Growing intolerance, jealousy in society worrying, says Telangana CM

On Thursday, Revanth participated in a programme at Maha Buddha Vihar on the occasion of Buddha Purnima celebrations at Secunderabad.
Chief Miniser A Revanth Reddy offers prayers at Mahabodhi Buddha Vihara in Mahendra Hills, Hyderabad on Thursday
Chief Miniser A Revanth Reddy offers prayers at Mahabodhi Buddha Vihara in Mahendra Hills, Hyderabad on Thursday Photo | Sri Loganathan Velmurugan

HYDERABAD : Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Thursday said that growing intolerance and jealousy in society are a cause for worry. To overcome these issues, India needs to follow the Buddha’s message, he added.

“As an individual and also on behalf of the government, I will extend help to spread the message of Buddha to everyone in the society,” he said.

On Thursday, Revanth participated in a programme at Maha Buddha Vihar on the occasion of Buddha Purnima celebrations at Secunderabad.

Addressing the gathering, he said that the government will sanction funds from the Special Development Fund (SDF) to build a dhyana mandir.

Revanth said that visiting the Buddha Vihar gave him immense pleasure and a feeling of spiritual uplift. He praised Buddha, saying that at the age of 29, Buddha started preaching peace by relinquishing power and his kingdom.

“Buddha’s doctrine has been alive for the last 2,500 years. I am greatly inspired by Buddha’s teachings. The line ‘Meditation should not be done as a task, but every task should be done as meditation’ has influenced me a lot,” he added.

Revanth to visit Medigadda

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy is expected to visit Medigadda and Annaram barrages in the next four days. Irrigation Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy revealed this after holding a meeting with engineering-in-chiefs of Irrigation department here on Thursday. L&T Director SV Desai too attended the meeting. L&T was the contracting agency of the Medigadda barrage.

During the meeting, Uttam directed the officials to take up temporary repair works on a war-footing as suggested by the interim report of the expert committee of the National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA) on Medigadda barrage.

According to sources, the works were going on at the Medigadda to avert further damage to the barrage during monsoon season. Once the CM visits the barrage, then the government would take a final decision on the barrage issue.

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