The Telangana government will construct a Brahmana Sadan in the city that will serve as a hub for welfare activities for the community, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced on Sunday.
A ad-hoc committee comprising several prominent members of the community, including IVR Krishna Rao who heads the Brahmin Corporation in Andhra Pradesh, was also announced by the chief minister.
Chairing a meeting on measures to be taken for welfare of the Brahmin community, the chief minister instructed officials to find a suitable location and a parcel of land to the extent of 10 to 12 acres for construction of Brahmana Sadan. He said in addition to being the venue for vital community-related activities, the facility should also be such that visiting religious heads and peetadhipathis from other states can stay there.
The government will also formulate a multi-pronged strategy for the welfare of the poor in the Brahmin community. The government, he said, would formulate a strategy for improving the living conditions of Brahmins suffering in poverty despite taking up priestly work.
With regard to other issues related to the community, the chief minister said there had been an increase in religiosity in the society that was being reflected in increasing number of people visiting temples. The government will also take steps to protect endowment land owned by various temples in the state.
The meeting was attended among others by advisors to the government KV Ramanachari, Vidyasagar Rao, Lok Sabha member Capt Laxmikantha Rao, chief secretary Rajiv Sharma, IVR Krishna Rao and several representatives of Brahmin welfare associations.
Source: Times of India