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Editorial Note – THE IMPORTANCE OF GIRLS’ HOSTEL IN JILLELLAMUDI

D V N Kamaraju
Magazine : Mother of All
Language : English
Volume Number : 19
Month : January
Issue Number : 1
Year : 2020

A common rhetoric in political and journalistic circles is “empowerment of women” with practically little action taken to fulfill the goal. It is no exaggeration to state that at Jillellamudi, it is being materialized unobtrusively as a natural course.

Matrusri Oriental College and Matrusri High School in Jillellamudi has a student strength of more than 200. Even though the Institution is under co-education category, the girls outnumber the boys. More and more girl students are evincing keen interest to join in the courses offered here. In view of the limited space available, accommodation suffers from certain constraints.

In order to resolve the above problem a three floor hostel building is taking shape at a total outlay of Rs. 2.50 crores with all necessary facilities.

The College has got a vast, spacious, pollution-free premises, Classrooms, Library and a large ground for games, sports etc. The team of teachers led by an able Principal under the guidance of Sri Viswajanani Parishat, takes care of every aspect of the development of the students. For Boy students, a two storied Hostel building is already in existence with all necessary facilities.

Amma eradicate Gender bias, shunned masculine supremacy, preached and put into practice equality and nourished women empowerment.

She encouraged girls to recite Vedas and perform the oblation and rituals in the temples. She insisted that girls need to be well educated to flourish as Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Officers, Auditors etc. in all walks of career on par with their male counterparts. She emphasized the fact that a woman is the pivot of a family looking after the house and the children, besides doing a job, which is a must in the present days to make both ends meet.

The students of High School and College are not confined just to their academic syllabus. The entire activity is aimed at total personality development of students, to make them exemplary, responsible citizens of India. They participate in every social service activity as well as spiritual practices.

The students constitute a future brigade to propagate Amma philosophy. Hence, they are educated and trained with Amma philosophy, which is the most valuable foundation for their future career.

Sree Viswajanani Parishat felt it is their responsibility to provide for the girls a more comfortable space for their living, protect their privacy and encourage study.

Thus, a silent revolution is taking shape in a small, obscure village called Jillellamudi in Andhra Pradesh, South India.

Hymavathi Devi, the presiding deity in Hymalayam is Kanyaka Parameswari. She is the Goddess in the form of a Girl. Many a time, it is perceptible to find the Grace of Hyma reflected in the voluntary service activities carried out by the Girl students in the campus. Naturally, it is appropriate to name the Project after Sri Hymavathi Devi.

Hence, contributing to the cause of Girls’ Hostel Construction means directly supporting Girl child education and indirectly standing for the values advocated by Amma.

Every support, encouragement from like-minded, philanthropic individuals, organizations is welcome.

(Thanks to Sri A. V.R. Subrahmanyam for his valuable inputs)

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