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KECA’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Krishnadevaraya Educational and Cultural Association (KECA) celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Amara Raja Auditorium, Karakambadi, Tirupati on 2nd October, 2019.
The celebrations coincided with the birth centenary celebrations of Shri P. Rajagopal Naidu, an Indian freedom fighter, Social reformer, Parliamentarian and Kisan (farmer) leader and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Chief Guest, Shri Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Founder Chairman of GMR Group graced the occasion with his presence. The eminent Guests of Honor included Padma Shri G. Muniratnam, General Secretary, Rashtriya Seva Samithi, Shri Jayadev Galla, MP, Guntur, and Shri Biyyapu Madhusudhan Reddy, MLA, Srikalahasti. The event had the participation of Galla and Gourineni families, the promoters of Amara Raja Group of companies to reinforce their unflinching support to the association to expand its social services.
Key highlights of the Golden jubilee celebrations are
- The executive committee generated a corpus amount of INR 5 Crore to amplify KECA activities.
- KECA President, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla donated a corpus amount of INR 1 Crore.
- Amara Raja Group of companies donated INR 24 Lacs towards corpus.
- INR 50 Lacs scholarships distributed to 360 meritorious students to realize their dreams. It includes 204 girls and 156 boys’ students.
The day-long Golden jubilee celebrations included souvenir release, felicitation of founders, past and present executive committees, messages from the guests, cultural programs, inspirational messages for students and distribution of scholarships to meritorious students.
KECA has been working steadfastly for the development of the economically weaker sections of the youth through educational advancement and skill development. Till date, the association has supported more than 1700 students with scholarships that amounted to INR 2.75 Crore.
At Krishnadevaraya Educational and Cultural Association (KECA), we strongly believe that society's development greatly depends on the education and empowerment of its people. Therefore, we go the extra mile to support meritorious students from rural background by providing financial assistance to students pursuing Medicine, Engineering, Polytechnic, Science, Arts, Literature, and Nursing. We also train rural youth and make them employable through skill development programmes.
KECA has been supporting the meritorious students with financial assistance by mobilizing funds from different sections of society.
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Scholarship grant on 2nd October event
81 – years old
Sri. Lankipalle Peddabba was felicitated at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the KECA
KECA has seen many heart warming stories unfolded in its premises.
Sri. Lankipalle Peddabba, a small farmer of Thotavaripalle village would accumulate the little amounts from his weekly sales in the local sandy. He would bring his savings to KECA once a year with a request to give it to someone ‘whose need was bigger than his’. He has never failed in this mission even once in the last 37 years.
Many students have benefitted from this financial assistance and have attained high positions across the globe. They in turn support KECA in whatever way possible. KECA takes this opportunity to appeal to you to join hands with us in this great endeavor with your generous contribution to brighten the lives of the young minds of the rural society.
Stories of Change
I am proud to have been the first beneficiary of KECA during the 1960s. I strongly believe that the timely support to needy and meritorious students can enrich the society and the nation.
Rasineni Rama Naidu,M.Tech - S V University
I have to thank KECA for the full financial support during my B. Tech course without which it would have been very difficult to focus and complete with high grades.
B. Jyothi,B.Tech - JNTU
I have to thank Sri. Rasineni Rama Naidu, for 100% support during my 4 years at IIT –Bombay from 2007.
T. Deva Kumar,B.Tech - IIT Bombay
KECA has provided invaluable financial support for my education during early 1980’s. I have been serving the society for over 30 years to spread its wings.
Galla Vijay Naidu,M.Tech - S V University
My dream of pursuing higher studies have become real with the part of
financial support I received during my Diploma and B.Tech (1995-2001)
from this esteemed foundation KECA.
This motivated me to excel not only in academics as well in all aspects of my life. Presently I am holding a responsible position in BSNL.
D. Ammulu,M.Tech - M.B.A
How can you help us?
Corporate education is getting expensive, the task at hand is enormous.
KECA receives 300 and more applications for funding support every year. However, we can support a limited number of applications. We invite donations and contributions from the philanthropists/Institutions in India and abroad for the noble cause of supporting the students with merit, potential and promise.
Join hands with us in this great endeavor and brighten the lives of the young minds of the rural society with your generous contribution.Donate