Jubilee Hills: The Group-I Officers of Telangana State, attending the second foundation course at Dr MCR HRD Institute, celebrated 95th birth anniversary of Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu with gaiety and reverence. The staff of the institute also attended the celebrations. A number of video clips on the life and works of Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu were screened. The Group-I Officers also recited the poems penned by him. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Dasarathi Lakshman, who graced the event, said that his illustrious father, Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu, was a poet, writer, lyricist, humanist, and above all, a freedom fighter, all rolled into one. “His deep commitment to discipline in all walks of life enabled him to excel in multiple domains,” he stated and added that his contributions are so immense that he will remain as a bright star on the horizons of the Telangana State. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Suddala Ashok Teja, a popular lyric writer from Tollywood, said Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu was jailed several times for protecting and working for people’s interests. “Despite all these hurdles, he penned inspiring poems, including, ‘Naa Telangana, Na koti ratanaala veena,’ which caught on with the masses and turned out to be an iconic source of inspiration for the historic movement for separate Telangana State. Even though Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu was a Telugu poet, he considered Urdu and Telugu as his two eyes with which he read other languages.” Advertise With Us B P Acharya, Special Chief Secretary & DG of Dr MCR HRDI, said that the real tribute by the Group-I Officers to Daasarathi Krishnamachryulu would be to use the occasion of his 95th birth anniversary to understand people’s agony and poverty and to contribute their best to find enduring solutions to these perennial problems. Continuing his address, he stated that the State government is addressing the issues of people by implementing targeted schemes for the multifaceted development of economically and socially backward sections of society. “The Group-I Officers, through their pursuit of excellence in their respective fields, can provide effective leadership in realizing the dream of Bangaru Telangana and also making it a weaker sections-friendly movement,” he added. D Ramu, Secretary, Literary Society of the Foundation Course, welcomed the gathering and also proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. Shaik Mohammed Nabi, Course Director and Dr Ravalapati Madhavi, Course Coordinator also attended the celebrations. The lively anchoring by G Pallavi and K Sai Brinda, studded with inspiring poetry, was an icing on the cake.