Akkineni Kalapeetam, the Cultural Wing of Akkineni Nageswara Rao College, was inaugurated by Professor G. Rami Reddy the then Chairman, University Grants Commission, on 22nd August 1994, in the presence of Chief Donor and Matinee Idol of the yester years Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Recipient of Padmabhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, from the Government of India. The key person in giving a shape to Kalapeetam is Sri Katragadda Simhadri Appa Rao, Treasurer of our College Managing Committee.
Aims & Objectives
The main objective in establishing Akkineni Kalapeetam is to create interest in literature, music and other fine arts in the minds of our students and to take up various activities in that direction. Kalapeetam aims to encourage the students in various fine arts and to tap the hidden talents in different branches of fine arts. A few activities of Akkineni Kalapeetam in the post accediation period are given below:
- Conducted a two day National Seminar on ‘Annamacharya’, sponsored by T.T.D. Annamacharya Project.
- In collaboration with Jaycees - JCII Club, Gudivada organized a ‘Key to Success training Programme’ for students from 3-9-2007 to 8-9-2007.
- On 10th September 2007, organized a programme on Telugu Padya kavita Maduryam by inviting Dr. Akkiraju Sundara Rama Krishna, noted T.V. and Cine Artist.
- Our student Mr. Nimmakayala Satyanarayana’s poetry ‘Manase Kalamaithe’ was published by Kalapeetam.
- All India Radio, Vijayawada vocal musical Artist Sri Modugumudi Sudhakar trained our students on vocal music. Kalapeetam conducted an ‘Add on Programme’ for 20 days on “Appreciation on Drama and Karnatic and Hindustani music”. This year Kalapeetam established a film club in College.
- Our students won 1st prize in folk song’s competition, conducted by Acharya Nagarjuna University Youth Festival.
- Akkineni Kalapeetam organized Karunasri Jandyala Papayya sastry centenary Literary meet.