In reverence:Deputy Transport Commissioner B. Sri krishnaveni and others paying tributes to poetess Molla on her jayanti in Kadapa on Thursday.
Deputy transport Commissioner B. Sri krishnaveni on Thursday underscored the need for propagation of Indian culture and traditions and moral values enshrined in epics such as Ramayanam, Mahabharatham and Srimad Bhagawad Gita among the people, particularly youth, in order to put an end to growing atrocities against women.
Paying rich tributes after garlanding the statue of poetess Molla near Koti Reddy circle here on her 524th birth anniversary, she recalled that Molla authored Ramayanam and advocated reforms for women empowerment, besides spreading the message that spirituality would help a person achieve goals with determination. Aping the western culture and not comprehending the glorious Indian culture was leading to a wayward life and giving rise to various aberrations in society. Everybody should show their commitment in practice rather than merely speak about women empowerment, she said. Ms. Srikrishnaveni demanded setting up of a Molla Sahithi Peetham research centre in Kadapa, representation for women in the Official Language Commission.
Molla Sahithi Peetham founder Ganugapenta Hanumantha Rao, who organised the programme, wanted establishment of a Molla Mahila University. The Government should conduct Molla jayanthi every year.