July 16, 2024

A Relentless Saga of Connecting People

13 July of this year is an important day in the annals of Bhadrachalam Bridge. The bridge has helped innumerable pilgrims to reach the divine abode and became synonymous with gateway to the states like Chattisgarh and Odisha as well. It completed 60 years since its inception in the year 1965.

 There was a heartening incident in a ferrying boat that met a fatal accident wherein many pilgrims died in 1959, while en route Bhadrachalam via the Godavari river. 

The waterway was the only means to reach Bhadrachalam until then. It was an arduous journey to enter the renowned temple built in 1674 CE by the saint poet Sri Kancharla Gopanna.

Soon after the bridge was materialized, the flow of people and vehicles increased with each passing year and this illustrious construction served a lot with its quality and still going strongly.

 Patel and company did such a wonderful job by providing the 1.2 km length bridge valuing the public money and safety. All these 60 years withstood countless vehicles and commuters to connect with the world outside.

 Watching the torrential river Godavari over the bridge in the rainy season could be a rare sight for any lover of nature. And the glimpse of the temple when a bus filled with pilgrims entered the bridge gives a sense of speechless awe.

The happiest thing is that one more new bridge was added this year by the side of it. The duo looks spectacular and now one bridge is used for incoming and another for outcoming.

 It could be greatly helpful during the seasons of Sri Rama Navami, Mukkoti, and other festivals as the exodus of visitors would increase.  on special occasions.

 All shades of Godavari can be witnessed from around the place. The rainy season shows immense flow and the peak summer is a dried-up and feeble water trail. Just like the climate of the temple town.

--- Murthy Kvvs

#rivergodavari #bridge #bhadrachalam #60years

July 13, 2024

Keep College Premises Clean : Collector Jitesh V. Patil

On Friday, District Collector Jitesh V. Patil  inspected the surroundings of the Govt  junior college of Mulakalapalli. And observed the presence of grass and wild plants in the college premises and ordered to remove the grass and wild plants to keep the college premises clean.

 The panchayat raj E. E. Srinivasa Rao was directed to submit necessary proposals for the college building and electrification works, fresh water facility, classroom flooring, doors, colors and other infrastructure. 

It was suggested to set up volleyball, shuttle courts, walking track in the college premises and to plant munaga, chinta, amla, velaga and curry trees in the spacious premises. The authorities were directed to provide all the infrastructure for the students to study in a peaceful environment.

 The Kona Corpus trees in the college premises were ordered to be removed. Speaking to the college teachers, he ordered that the students should be provided with the necessary equipment in the vocational classes and given appropriate training. 

 Later, the Collector visited the Kasturiba Gandhi Girls' Vidyalaya, Mulakalapally and inquired about the food and infrastructure provided to them. Food was ordered to be provided according to the menu of the college. 

The collector went to the second year MPHS classroom and told the students that by doing nursing course, they will get employment all over the state and the country and advised the students to study hard and have a bright future.

 A student named P Soumya was congratulated for securing the second position in the state in the Multipurpose Health Worker Course.

Additional Collector of Local Bodies Vidya Chandana, CPO Srinivasa Rao, Panchayat Raj Department EE Srinivasa Rao, District Intermediate Officer Sulochana Rani, District Agriculture Department Officer Baburao, Horticulture Department Officer Suryanarayana, Mulakalapally Tasildar Pulla Rao, MDO Bharati, MEO Sriram Murthy, Kasturiba Gandhi Girls' Vidyalayam Special Officer Sakkubai and KGVB officer Annamani and others were present.

#college #juniorcollege #kasturba #vidyalaya

June 25, 2024

He was comfortable before Padmasri

Padmashri Sakine Ramachandrayya, a tribal folklore artist, is no more. He will not be seen by us forever from midday today. 

He sleeps comfortably in the tomb built for him. We will no longer hear that bronze voice and bronze melody. 

He did not die of illness as everyone is saying! We killed him mercilessly by giving him false hope. .

But his dying questions haunt us. "Many people have been given Padmashri. They have also been given crores of rupees. When they came to me, they showed an empty hand. 

Is this discrimination because I was born in a tribal race?" He asked the same question till his death. Did he ask to give Padma Shri? Did he ask for one crore rupees? Hopes that did not exist. They took it around the offices. 

They did not give a single penny.

Mentally crippled. He fell ill.

Finally, he died. Who should be called guilty now?

He lived comfortably before the arrival of Padma Shri.

If someone in the Koya community dies and performs the karma (last rites)

Doli artist Rama Chandrayya has to be there. The drum should be beaten. 'Purbam' should be said. When he sings the story, the whole town sways with enthusiasm. 

Not only in Koya language, but also in Hindi, he used to say Purbam. That is why he also goes to Chhattisgarh.

