Education key to achieving progress, says Andhra DyCM

 K E Krishnamurthy, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, said on Sunday that communities could achieve progress only through education. Instead of depending on age-old occupations, it is necessary to shift focus to education, which holds the solution to every problem.

He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of the Idiga hostel organised by the district unit of the Arya Idiga Gouna Mahasabha here.

The Idiga community should ensure that the womenfolk are educated so that they can grow on a par with men, said Vinay Kumar Sorake, Minister for Urban Development.

MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary said though the Idiga community had a population of 40 lakh in State, they were unable to make use of government schemes due to lack of unity.

The government should hand over the area allotted to a Denmark institute on Hampi Kannada University premises meant for dairy farming to Narayana Guru Trust to start a university, said MLA Malikayya Guttedar.

MLA Madhu Bangarappa, J P Narayanswamy, State unit president of the Karnataka Pradesh Arya Idigara Sangha, Guntakal MLA R Jitendra Gowda, former MLA R Narayanappa, K V Raveendranath Babu, M Thimmegowda, president of the Mahila Sangha of Arya Idigara Sangha Nalinakshi Sannappa, H Mahadev, Narayan Guru Trust president Rajendran, Shivaswami Saibaba and others were present.

Joint Managing Director of The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited and Editor of Deccan Herald K N Tilak Kumar presented a cheque for Rs 10 lakh towards the development of the hostel.

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