Sunday, April 26, 2015

Loksatta party demands to leave NTR ground as play ground and find alternate location for Telangana Kala Bhavan

Loksatta party Hyderabad (GHMC) has been fighting on behalf of thousands of youth and senior citizens, walker associations groups and women’s groups that use NTR grounds on daily basis and requesting the Government to find alternate location in Hyderabad for Telangana Kala Bhavan.

Loksatta Party founder Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan visited the ground early Sunday morning to meet with local residents and youth and express his resolve to preserve the much valued lung space in the heart of the city. During his interaction with youth Dr. JP was surprised to find that many of the children come from far away places like Attapur and Uppal, Amberpet beyond local areas of Himayatnagar, Gandhinagar, Ashok Nagar, Musheerabad etc.

“Youth traveling long distances to come here indicates the lack of play grounds in the city. Instead of increasing such open spaces, the current government is attempting to do the contrary! We heartily welcome the construction of Telangana Kala Bhavan, but Government must find alternate location. Ravindra Bharathi, Laliha Kala Thoranam, Harihara Kala Bhavan and other existing public auditoriums are not put to good use. Government should evaluate all options available.

Young people of our city deserve open spaces for play. Rapid urbanization gave us lifestyle health issues and open spaces help people relax, exercise and build physical strength. If we take away the few open spaces left, we are forcing our people to watch TV indoors instead of playing cricket.

Not only should the NTR ground be left alone, I strongly urge the Government to find open spaces for youth in all divisions of GHMC for play and recreation so they do not need to travel long distance to play.

I urge the Telangana Government to reconsider their decision. Let us identify alternate location for the construction of Telangana Kala Bhavan” Dr. JP said speaking to media persons at the grounds.

Loksatta Party Telangana unit President Bandaru Ramamohana Rao also spoke at the venue. Loksatta Hyderabad President Dosapaty Ramu said that the party will continue to mobilize public opinion and fight to change the decision made by the Government and find alternate location for proposed Kala Bhavan.

Many youngsters playing cricket, walkers, women, discussed the issue with Dr. JP and requested Loksatta party’s support and leadership to help save the ground.

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