Vijayawada Oct 12 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar participated in the 18th anniversary Puraskaram 2017 awards programme, organised by the Dr.Ramineni Foundation here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu asked young generation not to addict to the use of mobile phone technology. The Chief Minister said that mobile phones should be used within limits. Elders should ensure that younger generation should not misuse the technology. People are becoming busy and mechanical. He underlined the need of maintaining human relations even during the enormous growth of technology.
The Chief Minister said that India has a strong ideal family system which is not existed in any country. He underlined the need to protect the good traditions and ideal family system. He congratulated the Ramineni Foundation for honouring the talented persons.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that small State Goa generated best brains in the country in technology, music and science and in art form as well. At the same time, he lauded that Andhra Pradesh also generated talent in technology, integrity and art forms. He said that there are many similarities between the two coasts (AP and Goa) and he highlighted some of them.
Mr Parikkar said that he had come from one coast (Goa) to another coast (AP) and trying to workout difference between the two coasts. In Andhra Pradesh everyone works hard, which is the different, he found.
“When I was the Union Defence minister, my population (Security forces) was 30 to 40 lakh. After I became the Chief Minister of Goa, my population is 60 lakh” he said jokingly.
The Goa Chief Minister lauded Mr Chandrababu Naidu by stating that he is one of the persons, who introduced technology in the country. Mr Parrikar regretted that people of integrity and capability are reducing and the concept of character and calibre is deteriorating. “I always love speaking. But when I was the Union Minister for Defence, I realized that my speech may be misinterpreted. So I developed the habit of speaking less” he said.
Mr Panikkar thanked the Ramineni Foundation for recognizing talent and honouring the talented persons. The 18th Ramineni Foundation Puraskaram awards were presented to Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary, Telugu film actor R Narayana Murthy, Scientist Geetha Vemuganti and Surabhi artist R Nageswara Rao.
Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Director General of Police N Sambasiva Rao were among those present at the function.