Minister Kishan Reddy outlined the progress India has made in the last nine years, what has been done, and what more can be done for the future, reports Asian Lite News
A Meet and Greet event for the diaspora members was organised by OFBJP-UK chapter in London with the Union Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Development of Northeast G. Kishan Reddy.
After receiving the minister at Heathrow Airport, a grand traditional welcome was given at the venue (Heston Hyde) with Dhol beats, Vedic chants, and Arti. The program began with the lighting of the lamp by dignitaries, followed by an impressive invocation to Gurus by young children and a brief classical dance presentation by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence, London.
A short video outlining the work of the organisation has been shown on the occasion. President and General Secretary of OFBJP-UK Kuldeep Shekhawat and Suresh Mangalagiri have both spoken on the occasion briefly.
Minister Kishan Reddy addressed the enthusiastic attendees and outlined the progress India has made in the last nine years, what has been done, and what more can be done for the future. He highlighted the global respect India is commanding and spoke of the initiatives such as the 5 kg rice per person scheme benefitting 85 crore people.
Q&A followed his speech where audience members interacted with him and asked questions on Tourism Development, management of temples, how NRIs can help strengthen the government measures, his vision for strengthening the party presence in Telugu land etc. The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks. About 30 volunteers came together to organise this program at short notice.