Kumram Bheem-Asifabad: Telangana Jagruti’s Kumram Bheem-Asifabad unit stands out when compared to other districts in organising a slew of activities for protecting culture and traditions of newly formed State and for creating awareness on organ donation, road safety, etc. Parsha Chandrasekhar, president of the unit, has been the driving force behind the programmes in the district.
Members of the unit have been conducting Bathukamma celebrations in Kaghaznagar town and different parts of the district on a grand note for over five years. They are conducting competitions and giving away prizes and saris to winners of various competitions held to mark the occasion. They also organise rangoli, locally known as Muggulu competitions in district headquarters.
The unit won laurels for hosting a Kavi Sammelanam, gathering of poets in Asifabad, for three days in 2017. The event saw participation of 50 literary personalities, who were felicitated for rendering their contributions to the field. It was held to mark birth anniversary celebrations of Telangana ideologue Prof Jayashankar and writer Kaloji Narayana Rao,
Apart from cultural programmes, the Jagruti’s unit is coming forward to organise social service activities as well. It had conducted a mega blood donation camp on the occasion of birthday celebrations of Jagruti’s State president K Kavita, in Kaghaznagar on March 12 of 2017. It held an awareness programme on road safety among students of a private junior college of this town in August of 2018.
The members raised awareness on organ donation among the students of the government junior to mark the birthday celebrations of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on February 17 in the paper town in 2019. They play vital role in celebrating bi-annual Sammakka-Saralamma jatara in the town by extending their coordination to organisers.
Chandrasekhar, who successfully completed three years recently as the chief of the unit, of the unit told ‘Telangana Today’ that they were protecting rich culture and traditions besides creating awareness of the public on many issues and taking up social service activities. He stated that the unit was leading its counterparts. He added that they were planning to provide training and guidance to jobless youth in the future.