Friday, April 1, 2016

I am thrilled to receive a letter from a great person of the darkest village

Dr P V Sesha Sai
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31st March 2016

Dear friends and like minded persons

I could not communicate for a long time due to heavy load of work and travel in tune with different matters.  Today, My energies are re-awakened  when I received a letter from Mr Francis Pidtala from Australia.  Wonder is that he is from a darkest  village situated in the district of Nellore by name Seetharampuram and he has grown to such a great height from a very very remote area.  I have something to do with the village.

You will understand what connection do I have with that Village when you see my blog  I worked in that Un-electrified village by name SEETHARAMPURAM for 27 months as Manager of Syndicate Bank Branch.  I was not aware that we have such remote village till I entered into that village.  The Village did not have Electricity; water facility; medical aid; library; post office etc.  By evening 5  p.m., the village goes into darkness since the village is in a valley with a hill on its western side. Almost every day I have a scorpion bite and many a times snakes entered into our house, and it was almost a nightmare. 

My eldest daughter was hardly 5 years and second daughter was just born.  I was to spend heavily from and out of my meagre salary,  for bringing water from the agricultural wells situated a bit far off from the village. 

I thought I can do justice to my presence in the village if I encourage someone to put up a medical shop with a meagre of Rs.1000 and I purchased number of books and started a library for the benefits of villagers.  I tried to gain confidence of the villagers using my Click III camera and taking photographs for the villagers and getting the prints from a very far off place and distributing the photos to the villagers free of cost. Even today, I have retained the oldest camera with which I could take hardly 12 snaps for a reel. 

I still remember pain of the scorpion bites of those days, and some of my experiences are placed in a blog  I am extremely happy Mr Francis has touched my heart with his letter appended hereunder

Dr P V Sesha Sai
Hello Sir,
How are you doing!
Hope you are keeping well with your health.
 I am writing to you after a long time.  Wanted to share with you about my visit to Seetharampuram after 18 long years.It was a pleasure to visit this dark village after long time. The dark village has transformed into a town with not only electricity but with Internet cafes and people using smart phones. It looks more busy then before with frequency of transport and most people own their mode of transport. The village has a college and a school as well.  I have managed to visit the syndicate bank unfortunately the manager was on leave.Got couple of pictures.  hope this pictures and mail bring backs some of your memories from the dark village.

Thank you
Francis       March 22/2016
Hello Sir
How are you!
I'm really sorry I'm not travelling to Hyderabad this time.
But will definitely visit next time to Hyderabad to meet you.
I'm on my way back to Australia from Mumbai.
Francis       March 25/2016

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