I gratefully acknowledge the teachings & the values taught by my "gurus"-especially my school teachers-prominent among whom are Shri "Pulusu Gopi Reddy" who is still popular with his pen name"Pogi"and late S/Shri Y.K.sastry (Yaddanapudi Kodanda Rama Satry),the then Head Master of our great school -A V V High School,Warangal who epitomized discipline,my beloved Telugu teachers- late Hariradha Krishna Murthy who is responsible for all my love & liking for Telugu literature and late Vishwanatha Venkateshwarlu(none other than one of the two younger brothers of late Kavisaamraat Vishwanaadha Sathyanaaraayana) whose melodious rendition of the Telugu poems still echo in my ears ultimately leading me take up the mammoth rendition projects of Telugu poetry-say like that of the entire "Pothana Bhagavatham",Sreemadraamaayana Kalpa Vrukshamu"etcWhenever I remember my school teachers tears roll in my eyes & feel that I cannot redeem their debt of moulding me as what I am today.It is the basic foundation laid by them which made me learn whatever I know today.Though our Gopi Reddy Sir was a task mater & believed in the proverb- "spare the rod & spoil the child"I still discreetly remember the boundless affection he showered on me as his pet student.
Re: I salute to my Guru - Gopi Reddy !!!!!
by mallaiah anchoori on Sep 05, 2010 08:34 PM
(Contd from my above post) How can I forget his decision of postponing the monthly test to some other date just because I happened to be absent on that day due to ill health?How can I forget the incident of awarding full marks to my answer to a wrong question inadvertently?I cannot also forget the incident of his being also harsh / impartial & punishing me by a flashy slap when I was not listening to what he was teaching but was paying my ear to the rendition of Telugu poem by "Vishavwanaatha"?Those were the days when the relationship unlike of these days flourished like that of a father & beloved son.The teachers were repositories of knowledge & imparted all the values needed for an over all personality development & character building of a student in contrast to the present system where the education has become a means to earn & hence a business. It was a noble profession for the teacher & a life style full of humility & obedience for the taught.Sadly enough theses days,seldom a teacher has love for his student & a student respect for his teacher.Even after 47 years of my leaving the school,my teacher Gopi Reddy still continues to be my mentor & I cherish all the memories of my school days associated with him.Long live Gopi Reddy Sir!!May all the souls of my late other teachers who guided me equally rest in peace!!
Thank you, Mini, for this wonderful message. I am an XL'er, '11 batch, and I fully agree with you that "excellence with humility" is one of the most crucial lessons one learns at XLRI.
I followed with deep admiration the news of your pwning Mulayam Singh about the time I was expecting my XAT result, which is the reason I felt doubly thrilled when I eventually obtained admission in XL. That "XL ki kuriya ... " are not to be messed with is the incontrovertible truth, and a certain Mr. Yadav knows this now ;)
You epitomize the final teaching of "Satyam Vad, Dharmam Char" that was given by Gurus to their pupils at the conclusion of studies. Thank you for being a continuous source of inspiration for us. May God bless you with even more happiness and strength.
Mam, Your article was an awesome read.XL is still the heaven on earth u had experienced, with all the Gods walking around you in flesh and blood..Just hope one of them showers his blessings on my Labor law paper tomorrow. Just missing my father after reading this gem,just hope he continues guiding me from wherever he is...
Very nicely written article. Felt an awesome sense of nostalgia on reading it, esp coz I also had my primary schooling from a school run by nuns in Kerala, plus I also had the good fortune of graduating from XL (BM'10).
GOOD FEELINGS IN THE SAME. ONE OWES FROM THE GURU THIS IS NICE THAT WE ARE REMEMBERING IN LIFE THE SHAPING BY GURU FOR OUR LIFE . TODAY'S LIFE PEOPLE FORGETS EVERYTHING AND THINK THAT WHATEVER I AM IS NOT CONTRIBUTED BY OTHERS IT IS MY TALENT. "I" IS SUPERLATIVE DEGREE IN TODAYS SYSTEM.
Impossible to forget teachers who craved my life, sisters, nuns too their sweet smile , calm discourse in Chrisitian school, I shall never forget and wish to fly back and start studying their before my Engineering.