Alluri Sitaramaraju, a legendary figure, was honored on Tuesday for his contributions to the country on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. The Central government deserves credit for highlighting his sacrifices over the past year. Previously, his birthday celebrations were limited to admirers, organizations, and some politicians garlanding his statues. However, this year the Union Ministry of Tourism took up the celebrations, despite criticism that it was a political move. This led to the organization of various events.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao paid tribute to Alluri Sitaramaraju, also known as “Manyam Veerudu”, for his fight against British rule and his dedication to India’s independence and self-governance. The Chief Minister praised Alluri’s bravery and fighting spirit against British colonial rule for tribal rights, stating that many citizens were inspired by him to participate in the freedom movement.
CM KCR expressed his appreciation for the historic event of the closing ceremony of Alluri Sitaramaraju’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations, which is being attended by the President of India on Telangana soil. He emphasized that the sacrifices of freedom fighters will continue to inspire future generations.
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture, G. Kishan Reddy, also paid tribute to Alluri Sitaramaraju on his birth anniversary. He described Alluri as a symbol of India’s culture, tribal identity, valor, ideals, and values. The Union Minister highlighted Alluri’s dedication to the rights and happiness of tribal society, stating that his sacrifice and life journey serve as an inspiration to all.
Translation of a tweet by Telangana CMO: Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, referred to Alluri Sitaramaraju’s sacrifice as significant in the history of the freedom struggle and immortal in the annals of independence movements.