Venkata Rao was a renowned political leader who is known for his tenure as the Municipal Chairman of Tenali and for having been a leader to be elected twice to the Legislative Assembly from Ponnur. No wonder, there is an award reinstated in his loving memory.
Known as the Nannpaneni Venkata Rao Memorial Award, this year the award was given to Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation. The award was handed over to him by Jasti Chalameswar who is the judge of Supreme Court. During the ceremony, Mr. Chalameswar said that if the Government wants the democratic functioning of the country in a matured way, then it should take steps to improve the faith of the people in government institutions.
The renowned personalities who attended the function included Nannapaneni Rajakumari, the Chairperson of Andhra Pradesh Women’s Commission, ex-parliamentarian Yelamanchili Sivaji and MLAs Nakka Anand Babu (Vemuru) and Alapati Rajendra Prasad.