Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MERU SANGAM OFFICE BEARERS









MERU SANGHAM, ANDHRA PRADESH
(Reg No. 1059

























APPEAL- Meru Sangham Andhra Pradesh appeal to all well wishers of the community and who are in aboard to CONTRIBUTE their might for the welfare of the community in the name of "MERU SANGHAM A.P" Hyderabad. (by PRESIDENT)





THE OTHER PIONEERS OF MERU SANGHAM
Apart from the said trio, the other prominent promoters of the Sangham were Sarvasri Nagula Pally Durgaiah (IAS), S.B. Giri(M.P.) S.R. Gunti, Chaudri Advaiah, Yepuri Balarajaiah, Ameen Ramaiah, S.V. Ramaiah, Polkam Venkat Ramaiah, Ranga Nayakulu (warangal) and Kashinath.

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MERU CONFERENCES


Conference
Year
Location
Chairman
FIRST
1954
Azamabad, Hyderabad
Mr. Talla Narsimloo
SECOND
1971
Andhra Saraswathi Parishad hall, Hyderabad
Mr. Talla Narsimloo
THIRD
1979
Meru Bhavan, Hyderabad
Mr. K.V.Keshavulu
FOURTH
1982
Khammam
Mr. K.V.Keshavulu
FIFTH
1985
Meru Bhavan, Hyderabad
Mr. Kovoori Bhaskar Rao
SIXTH
1992
Meru Bhavan, Hyderabad
Mr. Kovoori Bhaskar Rao
SEVENTH
2001
APSRTC Kalyana Mandapam Azamabad Hyd
Mr. Kovoori Bhaskar Rao

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MERU BHAVAN HYDERABAD



Meru sangham has acquired 444 square yards of land from the government of Andhra Pradesh in Darul shifa Hyderabad, bearing Municipal Number 22-1-1040 in 1973 and the foundation for Meru Bhavan was laid on 11-6-1973 by Mr. Devaraj urs, the then chief Minister of Karnataka state. A Bhavan construction committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Mr.Samba Venkat Ramaiah, that raised the funds and completed the construction of Meru Bhavan. The Meru Bhavan was inaugurated by Mr.K.Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, presided over by Mr.K.V. Keshavuloo the president of the sangham on 3rd October 1982.
Eleven rooms, to accommodate six students in each, have been constructed in the second floor of the Bhavan for Meru Hostel in 2001 under the president ship of Mr. Kovoori Bhaskar Rao. At present 25 students are staying in Meru Hostel.

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Meru Community


The main Occupation of the people of the Community has been ‘Tailoring’ generations together. The Community had prevailed in all the districts of Erst while Hyderabad state, comprising Telangana, Karnataka and Maratwada regions.
In many parts of the Country ‘Tailoring’ is undertaken by any one, who acquires the skill in tailoring. It was not so in Hyderabad state. There was a Specific artisan community in the state whose main Occupation was tailoring called ‘Darji’ in urdu and ‘Meru’ in Telugu. After the state reorganisation in 1956, the Telangana region was merged with Andhra Pradesh state, the Karnataka part with Karnataka State and the Maratwada part with Maharastra state. Thus the Merus are spread over mostly in these three states.
Merus were recruited in the regiments of the defence services to meet their tailoring and sewing requirements. As the regiments moved from one place to another, the recruited Merus also moved with them and settled with their families in the cantonment areas called ‘Chawnees’ throughout the country. Thus Merus for generations have been exposed to patriotic environment in chawnees. In Maharashtra merus are called “Simpi Kshatriya.”

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Meru Freedom Fighters

Merus have participated in the National freedom movement and in the Hyderabad Liberation movement very enthusiastically along with others. Many had lost their lives and many more had been sent to prisons. The famous freedom fighters such as: Sri K.V. Keshavulu, Kandula Pandarinath, Polkam Venkat Ramaiah, Kashinath (advocate), Shivram Papaiah, Duryala Ananth Ramulu, Pendyala Chandraiah, K.Veerappa, Rajuladevi Hanumanth Rao, Nomula Rajamauli, Smt. Kamala Giri, Dr.Kothakonda RangaNayakulu, Bolakonda RangaNayakulu, Vardarajulu, Gatla Venkateshwarlu, S.Swamy, Cilamkoti Pandurangam belong to Meru community only.

