Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP K Kavitha on Saturday said that the Federal Front proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was taking shape. Speaking about the massive United India Rally being hosted by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Nizamabad MP said, "We will see how serious it is as pre-poll alliances should last after the polls as well. We couldn't attend the rally because our Assembly session is in progress. One thing is clear though; both Modi and Rahul should not get a chance."
Kavitha was speaking on the sidelines of the Telangana Jagruti International Youth Leadership Conference (TJIYLC) held in Hyderabad on Saturday. The two-day conference, which is taking place at the Novotel Convention Centre, saw Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare as its chief guest. The conference opened with an address by Kavitha, who is also the Founding President of Telangana Jagruthi, which began in 2008.
After Kavitha, Anna Hazare addressed the gathering on the theme of Gandhian Path to Sustainability and Innovation. The social activist told the gathering, "One needs to have a strong vision for any social cause that he is working for and when you make that cause the purpose of your life, you will never get tired of pursuing it. Youth is the power of any nation. Once the young generation awakens, a countryâ€™s development is assured."
Several panel discussions were also held at the event on the first day with senior journalist Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Print hosting a session titled 'Walk the Talk on Youth Development: What Have Policymakers Done for Youth Development in India?' with parliamentarians Kavitha, Asaduddin Owaisi and Gaurav Gogoi.
This was followed by a session titled 'Gandhi, Youth and Sustainability: Perspectives from the World' where policymakers from across the world shared perspectives on Mahatma Gandhiâ€™s idea of youth development and sustainability and its influence on policymaking across the world. The panellists included H.E. Gligor Tashkovich, Ex-Minister of Foreign Investments, Republic of Macedonia, Seema Malhotra, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament, New Zealand and H.E. Budhika Pathirana, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka among others.
Post lunch, there were ten parallel panels convened by national and international experts on various sustainable development goals.
On the second day of the conference, Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team, and Malavath Purna, the youngest girl in the world to have reached the summit of Everest will be in discussion with Kavitha, which will be followed by various panels. The valedictory speech will be given by Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan.