Pioneers of the Asha Jyoti Padmashali community of the weaker sections of the community – Kondanta Anda Acharya Konda Lakshman Bapuji
Acharya Konda Lakshman Bapuji is a great man who thinks that philanthropy is paramount and constantly looks enthusiastic and cheerful with a service attitude. Their ideas and opinions seek the betterment of the downtrodden and weaker sections, and they work tirelessly for all. Their aspiration is for everyone to grow. That is why many praise them as an organization, not an individual.
Sri Konda Laxman was born on September 27, 1915 in the village of Vankidi in the old taluka of Asifabad, Adilabad district. His parents were Sri Konda Bapuji and Ammakka Garu. The mother died in infancy. Those who work as father postman. After completing his higher education and LLB with self-cultivation, he took up the legal profession in 1940 and became actively involved in youth activities. Youth groups were established with the aim of awakening the youth and cultivating a sense of service among them.
In 1941, Shri Konda Lakshman first attended the Padmashali meeting held at Nizampeta in Medak district. He later participated in the 8th All India Padmashali Mahasabha held at Solapur. The Padmashali and the handloom community went about their ideas for their betterment. Shri Konda was shocked to see the deplorable condition of the handloom community during the Nizam’s rule. The Padmashali’s unforgettable efforts to transform the non-cheap handloom sector into immigrant patches were unforgettable. In the days of the Nizam’s rule he opposed the method of supplying yarn to the ration.
The “Sahakara Ratna” Gold Medal during the Hyderabad Central Co-operative Union Ceremony in 1963, the Indian Biographical Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Gold Medal 2002 Internationally Recognized “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose National Award for” Extension in the Field of Philanthropy “, won the Albert Switzer International Foundation’s Gold Medal for Spain in 2008 and the” Distinguished Wift Fellow “Awards for the Australian & Asian Civil Leadership Institute, Sydney.
Sri Kondagaru reluctantly supported the landing of Andhra Pradesh. Suffered from the suffering of opponents. He was elected Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh New State Legislative Assembly from Chinnakondur constituency. Appointed as a Cabinet Minister in the Cabinet of Shri Damodaram Sanjeevayya in 1959-60, he was in charge of Handloom, Textile, Small Industries and Excise Departments. In 1965, he won the by-election in Chinnakondur constituency with a huge majority. In 1967, he competed from the newly formed Bhubaneswar and won. He served as the Minister of Information and Labor in the Shri Kasu Brahmanandareddy Cabinet. During the Telangana struggle in 1969, he resigned as a minister to bring justice to his people and created a solid history. Elected President of the Telangana Congress Committee. He and Dr. Marri Chennareddy were detained in Rajahmundry Jail for playing a leading role in the struggle. His wife, Dr. Mrs. sakuntaladevi. Major Shakuntaladevi’s services in providing medical assistance to soldiers after the war with China were unforgettable.
Their instructions are constantly followed in every Padmashali community. Many welfare programs such as restaurants, dormitories, wedding halls, scholarships, and sewing training centers for women have followed in their footsteps. Karmasakshi Acharya Konda Lakshman Bapuji Garu is one of the direct contributors to the existence of the Padmashali’s to this day.