Press Esc to close

SC/ST colony in AP named after Suu Kyi

HYDERABAD, Nov 17, 2012 DHNS: 23:45 IST
Token of affection: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi being presented with bangles by women during her visit to Papasanipalli village in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is also seen. PTI
“My name is Aung San Suu Kyi. It means a bright collection of strange victories and I wish that the women of the colony named after me have all the success in life,” said Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, at a SC/ST colony named after her at Papasanipalli village in Anantapur district.

“However, victory does not come by itself. You have to work hard for it,” she told the women of the self-help groups. Andhra Pradesh Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy, who translated Suu Kyi’s remarks in Telugu, encouraged villagers to take inspiration from her life.
“She spent 25 years in jail for the sake of democracy,” the minister told the gathering. Suu Kyi, accompanied by Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, visited a few villages in the Madakasira constituency to study the socio-economic transformation of villagers, brought about by various government welfare schemes. The Nobel laureate arrived at the Kothulagutta village from Bangalore in a helicopter around 9:30 am. Suu Kyi then attended a power point presentation on rural development in the state and the impact of welfare schemes implemented by the Central and state governments. She later travelled by road to Govindapuram village and interacted with people working under MGNREGS, the government’s flagship rural job scheme.

Suu Kyi also visited the Papasanipalli village and interacted with local women to gain first hand knowledge of how the self-help groups have transformed their lives. She rested for a while at the house of Muddamma, a member of a self-help group, before leaving for Bangalore. The women presented her a Dharmavaram silk saree.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

A general view of Mumbai's central financial district...

A general view of Mumbai's central financial district...

BJP supporters pose after lighting candles in a formation of the map of Gujarat...

BJP supporters pose after lighting candles in a formation of the map of Gujarat...

Mulayam Singh offers cake to his son Akhilesh Yadav during his 79th birthday celebrations....

Mulayam Singh offers cake to his son Akhilesh Yadav during his 79th birthday celebrations....

Trump with Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump...

Trump with Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump...

Shah Rukh Khan at the Mard Concert, also known as Lalkar...

Shah Rukh Khan at the Mard Concert, also known as Lalkar...

Murli Vijay, K L Rahul and Vijay Shankar at a practice sesion in Nagpur ...

Murli Vijay, K L Rahul and Vijay Shankar at a practice sesion in Nagpur ...

Sikh devotees carrying palanquin in a Nagar Kirtan procession at the Golden Temple...

Sikh devotees carrying palanquin in a Nagar Kirtan procession at the Golden Temple...

A BJP worker dressed up Lord Hanuman along with a Muslim party worker takes part in a campaign...

A BJP worker dressed up Lord Hanuman along with a Muslim party worker takes part in a campaign...

Shraddha Kapoor being felicitated by Film maker Subhash Ghai as the youth icon during IFFI...

Shraddha Kapoor being felicitated by Film maker Subhash Ghai as the youth icon during IFFI...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.