Former Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao assumed charge as Chairman of A.P. Brahmin Welfare Corporation at Dharmika Bhavan at Abids here on Sunday.
After assuming the charge Sri Krishna Rao interacted with the Media. Firstly he thanked Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu for appointing him as Chairman, APBWC.
Krishna Rao briefed about the activities and progress made by the Corporation in designing the schemes. So far the Corporation extended financial assistance about 10000 poor Brahmins directly towards Scholarships, education, coaching for competitive exams, skill development and entrepreneurships development, without involving middle men.
The Corporation plans to expand the organization’s schemes to newer areas, such as health insurance, food and shelter for destitute, widows and elderly, and construction of Aarama Kshetrams and Community Halls for the community. There is a need to conduct door-to-door baseline survey in detail for data collection of Brahmin Families residing in Andhra Pradesh by an experienced professional organization. So that beneficiaries and their needs could be met effectively and accordingly instructed officials to commence the Survey.
Krishna Rao has approved increasing the financial assistance under Bharati Educational Scheme so that the revised scheme amount meets around 50% of the total expenses incurred by the students towards Fees, Hostel, Study material etc.,.
The APBWC Chairman informed that there is a proposal “Sri Krishna – Sudama Endowment Scheme” which will be launched shortly by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Main objective of the Scheme is to collect endowment from the Donors and the interest accrued will be served the marginalized Brahmin Community for their overall development which includes economic, social, religious and cultural life on a sustainable basis in a selfless and inspirational manner, through the scheme.
Senior Journalist Dr. Potturi Venkateswara Rao, Advisor (Communications) to Govt. of A.P. Dr. Parakala Prabhakar, Prl. Secretary Endowments J.S.V. Prasad, Prl. Secretary APPSC A. Giridhar and others participated. (INN)