-half hour.
According to NTR Memorial Trust, 130 candidates were selected from among about 900 candidates who took a level-II exam, to be trained for competitive exams free of cost. Over 12,000 people had earlier applied for the training. Of these shortlisted students, majority are engineers and MBA graduates.
“I have completed my B Tech in computers recently. I want to become a Group-1 officer. But, I can’t pay for coaching due to my family’s fragile financial position. With the help of NTR Trust, I am hopeful that I will realise my dream,” said Pabba Naga Raju, one of the candidates selected for coaching, told Express.
Brahmani, who is one of the trustees of NTR Trust, said the trust would provide free coaching to the students from economically weaker sections for Group-1 and Group-2 exams.
Sources say her increasingly active role in NTR Trust’s activities mark her steps towards politics, just like her husband Lokesh, who has been made national general secretary of the party, after playing an active role in its organisational affairs.