Birth Centenary Celebrations of Dr.Marri Channa Reddy and Golden Jubilee Celebrations of
Sree Anantha Padmanabha
Art, Science &Commerce College
Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Sree Anantha Padmanabha Arts, Science & Commerce College came to a ceremonial close with the valedictory function held on 30th January2020 at Open Air Auditorium. His Excellency Sri Bandaru Dattratreya, Governor of Himachal Pradesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Prof. K. Purushottam Reddy, Environmentalist was the Guest of honor. Many guests were invited on to the dais on this great occasion. The function was presided over by our Chairman, Managing Committee Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy. More than 1000 alumni, staff and students attended this grand ceremony.
As soon as the Chief Guest arrived, NCC Cadets of SAP College presented a guard of honour to Sri Banddaru Dattatreya, Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Later he was introduced to all the guests, Members of the both Vikas Mandali and Managing Committee by Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy, Chairman, Managing Committee. The programme started with prayer song and the Chief Guest lit the lamp and declared open the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Then the chief Guest, Sri Bandaru Dattratreya paid tributes to the pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Marri Channa Reddy. Dr. J. Mandarika, Principal read out the Golden Jubilee Report.
In his speech Hon’ble Governor Sri Bandaru Dattratreya recollected the excellent leadership qualities of Dr.Channa Redy in detail, his achievements in different fields, how he became Chief Minister twice for undivided Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister and Governor for Four States and enormous affection for him in the hearts of the people. His foresight in establishing college became a reality in 1968 with 140 students and became a full-fledged college with a strength of more than 2000 students as on today, out of which 700 are girl students. Higher Education was not within the reach of the poor students of Rural Ranga Reddy District for which the college came as a boon to the surrounding areas of Vikarabad. “Knowledge is Power “and takes all below the poverty line to a higher level. It brings transformation in the lives of the BC/SC/ST students, opined Governor. He applauded Marri Ravindra Reddy, President, Vikas Mandali and his contributions for the last 32 years in taking forward the knowledge of light lit by his great father and fulfilled his father’s dream and aspiration. He also appreciated Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy, Chairman, Managing Committee for his selfless service by applying his dynamic leadership for the college development and lived up to the expectations of his father and fulfilled his father’s ambition.
Prof. Purushottam Reddy, Environmentalist, who came as a Guest of Honor congratulated the college for its rapid strides of progress made during 50 years of its existence since its inception in 1968 and also praised the Management under the able guidance of Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy and Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy. He said that Vikarabad is the right place to establish a university. Therefore, the College Management should work towards making this institution into a university. He praised the former principals’ and staff for their dedicated services for the development of this institution.
Dr.Anand, MLA, Vikarabad, Dr. Manda Jagannadh, Sri R. Krishnaiah, National Backward Classes, Sri Kale Yadaiah, MLA, Chevella , Sri G. Nagender Goud, Chairman, Telangana State Education & Welfare Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sri Vittal, Member, Telangana State Public Service Commission, congratulated the Management on organizing the Birth Centenary celebrations of Dr. Marri Channa Reddy along with Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college.
They praised the contributions of Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy and Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy in developing this college towards greater heights. Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy and Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy promised to play their role to help the Management in case of upgrading this institution into a University.
Sri Marri Shashidhar Reddy, Chairman, Managing Committee in his presidential remarks said that the college had a humble beginning with a few staff members and 140 students has grown reasonably strong today. Passing through various phases of ups and downs. The college has been growing under the able guidance of Sri Marri Ravindra Reddy, President, Vikas Mandali for the last 32 years and stated that he is the main strength of the Management and he dedicated all his time for the development of this organization. He thanked all the dignitaries who spoke on the occasion and for their valuable advices to develop the college further to make a big university in this area. He emphasised “VIKAS MANDALI” a non profit organisation is the back-bone for the development of all the activities taken up so far for the development of the college.
. The Golden Jubilee souvenir and the biography of Dr.Marri Channa Reddy were also released by Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, Governor of Himachal Pradesh. The Biography reflects the detailed life of Dr.Marri Channa Reddy from his boyhood days and his medical education and his varied political achievements in his life in detail. . Later, the Chief Guest distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held in connection with Golden Jubilee Celebrations. The function came to a close by singing National Anthem.