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Meru Religion



Meru people are Hindus following ‘Shaiva’ and ‘Vaishnava’ traditions. Lord Shiva is the principal deity for shaivas and their religious Guru is Sri Basaveshwara. Lord Vishnu is the principal deity for Vaishnavas and their religious guru is Sri Ramanuja Chary. Shaivas wear three horizontal Stripes of veebhuthi on their forehead, arms and Chest. They wear ‘Rudrakhas’. Vaishnavas wear three vertical lines (Namams) of two white with a red in the center on their forehead, a counch (Shankam) on the left arm and Dise (Chakram) on the right arm. Most of them wear only a red vertical namam these days. The two sets follow almost the same rites and rituals.
The Marriage institution binds the community together, as the alliance are made within the community for the propagation of a pure sect, the main phrase, in the sloka of the marriage being “Uttama Kulabhi Vruddyartham”.

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Meru Philanthropy



Merus have inherited a bent of mind towards the love of mankind and believe in the philosophy of “Service to man is service to God.” To translate this philosophy into reality, they contribute their might in constructing chaultries for pilgrims in holy places and on the banks of holy rivers. Chaultries are constructed by Merus at Tirumala Tirupathi hills, Vemulawada, Bhadrachalam, Eluru Nasaram, Dharmapuri and other pilgrim centers. They also contribute for “ Nityannadanam” schemes “free meals to the devotees in temples".
The endowment department avails the devotional services of Meru community people and appoints a number of Merus as trustees to various temples in Andhra Pradesh.

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Meru Organizational Network

Meru sangham Andhra Pradesh has established its branches in all the districts of Telangana region, and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh. The district branches have their branches in mandals. Hyderabad city with its dense population of community people has four zones, each with a district status. Thus it has a network of its organisational offices right from mandal level to the state level to achieve its objectives.

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Meru Sangham A.P. (Office Bearers)

PRESIDENT
Sri Pendyala Chandra Mohan Meru
# 6-2-13, Shivarampally,Rajendra Nagar, RR Dist-500052
Ph: 9849566135, 24015135



VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Kottapally Narsimha Meru
# 2-2-647/182/A/1Behind Azam Complex,Baghamberpet, Hyd-500013
Ph: 9247583996, 55154245, 24611964, 55362083
VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Podishetti Narsing Rao Meru
# 55/A, Sarva Suki Colony, West Maradpally, Secunderabad-500006
Ph: 9949333329, 040 27718102


VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Adapa Yadava Rao Meru
# Reliance Dress Makers, Care Hospital Road, Banjara Hills, Road No:1, Beside Fusion 9 Lane, Hyderabad-500004
Ph:9391034329
VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Mediga Ashok Kumar Meru
Ashoka Silks, Boddurai Bazaar Suryapet, Nalgonda
Ph:9848222022


VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Madishetti Anjaneyulu Meru
# 21-102/1, Syndicate Bank Colony, V.V.Nagar, Gaddi Annaram, Hyderabad-500060
Ph: 9000123933, R-24041104
VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Madishetti Mallesham Meru
# 1-2-1, Old Bazar, Karim Nagar-505001
Ph: 9395111069


VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Vadapalli Rajeshwar Meru
# 15/143/2, Kodadaram Nagar, P&T Colony, Dilsuk Nagar, Hyderabad-500060
Ph: 9441237130, 040-24041144
VICE - PRESIDENT
Sri Adapa Venkateshwar Rao Meru
# 13-112, P&T Colony, Dilsuk Nagar, Hyderabad-500060
Ph:9849008442, 040-24069386(R), 24411082(S)


