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Potti Sreeramulu 16 March 1901 – 15 December 1952

ఈ రోజు అమరజీవి ” శ్రీ పొట్టిశ్రీరాములు ” గారి జయంతి…

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రాష్ట్రావతరణకు పాటుపడిన వ్యక్తి శ్రీరాములు. ఆయన
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సాధించేవరకూ వదిలే మనస్తత్వం కాదాయనది. ఆయన మంచి త్యాగశీలురు – తన జీవితమే తనకు మంచి లక్షణాలను కలుగజేసింది. సత్యం, అహింస, త్యాగాలకు ప్రతిరూపంగా పొట్టి శ్రీరాములు గారి జీవితం కొనసాగింది.

అహింసాయుత సత్యాగ్రహం ద్వారా ఆత్మబలిదానం చేసిన అమరజీవి శ్రీరాములు జీవితచరిత్ర నేటి యువతరానికొక మార్గదర్శకం. సామాన్య కుటుంబంలో జన్మించి అనేక జీవిత ఆటుపోటులను
అదిగమిస్తూ మిక్కిలి ఓర్పుతో ఆయన తన జీవితాన్ని దేశసేవకు, రాష్టసేవకు అంకితమొనర్చిన ధన్యజీవి.

శ్రీ పొట్టి శ్రీరాములు గారికి ఇవేమా ఘన నివాళి…

Potti Sreeramulu

 (Telugu: పొట్టి శ్రీరాములు,  Poṭṭi Śreerāmulu; 16 March 1901 – 15 December 1952),

was an Indian revolutionary. Commenting on Sreeramulu’s dedication and fasting ability, Mohandas Gandhi once said, “If only I have eleven more followers like Sreeramulu I will win freedom [from British rule] in a year.

Sreeramulu is revered as Amarajeevi (“Immortal Being”) in the Andhra region for his self-sacrifice for the Andhra cause. He became famous for undertaking a hunger strike in support of the formation of an Indian state for the Telugu-speaking population of Madras Presidency; he lost his life in the process. His death sparked public rioting and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru declared the intent of the newly liberated nation to form Andhra State three days following the death of Sreeramulu.

Salt Satyagraha.

Quit India movement

Sreeramulu took part in the Indian Independence Movement and was imprisoned for participating in the 1930 Salt Satyagraha.

Between 1941-1942, he participated in the individual satyagraha and the Quit India movement and was imprisoned on three occasions. He was involved in the village reconstruction programmes at Rajkot in Gujarat and Komaravolu in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. He joined the Gandhi ashram established by Yerneni Subrahmanyam in Komaravolu.

Between 1943 and 1944, he worked for the widespread adoption of charkha textile-spinning in Nellore district. He was known for taking food provided by all households, regardless of caste or creed.

He undertook three fasts, during 1946-1948, in support of Dalit (an oppressed Hindu caste then referred to by Gandhi and his supporters by the contentious, though well-intentioned, term Harijan) rights to enter holy places, such as the temples of Nellore.

He fasted in support of Dalit entry rights to the Venu Gopala Swamy Temple in Moolapeta, Nellore, rights which were eventually secured. He again fasted to receive favorable orders, passed by the Madras government, to further uplift the Dalit community.

As a result, the government instructed District Collectors to attend to measures of Dalit upliftment for at least one day per week. During the last stages of his life, Sreeramulu stayed in Nellore and worked for Dalit upliftment, walking the city with slogan placards calling for Dalit upliftment, barefoot and with no umbrella against the sun.

Some locals thought him insane, and he was chastised by the upper-castes and his own community for his solidarity with the Dalit cause.

 

Patibandla.ramakrishna
DISTRICT GENERAL SECRETARY at BJP
ASSEMBLY CONVENER at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)


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