HYDERABAD : At a time when Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on a four-day visit to India, Bandaru Dattatreya, union minister of labour, has termed Bangladeshi immigrants as a threat to the country. Dattatreya was speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of Pragna Bharathi in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Speaking at the event, he said, “Nationalism is the only solution for the problems of the people.” Various union ministers, scientists and vice chancellors of Osmania and Andhra university were in attendance.
A former member of Pragna Bharathi, Nirmala Sitaraman, Union minister of state for industry and commerce said, “It was almost a taboo to discuss issues which were closer to our ideology, we have come far from that.” Addressing the crowd, she said, “It’s time to intensify the propagation of Pragna Bharathi’s ideology.”
Also speaking at the event, Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar said: “A sustainable way of prosperity comes through innovation.
We are starting with a global research interactive network to bring back the brains India has lost. We have floated a higher education finance agency, `2,000 crore has been allotted for this. In the next three years we want to create world-class labs and universities, 10 in public sector and 10 in private sector. The aim is to ensure the patents filed by the researches are registered in India.”
The event also saw the launch of the book Truth Trumping: Bharath on freedom road by Padma Shri awardee TH Chowdry. Speaking during the book release, Chowdry termed JNU a ‘Marxist Madrassa’.