Kishan Reddy, Roja pay tributes to Alluri Sitarama Raju
Union minister for tourism Kishan Reddy and state tourism minister Roja paid rich tributes to freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju
Visakhapatnam: Union minister for tourism and culture G. Kishan Reddy and state tourism minister R.K. Roja paid rich tributes to freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju on the occasion of his death anniversary on Saturday. They garlanded the statue of Sitarama Raju near beach road in Visakhapatnam.
Local MP M.V.V. Satyanarayana, mayor G. Hari Venkata Kumari and MLCs P.V.N. Madhav and Varudu Kalyani were present.
Talking to media persons, Kishan Reddy said that the state government as well as social and political organisations would chalk up an action plan to implement welfare schemes from July 4 this year to July 4, 2023.
State tourism minister Roja said though Sitarama Raju lived for 27 years, his contribution was immense and generations to come would remember him.
Naming an Agency district after him is a tribute to the great leader, Roja said, adding that the state government is implementing several welfare schemes to benefit Adivasis, for which Sitarama Raju fought against the British.
She said the Centre has sanctioned a museum to house Sitarama Raju’s works and artefacts, which will be built on 22 acres of land.
“The places visited by him would be developed as tourist spots,’’ Roja added.