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Help banish poverty, Venkaiah tells social bodies

Exhorting voluntary organisations and corporate entities to come forward to root out poverty by extending required support, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said, “We can eradicate poverty by skill development and training to youth to get jobs and employment opportunities and the Swarna Bharath Trust was going ahead in that direction in coordination with some IT companies”.

Delivering inaugural address of the Swarna Bharath Trust at Srirama Nagar in Muchchintal near Shamshabad here, which was launched by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Venkaiah Naidu ruled out politics in Swarna Bharath Trust, which was not taking any grants from the government. The aim of the Trust is to develop farmers, women and youth of rural areas get jobs and employment opportunities.

Venkaiah said that the Trust is working in collaboration with some IT companies to expand its services. He said that sole aim of the Trust is to provide jobs to youth through training, skills and encourage them get employment opportunities.  He stressed the need for protecting great Indian culture, tradition, mother tongue and mother land and asked the parents to encourage their children in this regard. A person who forgets his mother and motherland is not a man he observed.

Venkaiah Naidu denied the idea of pushing his children into politics as hereditary politics is not correct. “Though some leaders used to suggest to me  to bring my children into politics, I do not agree. Though I listen to leaders that my son is smarter and taller than me and it is better to push him into politics which is not correct. Even my daughter is into social service for long time and I totally disagree to push my children into politics,” he curtly said. “Our nation has thousands years of history and it is for the parents to educate their children about great people and personalities, our rich culture and traditions”, Venkaiah Naidu said. He expressed displeasure at the recently witnessed Kiss Festival and Beef Festival which lack any sense and meaning.

Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatraya, Manohar Parrikar and others were present. (NSS)