NAGELI Thirupalappa Chowdary, who is popularly known as N.T. Chowdary was born in a poor family in Pedda Mogalaya Palli, a remote village in C.K.Palli Mandal of Anantapur District, A.P. He was a bright student in his studies.
In spite of losing his father at the age of 12 years, he continued his high school education with the dream of becoming an IAS officer/IIT Engineer. After successfully completing MBA, he ran after the opportunities that came his way to feed himself and his mother. He has seen his adolescent life through thick and thin. With hard work, determination and fixed aim, he has achieved his final goal, all at the young age of 29 today.
By getting inspiration from Bhagavan Satya Sai Baba and the Universal mother “Mother Teresa”, Aswamedha Charitable Trust, the brain child of Sri.N.T.Chowdary was founded on 7 Aug 2007 to sponsor education of poor and intelligent students of the drought-prone Anantapur district.
With the slogan “Mana kulam manavakulam – Mana matham Manavatvam”, the trust decided to extend support to the needy students financially, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
The trust is trying its best to build a better society of educated youth by performing “Aswamedha Yagam” as was done by Sri Rama and Dharmaraja in the epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha respectively, to provide prosperity and happiness to the people.
Aswamedha the Charity
Aswamedha is a voluntary organization founded by like-minded professionals committed to the cause of humanitarian and educational concerns. Through a combination of their professional skills, voluntary service and financial resources they are engaged in an effort to reach out to the marginal and downtrodden sections of society.
Since education is considered “the wealth that cannot be robbed” and which gives social status to the man, Aswamedha decided to help the poor students pursue their higher education goals. The trust also decided to guide the youth in right manner by providing free coaching for groups, ICET, S.I. and Police Constable posts, keeping in view the saying of Swami Vivekananda that “the future of the country lies in the hands of the youth”.
Though it has its base at Anantapur, the trust responds to the needs of poor bright students in the neighboring districts in the field of education and competitive examinations.
The target group of the trust is bright poor students, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. It has nearly ten employees in various cadres. Scholarship is provided to the students pursuing M.B.A., M.C.A., B.Tech., M.B.B.S, Degree, Intermediate and Nursing courses. Scholarship was sanctioned to 850 students.
An amount of Rs.20000 was sanctioned as scholarship to Narasimha Murthy, who was studying B.Tech in Hindupur. Unfortunately, he died while swimming in Hindupur tank. In order to provide moral support, the trust extended financial assistance of Rs.50000/- to the boy’s parents.
Free clothes were distributed to the students of Bala Sadan, Anantapur, on the occasion of Sri Chowdary’s birthday.