Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, on 28 June, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to rename the University of Hyderabad (UoH) after the ninth Prime Minister of India, P.V Narasimha Rao. KCR formally launched the year-long celebrations to commemorate the birth centenary of Narasimha Rao here at PV Jnanabhoomi in Necklace road.

“There is a strong demand in Telangana to name the Hyderabad Central University after P.V Narasimha Rao,” the CM wrote in his letter. “His contribution to education policy and setting up of residential schools first at the state level and later in the form of Navodaya schools in national levels was a radical step to provide quality education to meritorious students from rural areas from poor economic background,” KCR said, referring to the former PM’s contributions to the growth of the nation apart from economic reforms.

UoH was set up in 1974 as a result of the Telangana agitation under a six-point formula to address the imbalance of education infrastructure in Telangana and naming it after the former PM will be a fitting tribute to him during his birth centenary, KCR said.

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