To own a house is a dream for many of them. They cannot afford it and know they can never fulfil their dream given their societal condition. But CM KCR come has a god for them. As many as 64 poor Brahmin families were given the most cherished double-bedroom houses in Divitpalli in Mahabunagar.
Overjoyed Brahmins named their habitation as ‘KCR Agraharam’ and prayed for Mr KCR’s return to power for the third time. They promised to popularise government welfare programmes through pamphlets wherever they go officiating pujas among the people. The state government had built as many as 1,024 double-bedroom houses in Mahabubnagar rural mandal abutting the National Highway 44 in Divitipalli. It is a very premium land. It is located near the IT towers. Soon, this habitation is expected to change a lot becoming a sought-after place.
Palamuru Brahmana Seva Samithi president Gondyala Raghavendra Sharma said during the past seven decades no government ever cared for the poor Brahmins. It is Mr KCR who came to their rescue and hence they named the habitation after him. Elderly Geetha Laxmi said they were very poor Brahmins and always dreamed of owning a house. Now CM Mr KCR has taken the initiative recognising and giving them free housing. She thanked the minister Srinivas Goud for his help as well.
One Mayuri Joshi said they will all be ever thankful to CM KCR and pray for his long and prosperous life. She said they would treat Mr KCR as their god. Telangana Brahmana Sankshema Parishad director Gopala Sharma Joshi said CM KCR has left no section untouched when it came to extending welfare schemes. The poor Brahmins dependent on traditional vocation cannot afford to own a house these days. For them, Mr KCR has come like a god. “We will do our bit for the victory of BRS in ensuing elections,” he pledged.
Agaraharam traditionally means an exclusive habitation of a community, mostly Brahmin set up on charity by the rulers and nobles. The residents eke out a living eking out a living offering prayers and preserving the traditions. Mr KCR has revived that tradition of patronising the poor community.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao.