Ramineni Foundation Awards

Ramineni Foundation Awards

The Ramineni Foundation was founded in 1995 by the children of the late Ramineni Ayyanna Choudary in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA for the purpose of protecting and promoting the monumental heritage of Indian culture and the ideals of Hinduism. In addition, the primary mission of the foundation is to facilitate the valiant, relentless and altruistic efforts of all those high priests drawn from a cross-spectrum of fields in arts, science and humanities.__NOTOC__

Dr. Ramineni Ayyanna Choudary

Dr Ramineni Ayyanna Choudary, after who the foundation and the awards were named, was born on 1929-10-12) in Brahamankoduru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India to Veeriah Choudary and Kanya Kumari. He completed his school education in Guntur District and obtained a postgraduate degree in Mathematics from Banaras Hindu University. Until 1955 he worked as a teacher in Palaparru and Movva. He left for the United States in 1955, and completed his Masters in Economics and Finance followed by a Doctorate from the University of Minnesota. During this time, he founded the Hindu Association of Minnesota to promote Hindu culture and civilisation and organised Hindu festivals & social activities regularly. He worked as a professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio (1963-1973). He took early retirement from his job in order to devote his time to social and cultural activities. He established Downtown Property Management in Cincinnati.

He married Suguna in 1967 and gave birth to 6 children - Dharmpracharak, Sarada Devi, Satyvadhi, Brahmananda, Vedacharya and Harichandra.

He established Sangeeth Sahitya Samskrithi Hindu Dharma Nilayam and dedicated it to Indian fine arts. He developed agricultural activities and also established Hindustan Therapeutics at Hyderabad to supply high-quality, cost-effective veterinary medicines and feed supplements to farmers.

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, his children have started the Ramineni Foundation in India on 1999-10-12.

Choudary died on 2000-04-24 in Cincinnati.

Ramineni Foundation Awards

1999

Dr. Ramineni Foundation was inaugurated in India on 1999-10-12 at Hyderabad. The occasion was graced by Dr. C. Narayana Reddy as Chief Guest and Dr. Vempati China Satyam, Prof. N. Gopi, Prof. P. Siva Reddy and Dr. Gummadi Venkateswara Rao as esteemed guests. [cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev99.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 1999 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Dr. G. N. Rao - Director, L V Prasad Eye Institute

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Bapu (artist)
* Ramana
* Dr. Nanduri Rama Mohana Rao - Veteran journalist & Writer
* Kalipatnam Rama Rao - Custodian of telugu Story

2000

This function was graced by Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Chief Guest and Dr. N. Siva Prasad, Prof. Kakarla Subba Rao, M. Murali Mohan as esteemed Guests. [cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev00.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 2000 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Dr. K. Varaprasad Reddy - MD Shantha Biotechnics

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Dr. Lalji Singh - Director, CCMB
* Dr. K. Viswanath - Cine Director
* Kaloji Narayana Rao - Veteran Writer

2001

The function was graced by U. Krishnam Raju, Union Minister of Defence as Chief Guest and Justice Jasti Chelameshwar, A. Gangadhara Rao, Former Chief Justice of High court of Andhra Pradesh, P V R K prasad IAS, and M. V. Bhasakara Rao as Esteemed Guests. [cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev01.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 2001 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Prof. D. C. Reddy - Vice Chancellor, Osmania University

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Volga - Popular Writer
* M. A. Subhan - Founder, [http://www.kalasaagar.com/ Kalasaagar]
* G. Nirmalmma - Veteran Artist

2002

The function was graced by K. Prathibha Bharathi, Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly as Chief Guest and [http://164.100.12.23/apla/check_before_release/mem_219.pdf T Devendra Goud] , Home Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, Minister for Health, Government of Andhra pradesh, I. Venkata Rao, Chairman, [http://www.pressacademy.in/home.asp Press Academy of Andhra Pradesh] , and Dr. Madugula Nagaphani Sharma as Esteemed Guests. [cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev02.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 2002 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Prof. Shantha Sinha, Secretary -Trustee [http://www.mvfindia.in/index.asp M. V. Foundation]

Viseesha Puraskaram

* [http://www.spaesschools.com/aboutchukkaramaiah.asp Dr. Chukka Ramaiah (IIT)]
* Dr. N. Koteswara Rao - Popular Writer
* Syed MD. Arif - National Chief Badminton Coach

2003

The function was graced by Mullapudi Harishchandra Prasad as Chief Guest and Somireddy Chandra mohan Reddy, Minister of Information & Public Relations, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Mohan Kanda, Chief Secretary of Government of Andhra Pradesh, Prevaram Ramulu, Chairman, [http://appsc.ap.nic.in/ APPSC] , and Dr. Rajasekhar, film actor as Esteemed Guests. [cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev03.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 2003 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Dr. K. Anji Reddy - Chairman, Reddy Labs