He also  voiced out Sammakka Saralamma's struggle story in Koyabhasha itself

 Prof. Jayadhir Tirumala Rao and Manoja Madam brought to light the story in oral form. A workshop was organized in Palvancha and the poem was translated into Telugu by Paddam Anasuya and it was published as a book.

There was no change in his life except that Doli Ramachandraya became Padmashri Ramachandrayya. The same house, the same poverty, the same profession... In the end, that Padma Shri became a gift to him. 

Honors and favors could not satisfy his hunger. God knows about crores of rupees! A debt of 14 lakhs is left around the hospitals. 

The cemetery is better than the rulers who broke their promise to give the land of the house, and donated six feet of land without asking!

--- Vidyasagar Polla

#tribal #artist #padmasri #sammakka #saarlamma

June 17, 2024

Things we need to know about stray dogs


Sometimes we seriously scold stray dogs when a dog bites someone or harms a child. After that, we forget and get busy with our work. But our society does not think about them constructively. No matter what anyone thinks, stray dogs are a part of our life from the village to the city. 

Because we are the country with the largest number of stray dogs in the world. They have a population of 70 million. It is also known that most people die of rabies in our country! We should also remove from our minds that every dog ​​we see is not harmful.

A good observation of stray dogs is that when they are threatened or something is thrown at them as if provoked, they will immediately chase after them in self-defense. Sometimes they bark even if we don't do anything.

 It's not to intimidate they bark, but they do that when someone new comes into their boundary. At such times, we generally either hit them with what we have in our hands or we try to run away. They will become more agitated if we do so. 

At such a time, we should not look into their eyes, and we shouldn't run, but we have to walk as calmly as possible. Moreover, while walking like that, we go forward with a little pretension of coughing now and then, and they would go back after screaming for a while.

Everyone in our country should know a lot about stray dog ​​psychology! Because whether you go to Delhi or Galli they are everywhere. Killing them is an offense under Sections 428 and 429 of the IPC, which carries a two-year jail term. 

Moreover, if someone disturbs such dogs by feeding them, it is also a crime! The Supreme Court has condemned the cruel treatment of stray dogs because they do not know par with humans. The life span of a stray dog ​​is three and a half to four years. Because they don't live longer due to lack of proper food and diseases.

And is there no country that has completely controlled stray dogs? Yes, that is the country of the Netherlands. It does not mean that all the dogs roaming in the street were killed and thrown away. Those who buy expensive breed dogs from shops have imposed excessive taxes by the government.

 Subsidies have been given to those who adopt stray dogs. So now not a single dog is seen on the streets of the Netherlands without having a shelter. Thus, the Netherlands has received the accolade as the country that has completely solved the problem of stray dogs.

 Our native dogs are in no way inferior in any sense compared to the foreign breed. Unfortunately due to the lack of proper nutrition and food, the poor stray dogs are living in the worst condition of hygiene. 

 Let's hope that good days will come for those dumb souls and by the way do you know what countries do like dogs most in the world? America, Japan, Chile, Germany, and Canada are the countries that love dogs the most. 

Surprisingly, there is not a single dog in the Maldives. The dogs that were originally somewhere in the forest were brought by man a few thousand years ago as they were useful for hunting, protection, and other needs.

 They got multiplied like this. With the arrival of foreign breeds, the domestic dog was pushed to the streets. So it is the responsibility of man as an intellectual to look at them with sympathy and solve the problem. 

The American writer Jack London once said that after the human eyes, the dog's eyes can show all the emotions the most.

                  ----- Murthy KVVS (godavari333@gmail.com)

May 25, 2024

Betsy , taking another pull at Harold Robbins


It's all about the story of the automobile industry. And it was written by Harold Robbins, published in 1971. 

Pervert, sleazy or whatever you say, you will come across such characters all along the book. Simply spiced up in view of attracting readers as much as possible. 

Angelo Perino, Loren Hardeman (three generations), Duncun, Elizabeth all these move through the plot with very strange sort of experiences.

 Fighting in the family and competition with outsiders, sometimes, would test our patience and no dearth for pleasure trips which could take us to cloud nine.

This book came to me through a second-hand book stall. Gifted as a compliment when I purchased some other books. 

So it has its turn to get through. The worst or best habit of mine is to get it completed by the last page of any book. 

The Detroit-based narrative religiously hit hard for every fifty pages with the explicit descriptions of blow job in every possible way.

 Who was there to push Robbins around? None, I mean, in terms of sweeping through passion. There is a stony silence in me once I finished with it. 

----- Murthy

#betsy #passion #hit-hard #haroldrobbins

May 20, 2024

High - edge Sports equipment

 Here is a good news for Archery aspirants and aficionados. Today, Rs.3.50 lakh worth Recurve Bow has been donated to the Khelo India free Archery training centre at Paloncha. It is made of Hoyt brand, USA.  At present, 38 archery enthusiasts are undergoing the training.  Dist. Collector Dr. Priyanka Ala handed over the bow to the coach T. Kalyan and all the aspirants are asked to bag more medals at the national level by utilizing the high edge equipment. District youth and sports officer M.Parandhama Reddy, Superintendent R.Uday kumar, senior sportsman Lakshman have participated in the program.

