Residents do not wait for authorities to grant funds for each and every project, instead pool in money when need arises

What makes Vijayapuri colony different from the rest of the colonies around Tarnaka is that the residential welfare association here does not wait for the authorities to grant funds for each and every project. The colony residents themselves pool in money and take up development works as and when such a need arises.

Recently the Vijayapuri Colony Welfare Association has installed a lift to the community hall at a cost of about Rs.12 lakh for the benefit of senior citizens and women who face difficulty in reaching the second and third floor of the community hall building.

“The GHMC authorities had expressed their inability to grant funds for the lift. The residents felt a need for it and as usual pooled in money and installed it. We have many more projects to be taken up and hope we will do it,” informs P. Mahendar Kumar, president of the colony welfare association informs.

There are about 700 plots in the colony measuring between 150 and 750 square yards. The colony is spread over 60 acres of land with around 3,500 families residing in the apartments and independent houses.

Its location in the middle of many government institutions sees an educated class of residents staying here. People working in Rail Nilayam, National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Survey of India and a few other institutions reside here. A cosmopolitan culture prevails in the colony with people from across the country making it their home. There are two temples, a mosque and a church within the colony. Irrespective of their religious identity people participate in the festivities, Mr. Mahendar Kumar says. Residents of the colony participate in the yoga classes conducted in the community hall every day for their benefit. A spacious library is also housed on one of the floors of the community hall buildings. As many as fifty people can sit in the library at any point of time.

A book reading event is also organised at the library on Saturday’s and an eminent author is invited.

As part of its welfare activities medial camps are regularly organised in the colony. A physiotherapy centre is also run for the benefit of the people. A children’s park and e- seva centre are other amenities available here.

Apart from this music and dance classes are also conducted every day for children. The senior citizens in the colony organise get-togethers in the colony every fortnight.

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