Tuesday, January 4, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Cycle rally to focus on dalits' problems


KHAMMAM, January 3, 2011
Cycle rally to focus on dalits' problems
Staff Reporter

Beginning at Mudigonda, it will cover 22 mandals in Khammam

The Kula Vivaksha Vyatireka Porata Sangham (KVVPS) and the Vyavasaya
Karmika Sangham district units will conduct a 50-day cycle rally
christened "Dalitha Chaitanya Yatra" in the dalit habitations in
several mandals across the district from January 17.

Disclosing this to newsmen here on Sunday, CPI (M) Central committee
member Tammineni Veerabhadram, who is also the honorary president of
KVVPS district unit, said that the cycle yatra would begin at
Mudigonda and cover various dalit habitations in as many as 22 mandals
all over the district.

He said that the yatra was aimed at highlighting the plethora of
problems faced by the dalits and their miserable living conditions in
dalit habitations in the absence of basic amenities.

Awareness programmes

Awareness programmes would be conducted by the cyclists in the dalit
habitations to enlighten the dalits on their rights and enlist their
active participation in the campaign to exert pressure on the
government to make separate budgetary allocations for the development
of dalit habitations, he said.

He alleged that the plight of the dalits remained unchanged due to the
apathy of successive governments which deprived them of their due
share in development in proportion to their population.

The government should earmark separate budgetary allocations
exclusively for the development of dalit habitations and implement the
development schemes through a separate nodal agency to bring about the
desired results, he demanded.

He said that the cycle rally would also focus on eradication of social
evils like caste discrimination which are a scar on the civilised
society. KVVPS district president N Manohar, secretary P Sudhakar, the
Vyavasaya Karmika Sangham district general secretary M Venkateshwarlu
and others were present.

# The 50-day yatra is christened Dalitha Chaitanya Yatra
# Plight of dalits remained unchanged due to apathy of successive
governments: KVVPS leader


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