The eminent technocrat and Founder MD of Sri City integrated business city, Ravindra Sannareddy has been conferred with the honorary doctorate degree by the Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, at the 6th & 7th convocation held on Tuesday. He received the award from the Hon’ble Governor of AP Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, in the presence of Prof. D. N. Reddy, Chancellor, Mallareddy University, Hyderabad, and Smt. Prof. G.M. Sundaravalli, Vice-Chancellor, Vikrama Simhapuri University.
“I congratulate Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy and every student and research scholar obtaining degrees in today’s convocation,” the Hon’ble Governor remarked in his convocation address. I am confident that the knowledge, talents, and values you have gained at this university will help you achieve greater success in life.” He stated, quoting Nelson Mandela, that education has been viewed as the most potent weapon for changing society, and he urged graduating students to be sympathetic toward the impoverished and disadvantaged, treating them with care and understanding.
Accepting the honorary doctorate, Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy said, “I consider it a privilege for being conferred the honorary doctorate by Vikrama Simhapuri University. It gives me great pleasure to receive the honor from the hands of the Hon’ble Governor. I am grateful to the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and all those who have witnessed my efforts and have chosen me for this honor.”
Stating that he had given up the lucrative business career in the US with a conviction to give back to the society and started to work on a new project that has the potential to improve the economic conditions of people in the region, he urged the graduating students to set career goals that would benefit the people around.
He was bestowed this honor in recognition of his contributions to the field of technology and industry, as well as his vision and unrelenting efforts in transforming the backward region of Satyavedu, Varadaiahpalem, and Tada manuals into a vibrant industrial zone by establishing an integrated business city with world-class infrastructure and creating ample job opportunities. The university’s citation states that Ravindra Sannareddy’s journey is incredibly inspirational for every student, aspiring entrepreneur, successful businessman, and most importantly every individual. It asserts that Sri City has revolutionized the economic nature of the region.
Prof. Sundaravalli presented a report on the academic achievements of the university and Prof. D. N. Reddy delivered the keynote address.