VIJAYAWADA: As many as 57 meritorious class X students of Krishna district were conferred with ‘Pratibha Puraskarams’ by Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister N Chandrababu at a program organised by the Swarna Bharathi Trust, Atkur Village here Thursday.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Chandrababu Naidu exhorted that every individual has the responsibility of protecting one’s mother tongue and its heritage. He said majority of the students from Andhra Pradesh have cracked the prestigious AIIMS, IIIT and Jipmer examinations. Plans are afoot by the government to transform the State as ‘Knowledge Hub’ by providing corporate education and introduce digital classes through providing internet facility under Fiber Grid project, he said. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the students to inculcate the habit of promoting heritage and to enable people of other regions to relish the sweetness of Telugu language. He said book reading is an effective way to gain knowledge and development. Earlier, the Union Minister also launched the Vidyanjali program and interacted with the students of ASR ZPHigh School, Atkuru.
Deputy Speaker for AP Assembly Mandali Buddha Prasad, Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, P Manikyala Rao and KSrinivas and other officials also present.