May 1, 2024

Proved to be best in the school

Akshay Tej  ( 9.5 GPA)

Gowtam (9.3 GPA)

                                                                            Ravi (8.8 GPA)

 With the announcement of SSC (2024) results yesterday, whole ambiance of SNM ZP High school of Bhadrachalam turned jubilant since the result percentage has gone up by 73%.  Akshaya Teja bagged 9.5 GPA and which is the top scoring of the school while Gowtham with  9.3 stood as second and Ravi got 8.8 to have secured the third position. Most interesting thing is all the children hailed from very modest backgrounds and achieved on par with the blue eyed kids who got educated in the corporate schools. Head master P. Ramakrishna and all the staff members appreciated the efforts laid by the pupil in the examinations.

Retirement Function

Rallabandi Balaji Raju, the rare kind of  English teacher who got retired should not take rest but he has a long way to go in the field of literature and he should continue the legacy of his legendary brother Rallabandi Kavita prasad, said Lion Gade Madhava Reddy on the occasion of retirement function. Well wishers, friends, relatives and acquaintances of the retired teacher have turned up in a large way to felicitate. 

Most of his service has been accomplished in Sri Nannapaneni Mohan ZP High school, Bhadrachalam and remained active in both teaching and cultural fields. The function has taken place in the Venkateswara Vilas where whole teaching fraternity and others turned up to partake in the event. P. Rama krishna (HM, SNM ZP High school) Thotamalla Rama, Grandhi Satyanarayana, Rammohan Rao and others were on the venue.  

April 19, 2024

Special inspection in view of upcoming elections

 ASP Paritosh Pankaj IPS inspected the performance of Interstate SST (Static Surveillance Team) set up on Bhadrachalam Koonavaram Road.

In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to the Election Commission's directives, check posts and special inspection teams have been set up in the district bordering with other states. As part of this, Bhadrachalam ASP Paritosh Pankaj IPS personally inspected the performance of the SST team set up on Bhadrachalam, Koonavaram Road yesterday. Appropriate instructions were given. For the smooth conduct of the upcoming parliamentary elections, the officers and staff were advised to be alert and work responsibly. He said that if anyone is caught transporting money and liquor illegally, legal action should be taken against them as per the election rules. If people know about illegal liquor and cash transportation, they are requested to inform them immediately. .

Punishment in Check Bounce Case

  On 18-04-2024, local judicial court verdict (judgment) was given by Bhadrachalam Judicial Magistrate Mr. K. Suri Reddy in void check case. Imprisonment for 6 months and compensation of Rs.4,00,000/-four lakhs to be paid to the complainant within one month from today or further imprisonment for another month. According to the facts of the case, the accused Varaka Srinivas s/o Acchaiah, private employee, R/o Etapaka, had taken a loan of Rs 4,00,000. In 2016, the lender deposited the check in the bank due to the non-repayment of the defendant's money. And filed a complaint through the advocates Mr. Padavala Srinivas and Mr. Pamaraju Tirumala Rao. After a lengthy trial, the accused Varaka Srinivas was found guilty after a long trial, and the Bhadrachalam Judicial First Class Judge Mr. Suri Reddy sentenced him to six months imprisonment and four lakhs as compensation. He ruled that the two who did not pay would be sentenced to one more month in addition.


April 16, 2024

Second Bridge Unveiled

 District Collector Dr. Priyanka Ala said that it is very happy to start the high level bridge at Bhadrachalam. The Collector inaugurated the second bridge over the Godavari at Bhadrachalam on Monday at a cost of 98.45 crores. Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that the length of the road is 2.3 km, of which 1.25 km is the bridge and the rest is the approach road. She said that this bridge has been constructed with a width of 7.5 meters. total

She said that the bridge was completed with 37 slabs. Bhadrachalam for Sri Rama Navami

It is very happy that the additional bridge is available to the devotees  and with the completion of the bridge, a permanent solution to the transport problem has been found.The construction of this bridge was done at the 166th km of the road from Vijayawada to Jagdalpur and the work of this bridge started in the year 2014 and today the work has started successfully. She said that on the 17th and 18th of this month, there is advantage of one more bridge for the devotees of Bhadrachalam for Sri Ramanavani and Maha Pattabhishekam celebrations, thus the passengers and devotees have been freed from traffic problems.

The officials of the concerned department were also directed to take up and complete the pending works as soon as possible.

SP Rohit Raj, ITDA PO Pratik Jain, National Highways Department EE Yugandhar, DE Shailaja and others participated

April 14, 2024

Exposure Tour to A Preserved Legacy

 Ramappa temple, a prominent architectural wonder was constructed during the 12th century by the general Recherla Rudra of Ganapati Deva who belonged to the Kakatiya dynasty. It is approximately 60km away from Warangal. The temple complex has mostly been disintegrated by the strides of enemies, plunderers, and destroyers and the onslaught of natural calamities still commanded its past glory and the awe of reverence for its craftmanship.

