Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday handed over scholarships of Rs 10,000 each for children from Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya’s NaMo Vidyanidhi programme.
Under the NaMo Vidyanidhi programme, Surya has targeted to provide scholarships of Rs 10,000 each to about 10,000 meritorious children from the weaker sections, paid directly to the children’s respective schools.
Over 1,000 students are currently benefiting from the scholarship programme in Bengaluru South.
During Surya’s visit to Deve Gowda, the JDS supremo generously handed over the scholarship cheques to about 10 children, including several kids of auto rickshaw drivers from the city.
“It’s a pleasant experience for so many underprivileged students to receive the cheques from a person of such a high stature like Deve Gowda sir. I am grateful to him for agreeing to give away the cheques to these children. He also urged them to study well and support in nation building,” Surya said after the meeting.
Surya added: “Deve Gowda Ji has always placed national interest as paramount in his politics.”
Surya also presented a report of the work done during nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government and also the achievements made in Bengaluru South since 2019.
Surya’s meeting was part of the BJP’s Maha Jan Sampark Abhiyan, wherein every MP is reaching out to eminent personalities within one’s constituency and discussing the Narendra Modi Central Government’s achievements in the last 9 years.
Surya briefed the former PM on the reforms brought in by the Centre to protect the interests of the depositors of the Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank in NR Colony, Basavanagudi. He also spoke on the interventions brought in by the Central Government through the SWAMIH funds to complete stalled real estate projects, particularly the Mantri Serenity project on Kanakapura Road.
He also discussed various aspects of the city’s development.Surya spoke to the JD(S) supremo on the Centre’s contribution to the city, particularly the Suburban Railway project, Namma Metro construction, Ayushman Bharat scheme and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PM Housing scheme).
“Another milestone is with regard to the number of Janaushadhi Kendras – from having 14 in 2019, Bengaluru South now has over 100 Janaushadhi stores. These stores provide generic medicines at almost 50-90% reduced cost to people and leads to plenty of savings in their monthly bills,” Surya said.
“I also highlighted another initiative of Bengaluru South, where we have set up a free dialysis centre at the KSRTC Hospital in Jayanagar with the help of the MP Local Area Development fund.
“I further sought the former PM’s guidance on making Bengaluru a global city with world-class infrastructure in the coming years. I am thankful to him for sparing some time to meet and guide a youngster like me. I have plenty to learn from his work and experience,” he added.