Dr.(Smt) B.L. Suguna’s retirement as Principal of Matrusri Oriental College is a singularly unique event. Rarely it so happens that a student of the College, where she studied and graduated is retired as Principal of the same College. That is the uniqueness about Dr. (Smt) B.L. Suguna. After graduating from Matrusri Oriental College, Jillellamudi, she did her Post Graduation and later her Doctorate, submitting the thesis on Amma’s Philosophy. She is a staunch and dedicated devotee of Amma, married to Sri Bhattiprolu Ramachandra, the present Resident Secretary of SVJP, another dedicated devotee and tireless worker in the service of Amma. The couple made Jillellamudi as their permanent abode, building their own home in the village. For them the service to Amma is their way of life.
The farewell function was organized on 31st August 2018, chaired by Sri Mallapragada Srimannarayana Murthy, erstwhile Lecturer of Matrusri Oriental College and a highly respected and popular Spiritual Speaker.
Sri Brahmandam Ravindra Rao, the Patron of SVJP, Sri Nadendla Lakshmana Rao garu, the acting President and Sri PSR Anjaneya Prasad were the guests of honor during the function.
The Love for the profession Dr. B.L. Suguna was also unique in its own way. She is an expert teacher of Telugu Vyakaranam (Grammar). Students rarely missed her class.
Vande Guru Paramparam
In ancient Indian culture, Teacher Student relationship is not just an agreement or contract unlike certain western cultures. It is more of a sacred relationship. He is not just a teacher. He is a Guru. In Sanskrit “Guru” has a broader connotation. He is the guide for the course of life. He is one who leads the disciple from darkness to Light from ignorance to enlightenment. As such, – Guru is respected as God next to Mother and Father.
The alumni of Matrusri Oriental College, Jillellamudi following this rich tradition have organized a program called “Vande Guru Paramparam” (Salutations to the succession of Guru tradition) on 9th September 2018 at the premises of Vatsalyalayam, next to Amma’s abode..
The succession of Gurus honored were Acharya Sri Mallapragada Srimannarayana Murthy, Dr. B.L. Suguna, Dr. S.L. Narasimha Murthy, Dr. E.V. Satyanarayana Murthy, Dr. U. Varalakshmi, Dr. T. Dakshina Murthy, Sri V. Bhanumurthy, Sri S.V. Ramakrishnamacharyulu, Sri K. Prema Kumar and Ms M.V. Subbalakshmi. The alumni have not forgotten the love, affection and guidance received during their stay in Jillellamudi and proceeded to honor Vasundhara Kayya, Smt. Bolla Varalakshmi, Dr. Inaja Kumari, Sri Kondamudi Subbarao, Dr. K.S.N. Murthy, Smt. Brahmandam Vydehi and Brahmandam Seshu.
It was a dynamic, delightful and emotional moment for all those who attended the program. The alumni which includes Dr. Jayanthi Chakravarthi, Dr. M. Ramakrishnanjaneyulu, M. Jagannadham, Sri K. Seshadri and others greatly deserve all appreciation.