Balanandam at Hyderabad (1956 - 2008) - Page 3

Holiday Camps

In 1969, 50 members of our sangham with escorts went to Warangal on a holiday camp for 15 days and visited places. There was a big public reception for these kids and gave the local people an incentive to start Balanandam sanghams. . In November, another batch of children went to New Delhi on a holiday for 15 days to attend the International Children’s fair. They presented many cultural shows in both places which were greatly enjoyed and appreciated. In the year 1971, we were invited to represent Andhra Pradesh to participate in All India theatre Festival. We have competed with other states and won a prize as the best production for staging a play “snow white and seven dwarfs” in Telugu.


Balanandam members on way to ‘TADA’, a rural area to open a branch.


Members of Andhra Balananda Sangham touring Andhra Pradesh in 1975


Members of Balanandam leaving to Madras to participate in a function organized by Sri. Bapu and Sri. Mullapudi Venkata Ramana - 1976

Apart from this our children have put up shows to collect money to donate to National Defence Fund during the war times. Their patriotism was greatly appreciated by the Government.
Balanandam continued to flourish under the guidance of Annayya and Akkayya till their sad demise.


A scene from a musical play during a programme organized to raise funds for National Defence fund in 1962, Chinese aggression.

Even after their demise, Balanandam members have continued to uphold their ideals under the president Smt. K. Sugunamani. It continued to be active and provide the children with suitable opportunities to improve their talent.

60 Year Celebrations

In 2001 January, we have celebrated 60 Years of Balanandam in Ravindra Bharathi with lot of fanfare. Many ex and present members have enthusiastically attended the function. The highlight was a song written by Dr.M. Padmini Devi, depicting the 60 years of Balanandam. It was melodiously set to music by Sri.M. Chittaranjan, a renowned Light music expert. It was sung by the member’s ages ranging from 7 to 70yrs. Many dedicated members were honoured on that occasion.

60 Year Celebrations

Logo of 60 years of Balanandam was inaugurated by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri. Rangarajan



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