GENERAL SECRETARY
Sri Moluguri Sangaiah Meru
# 8-2-30/15, Tapovan Colony, Saroor Nagar, Ranga Reddy-500035
Ph: 9885002492, 040-24051300
SECRETARY
Sri Rajuladevi Gouri Shanker Meru
# 9-3-764/1, Rezimental Bazaar, Sec’bad-500025
Ph: 9346344450


SECRETARY
Sri Tuniki Pandarinath Meru
# 292/1-3-307, Kamsari Bazaar Old Bowenpally, Sec’bad-500011
Ph: 9391314878, 27753597
SECRETARY
Sri Konduri Chandra Shekhar Meru
# 2-142, Main RoadAchampet, Mahboob Nagar
Ph: 9440839737


SECRETARY
Sri Sarikonda Narayana Meru
M/S Santosh Tailors, Pedda Bazaar, Kamareddy Nizamabad, Pin: 503111.
Ph: 9848731323
SECRETARY
Sri Talla Venkateshwar Rao Meru
Vill: Vepalagadda, Po: Sarvaram Mdl: Kottagudem, Khammam-507120
Ph: 9396820371, 9866152989


ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Talla Shiva Kumar Meru
# 1-6-302, Khandoji Bazaar Sec’bad-500003
Ph: 9849020523, 27813058
ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Munigala Janaiah Meru
Sri Sai Dresses, Prakasham Bazaar Near Sripriya Vastralayam, Nalgonda
Ph: 9346213674


ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Pendyala Hari Prasad Meru

Vill & Mdl: Nekkonda Warangal-506122

Ph: 9885249521
ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Vadapally Bikshapathi Meru

# 3-5-210, Pumping Vetha Road Khammam

Ph: 9440161229


ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Ramagiri Srinivas Meru
Srinivasa Tailors Main Road, UtnoorAdilabad
Ph: 08731-275060
ORG. SECRETARY
Sri Nomula Bucchi Ramulu Meru
Simplex Tailors, Tailor Street Hanamkonda, Warangal
Ph: 9390119858


TREASURER
Sri Adapa Venkateshwar Rao Meru
# 9-113, Sai Baba Temple Road, Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad.Ph: 9849008442, 9347545781 24069386, 24411082
ADVISOR
Sri Sanga Pandurang Meru
# 16-11-16/N/22, Prashanth Nagar Colony Hyderabad-500036
Ph: 24548132


ADVISOR
Sri Polepally Ramchandra Rao Meru
# 19-1-787/1, Doodhbowli Hyderabad-500064
Ph: 24565037
ADVISOR
Sri S.B. Anjaiah Meru
# 4-5-334, C/o S.B. Tailors Esamia Bazaar X Road, Hyderabad-500027
Ph: 24652918


ADVISOR
Sri Adapa Yadava Rao Meru
# 6-3-609/100, Flat # 101,Sri Anand Nilayam, Anand Nagar Khairatabad, Hyderabad-500004
Ph: 9391034329, 23372055
ADVISOR
Sri Keerthi Prabhakar Meru (Advocate)
Flat # 404, Pasham Sattaiah Appartment Domalguda Market, Hyderabad-500029
Ph: 9276544398, 27644398


LEGAL ADVISOR
Sri Brahmadandi Ramesh Meru (Advocate)
# 3-4-472, Opp Lane to Reddy Womens CollegeNarayanaguda, Hyderabad-500027
Ph: 9396530946, (R)27566867, (O)55628054.
YOUTH PRESIDENT
Sri Rai Venkatesham Meru
# 17-6-224, Dabeerpura Hyderabad-500024
Ph:9391104583, 24564547


MAHILA PRASIDENT
Smt Manthapuram Anasuyamma Meru
# 151/2, Sai Nagar Colony Achampet, Mahboob Nagar
Ph: 9347589613, 08542-272438
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Raparthi Mallesham Meru
Gattaiah Tailors, Main RoadUtnoor, Adilabad
Ph: 9440478011


