Kishan Reddy continues to be in the limelight, not only because of his win in Secunderabad, but also because he requested his visitors to come bearing books instead of garlands and sweets to congratulate him. The books will be distributed to underprivileged children of government schools
Secunderabad: BJP leader and Secunderabad MP Kishan Reddy’s initiative has drawn praises across party lines. Kishan requested well-wishers to bring him notebooks instead of garlands and sweets when they come to congratulate him.
As a result of that, Reddy is already swamped with notebooks and still has many more coming his way.
Kishan emerged victorious in Secunderabad and inspired party workers who visited him to present him with bundles of notebooks.
C Rajesh Kumar, president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, paid a visit to Kishan and took with him bundles of notebooks. When he spoke to media persons, Rajesh said that only a few leaders such as Kishan could come up with such noble ideas.
Humbled by the gesture of constituents, friends & well wishers who called on me today at my office with note books for the needy children, as appealed by me.— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) May 28, 2019
Very happy & my gratitude to all for this gesture. pic.twitter.com/5Tv0pCgkGL
MyNation spoke to Kishan, who said that his move was inspired by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Prime Minister Modi is refusing garlands and has only been accepting a single rose. I was inspired by him to also refuse garlands,” said Kishan.
Speaking about why he requested for notebooks instead, Kishan said, “Flowers and sweets are immaterial to us and is a waste of money. But if we have notebooks, we can distribute them among the needy.”
Kishan has decided to distribute the notebooks to government schools in Telangana apart from slums where children are in desperate need of books.
“Our aim is to distribute 1 lakh notebooks and so far we have collected somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 books in one day,” stated Kishan.
He also went on to say that once the distribution is done in Telangana, they will also distribute books to Andhra Pradesh and other states. But the focus, currently will be on Telangana.
Adding that such a practice will be made into a habit, Kishan said, “This will become the routine for any celebration in the party. Many people are also keen on doing this. We want to set an example and we are certain that others will also join in.”
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Last Updated May 29, 2019, 2:56 PM IST