Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to provide equal and fair opportunity to students from all states of India, by permitting them to take all competitive exams in regional languages, in addition to English and Hindi languages.
He also wrote a letter to President Ramnath Kovind, requesting him to release a commemorative stamp on the occasion of former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s birth centenary, during the latter’s south India sojourn at Hyderabad.
In his letter to Prime Minister Modi, Chandrashekar Rao said that all competitive exams for recruitment to posts in the Central government, Central public sector undertakings, railways, defence services and nationalised banks are held only in two languages – Hindi and English.
He said, “students who do not come from English medium or those not from Hindi speaking states face a serious disadvantage in such competitive examinations.”
Rao urged Modi to ensure the Centre to conduct all competitive exams for recruitments in regional languages.
In his letter to Kovind, Chief Minister Rao said if the President releases the commemorative stamp, it will be a fitting tribute to the former prime minister. He brought to the notice of the President that the government of Telangana state was celebrating the birth centenary of Narasimha Rao, who was born on June 28, 1921, at Vangara village in Karimnagar district.
Chandrashekar Rao said that Narasimha Rao was not only a reformer who initiated seminal economic reforms, but was a multi-faceted leader, who made substantial contributions to human resources development, international relations, rural development, science and technology, arts, culture and literature, among others.