Former Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao assumed charge as Chairman, A.P. Brahmin Welfare Corporation, here on Sunday. Talking to reporters later, he gave an overview of the corporation activities which included extending financial assistance to the needy towards scholarship, education, coaching for competitive exams, skill development and entrepreneurship development. He said the corporation's plans to take up new schemes such as health insurance and providing food and shelter to destitute, widows and elderly, besides construction of Aarama Kshetras and community halls.