10K Run pays tribute to martyrs
Terrorist attacks on Mumbai had their echo on the Hyderabad 10K Run even as about scores of people lined up for the mega event on a surprisingly pleasant not-so chilly Sunday morning.
The organizers decided to cut off the entertainment part of the event that was originally planned and instead express solidarity with all the bereaved family members in the terror attacks.
The spirit of integration with chants of ‘Vande Mataram’ was too discernible to be missed.
The most striking feature of the patriotic sentiments being evoked was the setting up portraits of the three police officers of Mumbai and the NSG commando, Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who laid their lives in the terror attacks. Speaker the Legislative Assembly, K. Suresh Reddy was the first to arrive at the venue.Soon, Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, dressed in a track and a 10K Run T-shirt joined the participants.
Film stars Venkatesh, Vishnuvardhan and others also participated.
Rajiv Arogyasri covers for psychiatric diseases
Psychiatrist Indla Ramasubba Reddy, a former national president of the Indian Psychiatry Society, has said that Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had agreed to include psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression in the list of diseases covered by the Rajiv Arogyasri health insurance scheme.
The psychiatrist, who had met the Chief Minister in Hyderabad on Saturday, said in a statement that the Chief Minister had agreed to take up this issue for discussion in the next meeting of Rajiv Arogyasri Healthcare Trust.
Dr. Reddy said this would go a long way in taking care of the healthcare of thousands of people suffering from psychiatric illness, and no other State had included psychiatric diseases in any insurance scheme.
He thanked the Chief Minister for conceding his plea.