Thursday, November 01, 2007

Help in fighting terrorism, youth told

Thursday, 01 November 2007

Kadapa, November 01: Kadapa Zilla Parishad Chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy on Wednesday called upon youth to gear up to root out terrorism.

Addressing a ‘Rashtriya Sankalpa Divas’ meeting at Kalakshetram, she lamented that terrorists were claiming lives of innocent persons by their mindless acts of destruction.

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, an epitome of courage, fell prey to extremists’ bullets in 1984, she said.

Recalling the recent blasts at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat at Hyderabad, she said terrorists were targeting the youth and wondered what their goal was.

Terrorists must realise that their acts yield no benefits to the people and should shed the mindless violence, Ms. Jyothi Reddy said.
‘Black day’

Indira Gandhi strived for eradication of poverty with the slogan ‘Roti, kapda aur makaan’ and the day she was gunned down by terrorists was a black day, Kadapa MLA Mohd. Ahmedullah said. Joint Collector M. Girijasankar called for countering terrorism with united efforts. Terrorism was growing all over the world. He suggested counselling of youth to prevent them from aiding terrorists and naxalites.

Poverty was driving youth to terrorism and naxalism, he observed.

The Indian Army, police and the Government were striving to root out terrorism and youth should extend a helping hand, Kadapa DSP D. Narasimha Reddy said. Youth should not ruin their lives by abetting terrorism, but emerge as good citizens, CEO of Society for Training and Employment Promotion (STEP) B. Maheswara Reddy said. Students participated and recited the national anthem at the end of the meeting.
Rich tributes

Congressmen garlanded the portrait of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the District Congress Committee office on Wednesday and paid rich tributes on her 23rd death anniversary.

DCC president A. Amarnath Reddy, Mahila Congress district president A. Prabhavathi, DCC general secretary M. Venkataramana Reddy, city Congress president T. Sivasankar and others also condoled the death of P. Chandrapratap Reddy, brother of Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy and seven bus passengers at Chitvel by observing brief silence.

ZP chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy, Kadapa MLA Mohd. Ahmedullah and MLC Shaik Hussain were also present.

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