“A life not lived for others is not a life” – Mother Teresa
One man by name Sri Sodadasi Nagaraju a true religious human being, born in Vakalapudi village in Kakinada rural mandal in East Godavari district, AP was moved by the plight and suffering of blind people. He knew that he was ordered by the God to start ‘SYLOM BLIND CENTRE’ in the year 1989 to help blind people find new light of hope in their lives. He did not hesitate for fraction of a second, started the centre and got it registered with registration number 459/1989. He immediately started admitting blind people in the centre and struggled very hard to raise funds to give them accommodation, food and support, but eventually succeeded in his mission. He died gracefully in …………….at the age of ……..and before he left he made his son Sri S.S.Kiran Kumar the president of the SYLOM BOARD.
THE SECOND GEENRATION:
In 1990 Sri S.S.Kiran Kumar son of the founder became president of the Sylom board. Sri Kiran Kumar served the centre for 16 years till 2006. Like his father he too never rested and worked untiringly in continuing the good work to make his father’s wish come true.
THE THIRD GENERATION:
In 2006, Sri S.Praveen Chakravarthy the son of Sri Kiran Kumar took over the reins as the President of the blind centre and as the third generation representative to carry forward the family legacy of compassion and kindness toward the victimized girls/women, orphaned and destitute children, physically challenged and poor and down trodden sections of the society. The board has 11 members and it works throughout India. Due to certain practical reasons the BLIND CENTRE had to be closed. But, the new president has added several laudable services to the centre and has been working unflinchingly to make every added service to give support and confidence to large number of beneficiaries each year. His young brain with the added advantage of the modern digital technology has been exploring more opportunities to add more services, more donors and more volunteers to help and extend more and more support to larger number of victimized girls/women, orphaned and destitute children, physically challenged, unprivileged communities, widows, prostitutes and victims of natural calamities.