The Beginnings (1940 - 1956) - Page 3

After the formation of the Andhra State with Kurnool as capital, Balanandam organized the second children’s conference in 1954. The conference was inaugurated by Sri. C.M. Trivedi, the governor of Andhra, presided over by Sri. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, the Dy. Chief Minister. A 21 member reception committee of prominent people in Kurnool headed by Sri. D. Sanjeevayya, Minister, Government of Andhra was formed to extend hospitality to the delegates from various parts of Andhra, Telangana, Madras and other states.



Second Children's Conference at Kurnool

The third children’s conference was held at Guntur in 1956. Sri. B. Gopala Reddy Chief Minister presided over the conference. It was here that the resolution was passed that the headquarters of Andhra Balanandam Sangham would be shifted to Hyderabad when the state of Andhra Pradesh formed.

The impact of these conferences in the minds of children and even elders was tremendous and beyond expectations. It enabled various Balananda Sanghams in the state to come together, and formulate schemes for the development of children culturally and emotionally. As a pioneer institution, the sangham felt the need to give opportunity to rural units to meet together at a conference to discuss matters of interest of children.

The third Telugu conference was held on the 1st to the 3rd of January, 1956 at Guntur. A local reception committee was formed with Justice Sri .Kanda Bhimshankaram, judge Andhra court as chairman. While the main conference was organized by Balandandam, the local Balananda Sangham assisted in making many of the arrangements.

Child delegates and child welfare workers from Chittor, Tiruttani, Narasapur, Eluru, Vizag, Madanpalli, Bangalore, Hindupur, Bapatla, Sattenpalli, Palakollu, Podur, Polamneru, Bandar, Vetapalem and Madras attended the conference. The Balanandam mobile Library van brought the exhibits from Madras. A special bogie brought over 100 children from Madras to Guntur. More than 6000 child delegates participated.

Many important resolutions were passed at the conference regarding the representation of various affiliated units in the Executive committee of the Sangham. A provincial organizer was appointed to organize the units. The revenue Minister of Andhra has assured solid support, and he promised to take steps to allot land in each town or village for the establishment of Balananda Sanghams.



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