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Harish Rao Lauds The Efforts of Photojournalists During Telangana Struggle

Hyderabad: Lauding the efforts of photojournalists for putting the Telangana struggle on the map, Finance Minister T Harish Rao felt that the pictures captured during the movement speak volumes about the way lensmen risked their lives.

He affirmed these pictures would inspire generations to come, as they stand testimony to the struggle in realizing the dream of separate Statehood.

While handing over awards to photojournalists as part of World Photography Day celebrations by Telangana Photojournalists Association at Ravindra Bharati, Harish Rao underscored that journalists took an active part in the 14-year-long Telangana struggle which was unseen in any other part of the world.


“History is written and created by journalists and writers, showing direction to future generations. Journalists played a key role in the Telangana struggle. They faced lathis and brought to light situations like being in a State under siege. Telangana society will not forget the bravery, as photojournalists took pictures by risking their lives,” he said.

While emphasizing how the Telangana government was committed to the journalists‘ welfare, the Minister reminded us about the corpus fund of Rs 100 crore that was announced earlier and the provision of financial support to families of those who lost their lives during Covid.

He claimed the government had spent over 32 crores while benefiting 22,000 journalists under Aarogyasri. Harish Rao also assured that the profession of photojournalists will be reflected in Government-issued Accreditation Cards, which otherwise was printed as ‘photographer’.


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