Under the guidance of P. Ramakrishna, HM of SNM ZPH School, Bhadrachalam the staff and the pupil have visited the glorious temple yesterday in the part of exposure tour to explore the age old marvel of construction which even withstood a massive earthquake in the 17th century due to the technical prowess (sandbox technique) used by the architect Ramappa in those remote years. Because of its rare style of construction , the temple was declared as a UNESCO world heritage one in 2021.

In fact, the temple was dedicated to the Deity of Rudreswara Swamy but it has been treated as Ramappa temple in general. Perhaps it's the only temple in the entire world to get named after a chief of sculptor. A rare honour indeed. Apart from the main temple, the complex has two other temples dedicated to Kameswara Swamy and Kateswara Swamy. The statue of Nandi is another designing marvel in many aspects. Intricate adornments on the walls in the form of dancing females, musicians and elephants are the clear example for the brilliant craftmanship of Indian sculptors lived in those years.

Also visited the Laknavaram hanging bridge in the mandal of Govindaraopet of Mulugu district. This scenic lake was developed by Kakatiyas in the 13th century as a source of irrigation. This is mainly rain fed lake. Telangana tourism development department has built cottages, a viewing tower along with ferries to have rides in the water. The mini Island in the lake seems wonderful with lush green in the monsoon season. Dhanikonda Srinivasa Rao explained concerned details of the places. Here are some pics depicting the entire tour. School staff G. Satyanarayana, Tanneeru Srinivasa Rao, Patel, Seshayya, K. Srinivasa Rao, Venkatesh, R. Venkateswalu, T. Satyanarayana, Balaji Raju, B.Krishna, Babu Rao, Murthy, Raj kumar, Vijay Raju, Swaranijani,Bharathi,Veeramma, Radha, Subbalakshmi, Manjula vani, Sindhu and others participated.


April 10, 2024

Welcomed with Poorna Kumbham

 Hyderabad City Civil Court Judge, Telangana Endowment Tribunal Chairman, Bhadrachalam resident Sri Manda Venkateswara Rao, Shirisha couple and  eminent lawyer Mutyala Kishore, Rupa couple visited Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veerabhadra Swamy temple which is a very important historical temple in Charla Mandal and performed puja in the temple. On behalf of the temple, Manda Venkateswara Rao was welcomed with Poorna Kumbham. Later on, the pujas were conducted by  Yallamandala Shravan Kumar and Bhanu Prakash, the chief priests of the temple. On this occasion, Telangana Endowment Tribunal Chairman, Hyderabad District Judge said that I am very lucky and fortunate to visit the very important Bhadrakali Sametha Veerabhadra Swami. 

April 9, 2024

Poets Meet on the occasion of Ugadi

 Bhadrachalam adorned with the aroma of six kinds of tastes on the occasion of  Ugadi festival ( The New year of Telugu people called Krodhi nama samvatsaram) and a meet of poets was held in the premises of renowned Ramalayam. And the gathering of bards organized by Keshaboina Prasad, District president of Sri Sri Kalavedika. Temple EO, Ramadevi attended as the chief guest and Chitte Lalitha, National woman president of Sri Sri Kalavedika and Madhava Reddy, a prominent social activist and Veedhula Rambabu, a popular poet entertained the audience with their speeches and anecdotes about the festival.

Srinivas, Principal of degree college, Tulasidas and Maringanti Padmavathi came as special guests and expressed their Ugadi greetings. Poetry recital has been performed by Chief secretary Kanaka durga, Advocate Pamaraju Tirumala Rao, Lakshminarayana, Nagalakshmi, Vani, Vijayalakshmi, Sankarachari, Sambasiva Rao and others. Murthy kvvs , honorary advisor of Bhadradri Incredible portal expressed his greetings to all the attendees. Dr. Kathimanda Pratap, National Chairman of Sri Sri Kalavedika and its Convener Ramavathi Congratulated the district Committee.

April 8, 2024

Bards and Singers Welcome KRODHI

Yesterday, a cultural meet was held on the occasion of  Telugu new year (Krodhi nama samvatsaram) and which has been staged by Retired employees building at Bhadrachalam. It's a best blend of both poets and singers. So bards delivered their greetings on the occasion of upcoming Telugu new year and some scintillating songs crooned by singers. Altogether , a fascinating time for listeners. The event kick started by a traditional Muttuswami deetshitar keertana of Mahaganapathim bhaje by Vaniram and later on followed a dance recital performed by a wonder kid Akshitha. 

