For the hundreds of students, including many girls, who packed the Bangarraju function hall here on Saturday, it was an enriching experience as they listened to a High Court Judge, former Supreme Court Judges, three IPS officers, an IAS officer, IRS officers telling them that only determination and hard work lead to success.
The Surya Foundation of Paamulawaka village near here, founded by a DIG of Police of Uttar Pradesh K. Satyanarayana, who hails from this area, organised a ‘Vignana Sadassu’ to explain the students of the rural area of the district’s importance of law education in competitive examinations and how to face competitive examinations like UPSC Civil Services, APPSC group I and II, RRB, etc.
Deputy Commissioner of Excise at Vijayawada B. Venkatesh Neta, who is president of Smt. Gunda Marthamma Social, Law, Educational and Environmental Service Society of Hyderabad, established by High Court Judge Justice G. Chandrayya, presided.
Mr. Satyanarayana told them that though he failed once in Intermediate he could become an IPS officer. “Don’t think that coming from a humble and rural background and studying in Telugu medium are hurdles you cannot surmount. Just concentrate hard on what you want you do and you achieve success,” he said.
Justice Mr. Chandrayya said determination and faith in life were essential to achieve success. Studying hard, being thorough with current affairs and answering questions in the proper way were essential. He said that education would help youth to improve society.
Former Judge of Supreme Court and Chairman of a river water tribunal P.S. Narayana said using one’s skills was important. Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal said studying for Civil Services examination needs motivation. He recounted his experience when he could not get a seat at an awareness programme on Civil Service examination because he went late and this made him understand that acting promptly was important.
Principal District Judge Jaya Surya pointed out that a teacher would teach fundamentals of a subject but the students have to work on them and dwell deep into the subject.
Joint Director of law faculty of Osmania University G.B. Reddy told the students that studying law course would be an advantage for those attempting Civil Services examinations. Assistant Superintendent of Police of Narsipatnam Vishal Gunni told the students to be focussed, determined to achieve success in the Civil Services examinations. He advised the students to study an English paper every day.
Sub-Collector of Narsipatnam Sweta Tiotia, while telling the students that a lot of focus was needed, hoped that some of the students participating in the Vignana Sadassu would be sitting on the dais within a few years.
Later during an inter-active session, Mr. Gunni explained in detail the preparations for Civil Services examination. Deputy Commissioner of Excise and Customs Balaram Naik, Assistant Commissioner V. Ramanadha Reddy, Dy.S.P. (CID) Muralikrishna, DCTO G. Muralikrishna and faculty member of RC Reddy Study Circle K. Krupadanam answered queries from the students.