Rename Hyderabad University after PV Narasimha Rao, KCR writes PM
Dear Shri Narendra Modiji,
Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India was born on 28th June 1921 in Telangana and we are celebrating his birth centenary from today. Although he is famously recognised as a leader who ushered in economic reforms to bring the stagnant economy of India on a trajectory of high growth at a time of unprecedented economic crisis in 1991, he was at the same time a multi-faceted son of India, who contributed to the growth of our nation in several other crucial spheres also. His contribution to education policy and setting up of residential schools first at the state level and later in the form of Navodaya Schools at national level was a radical step to provide quality education to meritorious students from rural areas with poor economic background.
There is a strong local public demand in Telangana to name Hyderabad Central University after Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao. Incidentally, this university was set up in 1974 as a result of Telangana agitation at that time under the sixpoint formula to address the imbalance in education infrastructure in Telangana. I take this opportunity to request the Government of India through your good offices to name this institution as P.V.Narasimha Rao Central University of Hyderabad, which will be a fitting tribute to him during his birth centenary year.