Golla Bhupathi Rao, renowned Green life activist attended as a chief guest and he spoke about the importance of the environment in terms of new year along with extended wishes over the occasion. Malya Sri, the veteran poet elaborated the prominence of literature as an ongoing life force. Bhushana Rao, president of Retired employees union expressed his greetings to all the people. Poets K.Venkata ramana,Naga lakshmi, K. Nagamani, Durga komali, J. Nagamani, Anusha, Durgachari and others delivered their poetic excellence. And singers crooned the best melody on the occasion.

The event has been presided by K. Kanaka Durga and organized by Telangana Sahithi along with Bhadradri Melody singers group of JR Murthy.


April 7, 2024

Physio class

 Physio therapy is becoming a need of hour in the present times. Because modern life style in which physical work gets back seat leads to many kinds of ailments. Various modes of massages, exercises and other related treatment would provide solace to the sufferers, said by the instructors hailed from Nizam institute. An awareness meeting on physio therapy for the teachers was held in the SNM UP school, Bhadrachalam. Teachers from two mandals have been attended and the program has taken place under the guidance of  S. Sammayya (MEO,Bhadrachalam) and A.V.Rama Rao (Nodal officer,Dummugudem). 

April 4, 2024

Down the memories lane

 Some places look haunted at present but they have had a time of glory in the past. Transformation of things are inevitable in the world. Decades back, now this debris conditioned stage located in the branch library synonymous with many cultural activities and a music troupe was giving programs constantly. Back then, there was no Whatsapp, Youtube or even no trace of a smartphone and people gathered here instantly when there was any playlets or music recital. Those who crossed their fifties of their age, it was a rare memory to cherish.

Then branch library was on the lane of temple. Demands were popping up for the own building and the present entity got materialized with the effect of struggle of booklovers. It is a happiest news but the shine faded to the stage which housed memories of past glory at the same time. Branch library keeps receiving help for further development ,from the donors. Enthusiasts of employment are always seen in and outside of the library to prepare for the competitive tests. Many candidates have benefitted out of the stock of journals.

#memories#downthe lane

March 29, 2024

Top brass of Endowments visited

District collector Priyanka Ala, Project officer Pratik Jain, Devasthanam EO Ramadevi gave a warm welcome to the principal secretary of state  Endowments department Sailaja Aiyar and the commissioner Hanumantha Rao. They performed pujas and were explained the uniqueness of the deity by the temple priests. The top brass visited and inspected the arrangements at Mithila stadium where devotees and VIPs are to be attended for Swamy's marriage. They have given several guidelines and seen the surroundings of Devasthanam premises along with laddoo making point also.  

 Earlier, the authorities were instructed to inspect the tourism-related site where the construction is being undertaken for the convenience of the devotees next to the bridge point and to provide adequate accommodation facilities for the devotees. 

 Assistant Commissioner of Endoments Department Sulochana, Bhadrachalam RDO Damodar Rao, officials from various departments and others participated in this program.


March 23, 2024

Medical camp in Tegada village

In Tegada village under Satya Narayana Puram Primary Health Center of Charla Mandal,

the medical camp was organized under the guidance of Medical Officer Dr. Divya Nayana.

5 people had fever and pains and they did malaria related RDTs for them and they did not have malaria. All of them were found to have viral fever and were given medicines.

50 people were treated for common diseases.

👉🏼 Due to the high incidence of viral fevers, water retention is observed.

👉🏼Suggested drinking boiled and cooled water and

👉🏼 Arrange jollies  to the latrine tanks to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

👉🏼 It is recommended to tie mosquito nets.

In this camp Satya Narayana, D.P.M.O.

PHN Padmavati,

 HEO Babu Rao,

Health Assistants

Venu, Rajya Lakshmi, Asha activist Devayani, Rambabu and

 Others participated.

#health #camp #observations

March 18, 2024

Greyhounds Training for Police Personnel


District SP Rohit Raju IPS started a week-long special training of greyhounds for the district police personnel today at the district police headquarters. Approximately 150 police officers and staff will take this training. On this occasion, the SP met with them and said that this training is for the physical and mental strength of the police personnel. He said that it will be very useful. He indicated that this training will also be useful to improve the responsibilities and vigilance of the police personnel as part of maintaining peace and security.

 He informed that this special training has been organized for the smooth conduct of the upcoming parliamentary elections, duties at check posts, vehicle inspection and other police related duties. He said that among those selected for this training, rewards will be given to those who show talent in indoor and outdoor classes. Therefore, everyone is requested to take advantage of this opportunity and improve their skills.

Additional SP Operations T.Sai Manohar, AR Additional SP Vijay Babu, Kothagudem DSP Rahman and other police officers and staff participated in the programme.

March 14, 2024

Bring Laurels to The School

" Students should remember the guidelines when they enter the hall of public examinations and avoid all kinds of malpractices and try hard to get good results to the school" said P.Rama krishna, HM of SNM ZP High school. He advised the tenth class students in the farewell party hosted by the Ninth class students here at Bhadrachalam.

