Lokesh Strikes a Chord with Telugu NRIs in the US

The TDP leader succeeds in convincing the NRIs to adopt 250 villages under Smart AP- Smart villages, the state govt’s flagship programme

Published: 10th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s son Lokesh has tasted another success during his 10-day US tour by signing up Non-resident Telugus to adopt 250 villages under Smart AP - Smart  Villages/Wards programme on Saturday.

Lokesh addressed a gathering of 800 NRIs at the India Community Centre in Milpitas city in California on Saturday.

According to TDP leader LVSRK Prasad, there was a huge response to Lokesh’s call to the Non-resident Telugus to adopt one village each in AP. As many as 250 Telugus have signed up for the State government’s flagship programme. Earlier, he inspired 126 NRIs to sign up for the programme in Los Angeles.

According to a TDP release, Lokesh told the NRIs that Chief Minister Naidu had a goal to see AP among the top three States in India by 2022. “Naidu wants AP to be the top most State by 2029 and the best State of Southeast Asia,” the young politico said.

“In order to achieve this goal, CM Naidu feels that all villages across the State should be developed as smart villages,” he added.

Impressive Gains

  • Lokesh convinces 250 NRIs at Milpitas city in California to adopt one AP village each.
  • Milpitas mayor Jose Esteves appreciates the work of Lokesh and presents him with a ‘Mayor Recognition Certificate’.
  • Lokesh receives a rousing welcome with flower petals showered from the sky by a helicopter.


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