Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had launched his pet programme of Village Volunteers on the Independence Day, as promised. He gave some of them a chance to speak at the event, where the youth were emotional and admiring the leadership of Jaganmohan Reddy. There were some engineering graduates who joined the programme to be volunteers, each one helping 50 families in their village. The presence of engineering and other graduates among the village volunteers speaks about the prevailing unemployment problem in the State. Though they are paid just Rs 5,000 a month and have greater responsibilities of delivering the government schemes at the door step of the people, they opted to grab this opportunity as they could not get jobs elsewhere that suits their qualification.
There were some, including these graduates, who said that they wanted to serve the people taking it as advantage. Truly, there are some youth in the State or even the country, who think of serving people or helping others. One of them spoke about Mother Teresa who is no more and still whose services are remembered even now. The youth said that they got a chance to serve the society being a volunteer.
Perhaps inspired by these reactions, Jaganmohan Reddy had offered them political career if they proved their calibre. He told them that he would give them political opportunities if they are interested and found to be nursing such ambitions. Jaganmohan Reddy, if committed, is sure of picking up some of these young volunteers for his party’s political positions in the days to come. He had made several such commoners as MPs and MLAs this time, which keep him above the rest in politics. Among the MPs and MLAs representing the YSR Congress, there are several young and new faces and the next election is likely to have such young and new faces more.