Ninth class students are going to be in the tenth class in a few months and they should start studying hard right from the beginning days and try to increase the percentage of the school success in the tenth class results said Dhanikonda Srinivasa Rao. Ninth class students showcased their prowess in dancing for folk numbers.

Sumptuous meals and sweet distribution have taken place on the jubilant occasion. Teaching staff GV, Tanneeru Srinivasa Rao, Krishna, Seshayya, Ramayya, Manjulavani, Bharati, Veeramma, swaranjani,sindhuja,subbalakshmi and others have participated.

#farewell #party #exams

March 7, 2024

Women staff honored


On the occasion of  International Women's Day, Women staff of the SNAM ZP high school, Narsapuram were felicitated today. The speakers delivered their greetings and also opined that women should always be forefront in all sectors and then only family be progressed along with the country. Educated and skillful womenfolk would always be the asset to the society. HM- in- Charge  Ch.Anil kumar and the staff conducted the event. Women staff  R.Kezia, T.Saraswati, T.Seetha, K.Lakshmi, G.Nagamani and Tulasi, Swarupa were honored with shawls.   

March 1, 2024

The incredible friendship I got in 'Paderu'

(Renowned Telugu novelist Siramsetty Kantha Rao garu is sharing here his exquisite tour details of Paderu and its adjacent places.  In the above picture writer with Alajangi Muralidhar garu )  

My dear literary friend, soft-spoken Muralidhar Alajangi, who works as an 'Economics' lecturer in Paderu Government Degree College, has invited me many times for the past two and a half to three years to visit his college and the natural beauty of the nearby areas, but I could not go due to my personal needs.

They called me on 18-02-24 and said “You are leaving on 21-02-24 and reaching Paderu by evening. We are making accommodation arrangements here for you" and hung up the phone. I was shocked that I could bear the love of my friends but not even a teaspoon of their anger. I called Mr. Tatolu Durgachari, the employee, and inquired about the transport facility to go to Paderu.

To that he said, 'A bus leaves from Paderu depot every morning at half past nine and reaches Bhadrachalam at half past seven and eight at night. Overnight stay here and depart for Bhadrachalam at 07.30 am in the morning. It will return to Paderu at half past five in the evening via Koonavaram, Motugudem, Seeleru, Darakonda and Chintapalli. So if you take a bus from Palvancha at 6 in the morning, you will reach Bhadrachalam at 7 in the morning. Have something to eat here and sit down! They will have lunch on the way and reach Paderu in the evening.

As said by that friend, on 21-02-24, I got up early in the morning at half past five and took the bus and reached Bhadrachalam at seven o'clock. The Paderu bus left exactly at the stated time. Had lunch at Seeleru at half past twelve and returned by bus and reached Paderu at half past five in the evening as planned. As soon as I got off the bus, I called my friend Muralidhar.

Within five minutes they reached me on the bike of their friend Appal Naidu.

The three of us drank tea there and reached the librarian Mani Kumar's room in the college staff housing complex directly adjacent to the college. Muralidhar, who introduced me to them and left me with them, immediately left for Chodavaram, which was his  residing place.

Mani Kumar became another son with a little introduction. What is special is that Manikumar's hometown 'Kakarapadu' is located in the suburbs of Sarabhavaram, the hometown of Sri Vadrevu China Veerabhadra, a writer who has a special place in the Telugu literary world and is like a giant in various literary branches. Their father knew Veerabhadradu very well. 'Aha! This is the greatness of world of literature. Somewhere, some kind of relationship comes to entwine. 

In the same premises, the 'English' lecturer of Koteswara Rao, a village near Koonavaram, was also introduced. From that night, for four days, Mani Kumar took care of all my food, meals and accommodation. It can be said that among today's youth, such cultured young people are very rare. I humbly congratulated their parents for bringing them up with such discipline.

Muralidhar went and told Mani Kumar and Koteswara Rao what to do for me the next day in the dark.

According to that, around five in the morning, a student named Purushottam, who was studying in the final year of his degree (Special English), Koteswara Rao, took his bike and came for me. As I was already up and ready, I immediately got on the bike and drove seven km there. At the peak of 'Vanjangi' Bholingamma mountain in the distance.. I immediately got on the bike with the hope of imprinting in my mind forever the beauty of nature that creates milky white on the hills covering the slopes. 

The bike runs on smooth tarmac roads with curves and bumps like the urine of a running bull. In the dark on both sides of the road, 'Nakkatoka' dry grass and various wild bushes stood like schoolgirls and students welcoming an incredible guest and welcomed us happily. Forgetting myself at that welcome, while strolling through the aerial streets, my driver took the vehicle and reached the ETDA on a hill bend. He stopped in front of the crew.

