HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday released ‘Dateline Hyderabad’, a book authored by senior journalist and Indian Journalists Union (IJU) secretary-general Devulapalli Amar here on Thursday.
“Devulapalli Amar has written ‘Dateline Hyderabad’ after very keenly observing the developments that took place in the city. Due to Amar’s integrity and eye for details, the book holds authenticity,” said KCR after releasing the book at a function held at Ravindra Bharathi on Thursday.
The CM reminisced the political developments in the state over the past three decades and said he had done brainstorming on Telangana movement with intellectuals for over 3,500 hours before launching the party. He added that Telangana would not have achieved statehood if the movement had not taken a political form.
“I was able to garner the support of national leaders for Telangana statehood as I worked as Union minister. Turning the movement into a political form was a key development in achieving statehood,” said KCR.
‘Dateline Hyderabad’ is a collection of articles written by Amar on various issues affecting the life of Hyderabad’s population. The eminent journalist came up with the book on the occasion of completing 40 years in the field. Amar has worked in various key positions in the journalism field and has also played important roles in the activities of IJU. On the occasion, senior journalist Ramachandra Murthy appreciated Amar and said that he has been pursuing his duty without compromising values.
Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Veteran journalist Pothuri Venkateshwara Rao, among others were present on the occasion.