'I Have a Dream for Andhra Pradesh': Y S Jagan at Telugu Expat MeetAugust 19, 2019 14:58
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday addressed Telugu diaspora at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Centre in Dallas.
During his address, Jagan cited American Baptist minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr's iconic phrase, ‘I have a dream’ and said that he too had a dream for his state.
"I have a dream to ring in social justice in the state of Andhra Pradesh. I have a dream that no child or youth should stay away from studies for want of opportunities or money. I have a dream that no person should continue to suffer from illness due to lack of facilities or lack of financial support. I have a dream that no person who is able and willing to work sits in despair or moves out of the state due to lack of opportunities. I have a dream that marginalized sections of the society should be empowered economically, socially and politically as well," Jagan said.
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"I have a dream that farmers in the agrarian economy of Andhra should not slip into distress and fall into a debt trap as they do not get proper inputs and there are no buyers of their products or their crops face the wrath of nature. I have a dream of providing a good education to the students of Andhra. I have a dream to see that Government Hospitals provide quality medicare. I have a dream that every citizen should live in their own house. I have a dream that the state should have irrigation and drinking water facilities in every village and there should be no bias on the basis of caste, creed, religion or political affiliations," he added.
Jagan received loud applause from the crowd for his impressive speech.
"Overwhelmed by the love and affection of American Telugu community. It was truly an honor to address the wonderful gathering in Dallas. The energy and enthusiasm of Telugites was extremely endearing. Thank you all for your warmth!" Jagan tweeted later.
Overwhelmed by the love and affection of American Telugu community. It was truly an honor to address the wonderful gathering in Dallas. The energy and enthusiasm of Telugites was extremely endearing. Thank you all for your warmth !— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) August 18, 2019
Jagan is on a private visit to the United States to admit his daughter to a university. Concurrently he is scheduled to hold a few meetings with U.S. officials.
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