 There we took two tickets at the rate of fifty rupees per person and proceeded further and at a distance of five km from our destination, we stopped near a jeep parked at a corner. We parked our two wheeler next to it. We negotiated the rent at the rate of 200 per man and boarded a jeep with some others. The jeep driver's name is Prasad. good person Three km. The journey in that jeep will remain one of the scariest journeys I can remember in my lifetime.

The hill on the right side of the jeep going up was excavated with JCBs and poured till the last edge of the valley which was hundreds of feet deep on the left side. I was worried that the jeep running over the red dirt and small rocks might slip into the valley at any moment. When Nena was in trouble, the jeep stopped where we had to get off.

As soon as you get off the jeep, you have to walk up the rocky path to reach the view point of Bholingamma Peak which is about 720 feet high. While the lines of light on one side were running full of hills, we tiredly overcame the maze and the rocks and reached there within thirty and a half hours.

Reminding us how insignificant we are as human beings when nature does not favor us even if we approach the viewpoint without any effort.

It was not snowing at all that day. He who has learned to be satisfied with what he gets, should not be disappointed in any situation and find happiness in what he gets. As we reached the peaks of that vast mountain, there were many young men and women, like the army of monkeys sitting on the hills in the Kishkindha Kanda of the Ramayana.

While we were spending time taking photos of the wonderful scenes around the Mema hills, the black child changed the clouds to golden color, opened the doors of the clouds and radiated black rays to the ground, visible and invisible, immersing all the people there in a wonderful color. After spending an hour and a half there, we happily started climbing the peak.

Before we reached the plateau from near the view point, I spoke to two shopkeepers who were sitting there with cigarettes, chocolates and biscuits about their hardships.

As soon as I reached the room at eight o'clock, Muralidhar from Chodavaram came directly to me while taking a bath and getting ready.

They chat for a while and say "I'm in college come on!" He said and turned back.

Meanwhile, Mani Kumar said, "Let's have breakfast!" Saying that,  he took his Rajdhoot out .

After having breakfast, Murali sir showed me around the whole college. At the end, I was taken to the seminar hall where there was an extra class for the children and I was introduced to the lecturer there. The lecturer looked at me and said, "Since you have come anyway, say four good words to our children, sir!" 

I spent half an hour sharing some things according to my knowledge with the children and took leave  from them.

Computer sir Dilip was already waiting for us outside the college by bringing his car.

Along with us English lecturer Amit, Dilip sirs and three other students got into the vehicle.

Immediately the vehicle sped towards Balda Caves in Koraput District, Odisha State.

By then it was 11.30 am.

( To be continued )

English translation rendered by Murthy kvvs

February 26, 2024

Diya assigned to the district

Police Dog Diya, who completed basic training at IITA, Moinabad for eight months and was assigned to the district, was felicitated today by the district SP Rohit Raju IPS in his office. AR Constable Mahender and other dog squad officers and staff who are dealing with this matter have been given several instructions on this occasion by the SP. They have asked the officials about the complete details regarding the 11 police dogs currently working in the district police department.

AR Additional SP Vijay Babu, Admin RI Ravi, MTO Sudhakar, Welfare RI Krishna Rao, Home Guards RI Narasimha Rao and others participated in this program.


February 25, 2024

Magha Masa Utsavaalu at Bhadrachalam


Bhadrachalam, Feb 24: A holy ceremony called "Sahasra Kalashaabhisekham" was conducted in the premises of Lord Rama's temple of Bhadrachalam. Devotees thronged here from many places to behold it. Priests performed the event traditionally. This custom has been performed by them from time immemorial, especially it is to be performed in the month of Magha and that's why these rituals are called Magha masa Utsavaalu. Apart from that, Agni pratishta and Kalashavaahana puja were also performed.

Temple authorities said that Nitya Kalyanam will be resumed again from Sunday and has been suspended for the last three days due to ongoing celebrations. Devotees Sridhar and Srikanth from Hyderabad submitted silk clothes to the holy idols and also to some staff members of the temple. All these celebrations are done in the Beda Mandapam of Sri Seetha Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam.

February 22, 2024

Viral fever survey

In view of viral fever and leg pain, a house to house survey has been done in the village of Kothapally of Charla mandal. And cases of the same were recorded. Dr. Sridhar and other medical staff went to every house and sprinkled anti-larva solution to prevent mosquitoes. So that it's very difficult to hatch eggs and grow in water filled pots etc. Along with it, they have provided medicines to 42 people for common ailments. Medical staff Sirisha,Geetha, Saraswati, Gopi collected blood samples from 24 people and sent them to T.D. hub for diagnosis. Asha activists Lalitha, Chandrakala, Sammakka,Vijaya lakshmi, Venkata ramana, Ramya and others participated in the drive.


