KCR’s culture taught me a lot: Narasimhan

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao meets outgoing Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in Hyderabad on Sept 1, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Hyderabad, Sept.7 (NSS): Governor Narasimhan made an emotional reply to the farewell given to him. “Giving respect to elders, showing humanity when someone is in distress and living up to the faith, these qualities I found in KCR. Sometimes when I called him and said Namskaram, he would immediately tell me elders should not greet namskaram to the youngers.

That culture has taught me a lot. When my mother passed away, KCR reached me within 15 minutes. He said he would take care of everything and as he promised he did take care of everything. He sent me by Chopper to immerse the ashes. He made all the required arrangements at the temples and showed his humanity. When I came as Governor, as a leader of the Telangana movement, KCR said he would always cooperate with me. He stood by his word. He showed his faith. Mutual faith has always there between us,” the Governor said.

“There is humanity in several schemes brought in by KCR. There is humanity in KCR Kits and Double Bed Room Houses Schemes. The visionary that KCR is demonstrated in the irrigation projects and in Mission Bhagiratha. Maintenance of law and order is very good in Telangana State. KCR used to explain to me about every scheme and aim behind them. When I asked whether there are enough financial resources, KCR would confidently tell me that Telangana State is a rich State. Several schemes of Telangana used to come up for discussions all over the country. I have told the PM on how the CM operates a computer and handles mouse and gives a presentation on the screen about several schemes.

KCR knows pulse of the people and their problems. This is the reason why he brought in several good schemes. I have learnt a lot working with him. We used to discuss matters for hours together. We used to have sharp and fiery discussions. Under KCR leadership Bangaru Telangana can be realized. Where ever I am, when I read reports that Telangana stood first in such and such a sector, or it is on top on certain issue, I would feel very happy. My name as the first Governor of Telangana State would there forever, nobody ever can change it,” the Governor said.

The Governor laced his speech with several Sanskrit slokas and repartees. “So many people talk about Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao and they all speak without meeting (Kaluva Kunta), but I speak meeting him. My name is Narasimhan and I have lived up to my name or else people say I did not live up to my name, hence sometimes I had put on the Narasimha Avatar.

When the Governor couple reached Pragathi Bhavan at 12.30 PM, The CM couple, ministers, higher officials accorded a warm welcome and felicitated them. The CM held a lunch in honour of the Governor couple after the farewell meeting. The CM had earlier announced in the meeting the lunch would be strictly vegetarian without even garlic or onions. After the lunch, the Government couple returned to Raj Bhavan. The CM couple walked up to the car and bade farewell to the Governor couple.

Earlier, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, DGP Mahender Reddy and PCCF Ms Shobha spoke.

Speaker P Srinivas Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Rao, Legislative Council Vice Chairman Vidyasagar, TRS Parliamentary party leader Keshav Rao, Ministers Etela Rajender, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, G Jagdeesh Reddy, Koppula Eswar, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Malla Reddy, Niranjan Reddy, Sri Mahmood Ali, Srinivas Goud, T Srinivas Yadav, Indrakaran Reddy, Planning Commission Vice Chairman Vinod Kumar, Government Advisors Tankasala Ashok, Sri GR Reddy, Anurag Sharma, AK Khan, Assembly Secretary Vedantam Narasimhacharyulu, MP Santosh Kumar, MLA KT Rama Rao, former MP Ms K Kavita, IAS, IPS, IFS officers along with their spouses attended the meeting.

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