Honorary Doctorate from Westbrook University—Awarded doctorate by the Westbrook University, USA for the social work carried out for 26 Years out of 49 years. The Award was received from the hands of His Excellency Shri N.D. Tiwari, Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
Sri. Katikala Ramakoti, Father of Sn.Dr. K. S. Bhagyarao, was a leader and visionary, in our community in and around Bapatla. Mother Smt. Katikala Kanthamma extended all her wholehearted support to his father to enable him to cater his services to the poorest of the poor in around the Bapatla. He was much inspired by his father and mother, and stepped into the shoes of his father to help/cater services to our people walking on the path of .
Student Life 1981-1985:
On 18th December 1981 while studying Degree Final Year, he opined ‘ask not what the village did for you, but what you did for the village’ by seeing the problems faced by the poor people and established the YUVAJANA SEVA SANGHAM. The funds required were mobilized from his own pocket money savings, and also from small works done for money by him and his friends. The funds were handled in utmost transparency. To involve more people, he stepped out of the shoes of his position in the organization and inspired many others to join. Under this banner, he:
The organization is currently being run by students and an advisory role is taken up by him.
Employee life 1986-1999:
He joined as a Group-C central government employee. Wherever posted, he inspired his colleagues to contribute in terms of money and time to visit the villages apart from his native village. He conducted extra-curricular competitions, and also awarded meritorious students. He did all these during his leisure hours. Due to the transparency in conducting the activities, many people were attracted towards the activities. After conducting such activities in many villages, some of the employees identified that education is the only weapon for development of the nation. They further suggested these activities should be in organized manner. The same was discussed with his father and his father also appreciated the charity work and promised to give back his agricultural income for carrying out the activities.
Year 2000-Till Date:
KATIKALA KANTHAMMA MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH CARE SOCIETY:
His father agreed to donate agricultural income and his house for the development of education, an organization was established in the memory of his mother, who died at the age of 5 years. Thus he established KATIKALA KANTHAMMA MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH CARE SOCIETY[VIDYARTHI], which was named in remembrance of his late mother. Through KKM Society, he surveyed selected 35 villages, where he identified that the dropout rate was high. The main cause for high dropout rate was being lack of books, guidance and poverty.
Area of operations:
Source of funds:
To increase the education level in the 35 villages, he demolished his family house and established a public library, employed a tutor and arranged power in his village so as to give free tuitions to poor students, distributed books and awarded meritorious students.
To encourage de-alcoholism, awareness camps were conducted and those parents who ceased bad habits such as drinking were felicitated before the general public. Many families were rescued from the adverse effects of De-Alcoholism.
Honoring Hard Working People
To encourage hard working poor people who were landless and acquired land, they were felicitated and were stood up as exemplary citizens.
Honoring Exemplary Parents:
Those parents who encouraged their children to study till getting employment despite being in poverty were honored before the general public.
Sports and Cultural Programs:
Not only did he encourage meritorious students, but he also awarded those persons who were good in sports and cultural activities. Every year conducting competitions in sports, cultural activities and awarded prizes. These activities are being carried out continuously every year till date.
SNEHA CLUB: Learning from the success of the KKM Society, where a few persons with a similar mindset made such a considerable change, a thought arose of what may perspire out of many people of the same mindset. With this thought, Sneha Club was established in the year 2001 as a charitable organization functioning on the basis of principles taught by which are:
Also, a general principle of ‘not to criticize anyone’ for the activities carried out by executive members is made effective. Instead of criticizing an executive member, that person is encouraged to replace the executive member for the sake of better working.With these principles, the Sneha Club has forged on and built up a pan state presence. With around 100 to 200 active members in each district of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Sneha Club is a distinguished organization now.
Many different types of activities are taken up by the Sneha Club patrons suchas visiting Social/Tribal Welfare Hostels to provide counseling, pens, books, bed sheets, etc., which are lacking in the hostels, books distribution, medical camps, issuing medical cards for free treatment, training programs, adopting villages to provide educational support, conducting coaching classes to admit into higher education, conducting pratibha awards given to 2 best students from all Social welfare and Tribal welfare Hostels in each district in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The following organizations were also founded by the Founder and the chairman of the
“SNEHA GROUP OF ORGANIZATIONS”
2. KKM Society:
3. Sneha Club:
Sneha Members Network:
4. Sneha Marriage Bureau:
5. Sneha Waani:
6. Sneha Mutually Aided Co-operative Society Limited:
7. Sneha Priya Club Chit Fund:
8. Sneha Web Channel:
9. Sneha TV Channel:
Country can develop if the human resources properly considered in all fields.
From the last 33 years in service, several students were benefited in getting employment, private placements for becoming entrepreneur. Several medical camps were conducted through which many lives were saved. Conducted coaching classes through which many students got admitted into higher education. Apart from charitable activities, network was created in all districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and inspired them for charitable activities without criticizing caste and religion permanently. Around 42 activities are carried out successfully by these like-minded employees every month.