I am connected with …
Here is a brief description of the places with which I had been associated with my birth, growth, education and career.
Amalapuram – A visitor’s paradise is a town in East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of Godavari delta named Konaseema, the triangle formed by the Holy waters of Godavari River. Amalapuram is blessed with lush fields, coconut groves, green palms and is criss – crossed by small canals with adjoining places of tourist interest such as Vigneswara temple at Ainavilli, Allavaram beach and Aduru a Buddhist site. This is all a treat to nature lovers. Sir Arthur Cotton (The Architect of Godavari Barrage), Sri Kala Venkata Rao (former Minister) and Sri GMC Balayogi (former Lok Sabha Speaker) were the popular personalities from this land.This town is known for its Vedic culture and its development.More info about Amalapuram at http://eastgodavari.nic.in/Amalapuram.html or in Telugu Language at http://www.amalapuram.com/
I was born in Amalapuram in 1954. My mother-tongue is Telugu -the third most spoken language in the Republic of India and one of the top fifteen most widely spoken languages in the world.
Mandapeta – Origin of Susarla Family is another town in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, was originally called Mandavyapuram, is a regional commercial hub and trade center. It is famous in the surrounding villages and towns for its skilled goldsmiths. Most of the population is employed in Agriculture or related industries. Today this town has more than 80 Rice factories. My father Shri Susarla Subrahmanya Sastry [Mandapeta] is a retired Superintending Engineer, Roads and Buildings Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh while my mother Smt Sitaratnam [Amalapuram] is a homemaker. Both of them live in Vijayawada. Recently a grand function was performed in honour of my parents. Please find more details about my family at: http://www.suryanarayana.com/parents
SUSARLA family ancestors have been known for their legacy of learned Hindu Brahmin Sanskrit Scholars from Mandapeta and I am proud to be a part of it !!!
Vijayawada – Hub of educational & cultural activities is in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. The literal translation of the word Vijayawada is “The Place of Victory” which is also known as Bezawada. It is the third largest city in the State of Andhra Pradesh and is located on the banks of the Krishna River to the south, bounded by the Indrakeeladri Hills on the west where the Godess Kanakadurga Temple is located on hill top. The fertile Krishna delta extends from Vijayawada towards Bay of Bengal to the east. There are plenty of canals that go through Vijayawada city and number of Rail & Road bridges are seen across these canals and Krishna River. This facinates the visitors who admire that Vijayawada resembles Northern Italy’s VENICE -the world famous city for its canals. Vijayawada is the biggest Railway junction of the South Central Railway with A-1 status given by the Central Government. Vijayawada is commercial, political and cultural centre of Andhra Pradesh. It has to its credit numerous Print & Electronic Media in addition to one of the oldest Broadcasting Studios of All India Radio, the FM radio channels AIR Rainbow Krishnaveni , Radio Mirchi and SFM. Vijayawada, also called as “Vijyalawada” (Place of Education) as it occupies a prominent place in the educational map of Andhra Pradesh with the presence of NTR University of Health Sciences and a host of prominent Educational Institutions. Vijayawada is one of the earliest publishing centers in Andhra Pradesh with and accounts to about 90 % of the total volume of books in the state being printed or published. Visit Vijayawada Municipal Corporation website http://www.ourvmc.org
I did my schooling at Montissoray High School & Vivekananda Centinary High School. I completed my College studies at SRR & CVR Government College & Satavahana College and subsequently undertook Professional studies to become a qualified Company Secretary – all at Vijayawada. I also worked as Freelance Journalist and Artiste for All India Radio on part-time basis.
I cherish my learning & earning experiences at Vijayawada Please view details about my Educational pursuits at: http://www.suryanarayana.com/myprofile
Hyderabad – The most happening hightech city is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Greater Hyderabad has an estimated metropolitan population of 6.7 million, making it an A-1 status city and the second largest (in terms of area) in the
country. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, ancient civilisation and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally. Endearingly called the Pearl City and the City of Nizams, Hyderabad is today one of the most developed cities in the country and a modern hub of Information Technology, IT Enabled Services and Biotechnology. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad are separated by the Husain Sagar, an artificial lake constructed when Hyderabad was founded in 1586 by Mohammed Quli, fifth Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golconda. Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes, Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. Top ten tourist attractions in this city are the world renowned Charminar [as seen in the alongside photo], the massive Salarjung Museum; Golconda Fort; Birla Mandir -Balaji Temple; Hussain Sagar-Tank Bund; Lad Bazar – shops to sell bangles made of glass, lac, metal, semi-precious stones and pearls; Nehru Zoological Park, Osman Sagar-Gandipet Lake, Qutb Shahi Tombs; and the Ramoji Film City. More info about this 400 year old city at http://www.fullhyderabad.com
Before I relocated to Hyderabad in 1991, I have worked for more than a decade in various organisations in middle and top level management caders in Andhra Bank-Gannavaram-Vijayawada, Hindustan Newsprint Limited-Kottayam-Kerala State,Andhra Pradesh Tanneries Limited, Vizianagaram. I have rendered my services as a full time Company Secretary to GVK group for its first delux 5 star category Hotel The Krishna Oberoi for five years till 1995. I have then set up my practice as a Practising Company Secretary in Hyderabad. Please view details about my profession at: http://www.suryanarayana.com/profession.html
I have been enriching my (a)vocations in the most happening city of HYDERABAD.