Auditorium

The Parishath constructed, in the initial stage, a modest Auditorium on the vacant part of its premises. Pooling resources, it has been adding requisite infrastructure, from time to time, like curtains, sound-system, lighting equipment etc. Now it is an AC Auditorium with a seating capacity of 350 (250 in the Main Hall and 100 in the Balcony). The Parishath is namaed after ‘Dr. Devulapalli Ramanuja Rao’ as a mark of respect for his yeoman service for the growth of the Parishath right from its inceptive period. Literary and cultural programmes of the Parishath are conducted in the Auditorum. For select organisations, the Parishath provides the facility of utilising the Auditorium for conducting their literary and cultural programmes. The organisations pay a nominal amount of Rs.2,000/- towards maintenance expenditure for a duration of four hours. The Parishath is keen in supplementing some more facilities in the Auditorium, when the financial position permits.

Parishath Buildings

The Parishath, which constructed few rooms initially in 1954 for its office in Tilak Road, Hyderabad, now has a building complex comprising twostorey building, closed auditorium, staff quarters etc. A trust was founded on 22-12-1971 to manage the properties of the Parishath. The construction of buildings for the Parishath was highly facilitated by Dr. Bezawada Gopal Reddy, Sri Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, Sri Mandumula Narsinga Rao, Sri Damodaram Sanjeevayya and other stalwarts by providing the site. The assistance rendered by Sri Parsa Venkateswara Rao, Sri Mateti Ramappa, Dr. K.V. Ramana, IAS(Retd) and other leading personalities in the matter was indeed great. Dr. Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Culture and Scientific Affairs, laid the foundation stone for the building. Liberal financial assistance was extended by Central and State Governments, Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Cooperative bodies, Industries and individual philanthropists. The uniflinching efforts of Sri Nookala Narothama Reddy, the then President and Dr. Devulapalli Ramanuja Rao, the then Secretary of the Parishath enabled expeditious completion of construction work. Dr. C. Narayana Reddy in his capacity as a Member of the Rajya Sabha allotted Rs.25 lakhs to the Parishath for the construction of additional rooms.

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