Civic officials neglect Gurajada house in Vizianagaram

Literary personalities demand hasting of Gurajada heritage structure works.

Vizianagaram: Though the state government has declared the residence of social reformer and the doyen of Telugu literature, Gurajada Appa Rao, in Vizianagaram and its adjacent property to be developed as a historic museum, there has been no move from the Vizianagaram Municipality said former Rajya Sabha member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad.

On Monday, several literary personalities met at the house of Gurajada in Vizianagaram. Speaking to the newspersons on this occasion, Mr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad said, “G. Prasad, the great grandson of Gurajada Appa Rao, gave their house to the Municipality upon instructions from the government. But the officials have failed to allocate an alternate land for them.”

Eminent film actor and writer, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, said, “The Municipality officials announcing that they would introduce the bill in the Council is a welcome move. The heritage structure should reflect the literary and social services rendered to society,” added Mr Rao.

Mr Lakshmi Prasad later added that they would give about Rs 10,000 to the heirs of Gurajada Appa Rao every month. “If we find any neglect on the part of the government in developing the heritage structure, we would intensify our stir in the coming days,” he added.

Several writers and poets present at the meeting also demanded the government to name the upcoming university in the district after Gurajada Appa Rao. Popular writer Rama Tirtha demanded the government to construct memorial buildings for Gurajada in every district. Chaganti Tulasi, Chandu Subba Rao and others were present.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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