Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy
Dr Pailla Malla Reddy,U.S.A, who was born and brought up at Sunkishala, dreamt of making his village a model village. He intended to do something that would help the villagers in increase their standard of living..
He is allocating more than 20 percent of his income to help his fellow villagers in Andhra Pradesh.
To start with he has constructed two temples - one for Lord Balaji and the other for Lord Shiva - and a rest house for travellers, laid new roads, renovated the school building and helped solve the perennial drinking water shortage. He has laid the foundation for a women's technical training institute to teach computers among other subjects, a primary health care centre and a community centre to make it a model village, and all of it without any Government assistance.
When Dr. Reddy was wondering how to use the underemployed labour and youth force of the village, some village elders advised him to construct temples as they had to trudge several miles to worship deities. He converted the idea into an excellent income-generating opportunity for the villagers. "I never went in for donations and spent money from my pocket." The construction work also helped the villagers to earn a living. "We employed masons, carpenters and plumbers - skilled and unskilled workers from the village. All the- eligible adults took part in the construction work and also earned their income." Thus, the temples for Lord Balaji and Lord Shiva came up on a 12-acre plot in Sunkhisala village in Nalgonda district in Andhra Pradesh, symbolising the co-operative spirit of the villagers..
He also established a women's technical training institute, a primary health care center and acommunity center to make it a model village. He also financially supported hospitals, schools and colleges in other parts of Andhra Pradesh. Among his many other charitable works, Malla Reddy garu is also mobilising other NRIs and getting support from the World Bank to provide fluoride-free water to Nalgonda district.
Dr Malla Reddy has constructed a College building at Valigonda and donated to the government.
The College building at Valigonda
We are providing a small list of various activities undertaken by Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy in the Region.