By DCD Desk
The Chief Minister of Telangana and several human rights activists have mourned the death of retired IAS officer B Danam, a Dalit Christian leader.
Danam passed away in his sleep on November 13.
He was the former president of the National Council of Dalit Christians (NCDC), a lay movement that advocates for granting the Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao conveyed his condolences over the demise of Danam to the bereaved family.
Danam “worked for the qualitative development among the lives of Dalit and Bahujan people,” said Rao in his condolence message.
“The CM recalled that Danam as Principal Secretary to various departments in the united AP government and President of Dr Ambedkar People’s Educational Trust had served the Dalits, Bahujans and the minorities,” reported greattelangaana.com.
Danam was the former principal secretary of Labour and Factories Department, Government of Telangana.
From 2005 to 2021, he contributed his valuable time, effort and support for the growth and activities of the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC), an ecumenical body in the Andhra region.
The FTC expressed its condolences and prayers to his family and associates. He was the founding executive secretary of FTC / the Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC), a representative body of the Christian community in the state of Andhra. APFC was a precursor of FTC.
“We lost a Dalit Christian leader,” said Vincent Manoharan, chairperson of the National Dalit Christian Watch (NDCW). “Let us pray for the repose of his soul.”