HYDERABAD, Jan 08 (The CONNECT) – Celebrating Democracy, S Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation will hold a webinar to be addressed by former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi and N Ravi, Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Ltd on January 16 the 79th Birth Anniversary of the former Union Minister.
Jaipal Reddy is widely regarded for his secular and democratic values. His thoughts and ideas were penned in his book Ten Ideologies: The Great Asymmetry between Agrarianism and Industrialism”. Democracy is included in it as a separate chapter.
A politician par excellence, Reddy was the Member of Parliament seven times and Union Cabinet Minister thrice. He had a political career spanning over 50 years. Known for his oratorical skills and political acumen, Reddy was felicitated with The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award- 1998.
His speeches were packed with knowledge, information, criticism and wit. He passed away on July 28th in 2019 at the age of 77 years, carrying on his journey with grit, determination, despite being physically challenged, and stood as inspiration to many.
Reddy was an elected representative for nearly 45 years and for his contribution to the discussions in Parliament earned him, “The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1998”.