Warangal: Techie returns home to help villagers

Vamshidhar had studied in London and owns his own firm.

Warangal: Most people go abroad with the aim of earning, but seldom think about the land that raised them.

Gudi Vamshidhar Reddy, a native of Madharam village in Raghunathpalli mandal of Jangaon district is not among such people.

Unlike any other youngster, he was able to achieve his childhood dream of setting up his own IT firm at an age of just 25.

After completing postgraduation in London in 2011, he opened his own IT firm, Conglomerate IT Solutions Pvt Ltd, in Texas with branches in Canada and London. As the firm developed, he set up a branch in Hyderabad’s Madhapur. Now 32-year-old, he is married with two children and well settled in life. However, Vamshidhar was not satisfied with this success.

He wanted to do more for the society but was not sure how or where to begin. During his recent visit to native village, he identified many issues the village faced. That is when he realised that his village required his help immensely. There were no streetlights, the village school premises were damp due to rains and absence of a proper drainage system in place. The villagers faced problems in the summer due to lack of proper water source.

He made a vow that he would develop his native village into a model village in the state and adopted it. The villagers hailed Vamshidhar’s move and supported his cause.

“After Vamshidhar adopted the village, he donated 500 LED streetlights; about 80 tractor-load of gravel was brought to repair the government school ground. Proposals for a water plant and a proper drainage system were also put in place. More people like him must come forward to help their villages,” said sarpanch Balne Anuradha.

Vamshidhar says that though he received most of his education in Hanamkonda and Narsampet, he has a strong bond with his village. “My parents always encouraged me to help the needy, hence, I took up social service seriously and began from my own village. I knew that if I did not take the initiative, no one else would and the village would remain backward.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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