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The Father of The Nation’s visit in 1921 remains etched in the memory of residents

The house in which Gandhiji stayed during his visit to Kurnool in 1921. —Photo U.Subramanyam
The house in which Gandhiji stayed during his visit to Kurnool in 1921. —Photo U.Subramanyam
Mahatma Gandhiji’s visit to Kurnool in 1921 remained memorable to the residents of the town. Historians who secured information from the diary of Mahatma and news reports from the contemporary periodicals recorded the visits of Father of the Nation in 1921, 1929 and 1933.

According to chronicles, Gandhiji under took the tour of Tilak Swaraj Fund in South India and as part of it he travelled in Kurnool district between September 28 and October 1 in 1921. He was accompanied by Abul Kalam Azad Subhani, Konda Venkatappaiah and Gadicharla Harisarvothama Rao.

According to records, Mahatma Gandhi addressed a public meeting which was attended by nearly 25,000 people on the banks of Tungabhadra river on September 30 at 11 a.m.

He stayed in the house of Medam Venkaiah Setty, a wealthy private banker, who also donated Rs. 1,116 to Mahatma. The house which is intact even now remained a monument.

He was said to have addressed public meeting at Kurnool and Adoni. His speech in English was translated by Gadicharla Harisarvothama Rao into Telugu.

In 1929, Gandhiji undertook the second tour accompanied by Kasturba Gandhi, which was extensive.

He visited Chagalamarri, Nallagatla, Sirivel, Allagadda, Uyyalawada, Nandyal, Ayyalur, Panyam, Kurnool, Konidedu, N. Nagalapuram, Pyalakurthi, Kodumur, Devanakonda, Pathikonda, Guntakal and Adoni.

The tour was aimed at advocating boycott of Foreign Clothes and promoting Swadeshi garments. People generously donated to the movement and a lady at Pendekal identified as Reddy Lakshamma donated her entire jewellery she wore. In 1933 too, he visited Kurnool but touched only Adoni.
 

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CHENNAI: The new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) for Kurnool is all set to begin classes from July. It will be mentored by Indian Institute of Information and Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, which will extend its infrastructure and faculty for the initial years.

IITDM will incubate the new branch, providing both classrooms and hostels at its campus in Chennai, until the 124-acre new campus is built at Kurnool.

Two undergraduate courses are on offer from the new IIIT - B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) with an initial intake of 25 students per course. Admission to these courses will follow the status quo selection process, through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as is followed for IIITs (Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kancheepuram.

Classes for IIIT-Kurnool are set to begin from July 2015. The parent institute has been offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in IT and IT-enabled design and manufacturing since its inception in 2007. It’s Director, Professor R Gnanamoorthy, will act as the Mentor-Director of IIIT-Kurnool.
 

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IIIT-Kurnool to Kick Off With 2 Courses

CHENNAI: The new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) for Kurnool is all set to begin classes from July. It will be mentored by Indian Institute of Information and Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, which will extend its infrastructure and faculty for the initial years.

IITDM will incubate the new branch, providing both classrooms and hostels at its campus in Chennai, until the 124-acre new campus is built at Kurnool.

Two undergraduate courses are on offer from the new IIIT - B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) with an initial intake of 25 students per course. Admission to these courses will follow the status quo selection process, through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as is followed for IIITs (Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kancheepuram.

Classes for IIIT-Kurnool are set to begin from July 2015. The parent institute has been offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in IT and IT-enabled design and manufacturing since its inception in 2007. It’s Director, Professor R Gnanamoorthy, will act as the Mentor-Director of IIIT-Kurnool.
 

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Urdu University Kurnool

hief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, while addressing various issues pertaining to Rayalaseema asserted that he too was a native of the region and vowed to shed his blood to develop it. Blaming leaders from the region for its backwardness, he challenged them to a debate on development of Rayalaseema and irrigation projects in the region.

Accusing critics of spreading canards and creating obstacles for the construction of Amaravati and land pooling, Mr. Naidu said none could stop him from developing Rayalaseema. “I will go ahead like a bullet, unfazed by threats and blackmailing by detractors,” he said at a public meeting at Orvakal. “I will not neglect Rayalaseema until my last breath,” he added.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Urdu university at Orvakal, he allotted 125 acres for the purpose and sanctioned Rs. 80 crore, with an initial sum of Rs. 20 crore, for university. An education hub on 900 acres, an international airport and an industrial hub would come up around the university, he said.
 
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