Saturday, June 22, 2013

Surajya photo exhibition on June 24

The Surajaya movement is organizing a photo exhibition on life in rural India at Ravindra Bharati in Hyderabad on June 24.

The movement had conducted a photo contest titled ‘Maa Palle Sithraalu’ for depicting life in villages in April-May. 2013. It was meant to encourage youth to capture the development or the lack of it in villages through their camera lens.

The themes for the contest are: Education, Employment, Health & Medical Facilities, Sanitation & Hygiene, Rural Youth, Rural Women, Government Services- Policies & Programs, Rural Infrastructure and Social Awareness. The photo competition

It may be recalled that the Foundation for Democratic Reforms and the Lok Satta launched the Surajya Movement in August 2012 advocating that youth be at the forefront for attaining ‘Suraaj’ through ethical politics and good governance. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is the Convener of the Surajya Movement.

The movement among other things seeks creation of independent and powerful anti-corruption mechanisms and empowerment of local governments for rural development.

A jury comprising Mr. Chandramouli, former Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Rural Development, Mr. Sekhar Kammula, movie director, and Mr. K. Srinivasa Reddy, President, Indian Journalist Union, chose the winners in the contest.

Mr. D. Manikya Varaprasada Rao, Minister for Rural Development, will be the chief guest at the function where cash prizes will be given away to winners in the contest. Later the minister will inaugurate the photo exhibition.

Surajya Steering Committee convener Dr.JP and members will take part in the event.

The photo exhibition will be open to public till 7 p.m. from noon, told the Surajya Steering Committee sources in a media statement today.

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