Viseesha Puraskaram

* C, Raghavachari
* Rao Balasaraswathi Devi - Popular Singer
* C. V. Krishna Rao - Social Worker & Writer

2004

The function was graced by Avadhoota Datta Peethadhipathi [http://www.dattapeetham.com/ Sri Ganapathi satchtananda Swamiji] and Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh as Chief Guests and [http://rajbhavan.kar.nic.in/governors/RAMADEVI.htm V S Rama Devi] , Former Governor of Karnataka, Pathuri Nagabhushanam, Chairman Zilla Parishad, Guntur as Esteemed Guests. [ cite web |url=http://www.ramineni.com/rac/racfev04.html |title= Dr RAMINENI FOUNDATION 2004 Event |accessdate=2007-11-08 |format= html |work= ]

Visishta Puraskaram

* Prof. Yarlagadda Nayudamma, Pediatric Surgeon, Guntur

Viseesha Puraskaram

* T. L. Kanta Rao - Veteran Artist
* Buddiga Subbarayan - Popular Writer
* Hemalatha Lavanam - Secretary - SAMSKAR

2005

The function was graced by His Holiness [http://www.chinnajeeyar.org Tridandi China Jeeyar Swamiji] and Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao, Union Minister for Coal & Mines, Government of India, as Chief Guests and [http://www.sureshreddy.com/ K. R. Suresh Reddy] , Speaker Of Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, and A. K. Khan, Additional Commissioner of Police as Esteemed Guests.

Visishta Puraskaram

*Dr. D.Nageswar Reddy - Gastroenterologist, Director, [http://aigindia.net/ Asian Institute of Gastroenterlogy]

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Dr. Boyi Bhimanna - Veteran Writer
* K. Sugunamani - [http://www.amssoi.org/AboutUs.html Andhra Mahila Sabha]
* Navodaya Rama Mohana Rao - Navodaya Publishers, Vijayawada

2006

The function was graced by [http://www.rosaiah.com/ Dr. Konijeti Rossaiah] , Minister for Finance, Medical and Health, Government Of Andhra Pradesh, Avula Manjulatha Vice Chancellor of [http://teluguuniversity.ac.in/ Potti Sriramulu Telugu University] , and C. C. Reddy, Adviser, Government of Andhra Pradesh, as Esteemed Guests, Jury Members, [http://www.pattabhiram.com/ B. V. Pattabhiram] , Dr. G. N. Rao, Dr. Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, A V S.

Visishta Puraskaram

*Padam Bhushan Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, Professor and Head of the Dept of Cardiology, AIIMS

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Dr. Umar Alisha - Philanthropist, Chairman [http://www.uardt.org Umar Alisha Rural Development Trust] , Pithapuram
* Prof. I. V. Chalapathi Rao, Eminent Academician
* Smt Anjali Devi - Veteran Artist

2007

The function was graced by Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, as Chief Guest and N. Rajyalakshmi, Minister For Women Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, G. Aruna Kumari, Minister for Medical Education, Government Of Andhra Pradesh and M. Venkataramana Rao, Minister for Infrastructure, Investment, Government Of Andhra Pradesh and jury members G.N. Rao, director, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, K. Ramachandramurthy, Editor, [http://www.andhrajyothy.com/aboutus.asp Andhra Jyothi] , and magician B.V. Pattabhiram Have participated at the occasion.

Visishta Puraskaram

* P. Ramachandra Rao, Director of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

Viseesha Puraskaram

* Nerella Venu Madhav - Cine Artist
* P. Susheela - Playback singer
* Reddi Raghavaiah - author of children’s literature

References

External links

* [http://raminenifoundation.com Remineni Foundation]
* http://ramineni.com
* http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/13/stories/2007101362500500.htm
* http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/09/stories/2007100961840800.htm
* http://www.uardt.org/news/VishishtaPuraskaaram.aspx
* http://www.kalasaagar.com/
* http://www.mvfindia.in/index.asp
* http://www.spaesschools.com
* http://appsc.ap.nic.in/
* http://www.dattapeetham.com/
* http://rajbhavan.kar.nic.in/governors/RAMADEVI.htm
* http://www.chinnajeeyar.org
* http://www.sureshreddy.com/
* http://aigindia.net/
* http://www.rosaiah.com/
* http://teluguuniversity.ac.in/
* http://www.pattabhiram.com/
* http://www.uardt.org
* http://www.andhrajyothy.com/aboutus.asp


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