February 20, 2024

Computer skills showcased by the students


A computer Mela in collaboration with Pratham Infotech Foundation and ITC staff has been organized in Sri Nannapaneni Mohan Zilla Parishat high school of Bhadrachalam. Students made samples with their creative skills from their knowledge of digital education. And which are ranged from social media apps for class sixth students, power point presentation on cyber security for class seventh students, Misson Chandrayan 3 animation in scratch for class eighth students, Web pace creation in career in IT HTML for class nineth students, a project on artificial intelligence Google maps was prepared and presented to the tenth class students. Certificates were handed over to the students by the school headmaster P.Rama krishna. Computer instructor Bhavani and the teaching staff participated in this event. G.Luka raju (Operation Lead), Sai lakshmi and others were chief guests for the program.

February 15, 2024

Woman principal should be appointed

 Kakatiya University and NCT should follow the rules and appoint a woman as the principal for Bhadrachalam Tribal BED College. In a meeting chaired by State Convener of Student Section of GSP, Irfa Prakash at ITDA premises on Wednesday, Gondwana Welfare Parishad State President Payam Satyanarayana demanded that Bhadrachalam was the only centre which has a tribal BED college in the state, not only that, when it was a united state it gained much popularity in Bhadrachalam Agency. 

It is alleged that the ITDA officials have blindly appointed the principal without examining the minimum qualifications, and appointing a person who does not have a BED or M.E.D. as the principal of Bhadrachalam Tribal BED College. ITDA officials acted without knowing the difference between BED college and B.ped college.

ITDA officials said that candidates should be filled in based on their qualifications through open notification for the appointment of a tribal BED college principal. Otherwise, he said that he would file a writ petition in the High Court and take up protest programs.

He also said that many times in the past we have given petitions to ITDA officials to send those who come on deputation from ashram schools to their respective posts in Tribal BED College but they continue to do so without canceling their deputation.

 Godwana Welfare Parishad strongly demands that the agency has PhD women candidates belonging to the tribal community and there are more girls in the college and, for the welfare of the girls,  such women should be appointed as the principal of the tribal BED college. District presidents of the All India Association of GWP, Muttavarapu Janakiram Chinta Janardhan, Madakam Chittibabu Rajasekhar Erpa Rambabu participated in this program.

February 9, 2024

Awareness on Cyber Crime

 Yesterday, an awareness program was organized for the students studying in Abdul Kalam Engineering College, Vepalagadda under the guidance of DSP Rahman of Kothagudem. District SP Rohit Raju IPS participated as the chief guest in this program. This program was organized to create awareness among students about cyber crimes ragging and drugs. District SP who was the chief guest of this program said that nowadays cyber criminals are committing frauds by choosing various methods to rob innocent people's money.

  He said that if anyone has lost money from their account due to cyber crime, they should respond immediately and call 1930 number and provide the details so that money can be recovered from the account of cyber criminals. She teams and Bharosa Kendras have been set up on behalf of the police department for women, and if there is any problem, the police would contact them immediately. He said that some innocent people are unknowingly clicking on links in the form of online messages and losing money without knowing.

 Everyone should be aware of cyber crimes and be vigilant but also advise their neighbors and relatives. At present, youths are addicted to drugs like ganja and are destroying their precious future. He said that wherever the youths are consuming ganja, such places have been identified throughout the district and cases will be registered not only against the transporters but also against those who consume ganja and will be sent to jail. He warned that strict action will be taken if anyone indulges in harassment in the name of ragging in colleges.

Kothagudem DSP Rahman, Chunchupally CI Peddanna Kumar, Sujathanagar SI Someshwar, college management members Venkateswara Rao, Lakshminarayana, Sitaramprasad Srikanth along with a large number of female students participated in this program.

January 25, 2024

Sports Complex at the behest of the police department

  Youth should excel in sports as well as education and the development of agency area people is the prime objective of the district police, said Rohit Raju IPS, superintendent of the police, Bhadradri Kothagudem district. He participated in the closing ceremony of mandal-level volleyball tournaments, organized by the Dummugudem mandal police. The volleyball competitions ended yesterday which kickstarted on the 21st of this month.

50 teams have participated in the event and it has taken four days to get completed. Kotha maredubaka and Anjubaka teams reached the finals and the final battle triggered enthusiasm among all the onlookers comprised of police officers, staff and local people. Rohit Raju IPS, SP of the district said that a sports complex would be established in the agency area of Dummugudem with the cost of Rs. 2 crore which will be on behalf of the police department.

Also said that the department would take up all possible programs in the future to reach out to the agency youth. And with the youth from this area should emerge at the district and national level in the future. The welfare of Adivasi people is the sole aim of the police department, he reiterated. Mandal youth and people expressed their thankfulness to the Superintendent of the police for granting a sports complex in the mandal.

Kotha maredubaka, Anjubaka and China nallabelli teams received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes respectively from the hands of Rohit Raju IPS, SP of Bhadradri Kothagudem. Dummugudem CI Ramesh, Inspectors Ashok, Mutyam Ramesh , Special branch inspectors Raju Varma, SIs Ganesh,Keshava and others participated in the event.