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Kotturi Ganga Prasad Meru
# 3-10-385/1, Opp Radio Station Nyalkal Road Vivekananda Nagar Colony, Nizamabad
Ph: 08462-245552
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Madishetti Anjaneyulu Meru
# 21-102/1, SyndicateBank Colony, V.V. Nagar Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad
Ph: 24041104


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Podishetti Narender Meru
Qtr # C-59, PTS NTPC Jyothi Nagar, Ramagundam,Karim Nagar-505215
Ph: 08728-274730
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Bolakonda Ravi Teja Meru
# 8-7-147, Near Zakotia BhawanStation Road, Warangal-506002
Ph: 9390123305


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Pendyala Ramana Meru
# 6-7-156, 1000 Pillars TempleHanamkonda, Warangal
Ph: 9849829719
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Adimulam Shanker Meru
Eswar Tailors Po & Mdl: Chawtuppal, Nalgonda-508252


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Kottha Madhu Babu Meru
Madhu Men’s Tailors# 1-7-244, RB NagarBhuvanagiri, Nalgonda-508116
Ph: 9396774443(PP) 2437759(PP)
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Vadapally Rajeshwar Rao Meru
15-143/2, Kodandaram NagarDilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad
Ph: 24041144


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Kistareddypet Yashwant Kumar Meru
# 23-5-532, Lal DarwazaHyderabad
Ph: 9866504830, 24387136, 26529568
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Neeli Shiva Kumar Meru
# 19-1-811, Outside DhoodbowliHyderabad
Ph: 55092431


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Keerthi Laxman Rao Meru
# 14-6-252, Near Chudi Bazaar DargaBegum Bazaar, Hyderabad-500012
Ph: 9347077240
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Rai Vittal Meru
# 3-5-299, Vittalvadi Narayanguda, Hyderabad-500029
Ph: 9440057477, 23222304, 23202623


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri RaparthiSatyanarayana Meru
# 9-13/4, Ravindra NagarHabsiguda, Hyderabad-500007
Ph: 9848724262, 27154436
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Guddeti Basavappa Meru
Qtr # 1039, VenkatagiriYousufguda, Hyderabad-500045
Ph: 55883745


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Epuri Pentaiah Meru
# 6-1-312, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-500004
Ph: 23298105
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Racharla Sriramulu Meru
# 1-9-278/49/C/3, Balaji Nagar, Ram Nagar Gundu, Hyderabad
Ph: 27090087, 9346508039


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Patluri Narsing Rao Meru
# 202, Airbus Apartment, Vittalwadi, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad
Ph: 9849004288, 23221891, 24757093
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Vodela Gnaneshwar Meru
# 3-3-109, Chappal Bazaar, Kachiguda, Hyderabad-500027
Ph: 9246555475, 24605596


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Polkam Srinivas Meru
# 16-9-812, Racecourse Road, Old Malakpet, Hyderabad-500036
Ph: 9948081205, 24552455
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Bommideni Laxman Meru
Weekly Market, Kamareddy, Nizamabad


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Nomula Satyanarayana Meru
# Milk Project, TiruvuruVijayawada, Krishna Dist
EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Madishetti Laxminarayana Meru
# 8-1-892/1, C/O Venkat Reddy, Gollagudem Railway Station Road, Nalgonda
Ph: 9849022636


EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Sri Sanga Veerappa Meru
Head Master Backside Post Office Po: Chegunta, Medak
INCHARGE OF MERU BHAVAN
Sri Keerthi R. Madhu Meru
# 22-1-1040, Darulshifa, Kalikabar Road, Hyderabad-500024
Ph: 9848458432, 24510900, 69574924



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Achievements- Welfare Programmes



The sangham has been a bridge between the benefactors and the beneficiaries. It identifies the beneficiaries for various schemes of the government through its work branches and pursues the matters with the government at different levels.
It has successfully strived in getting the sewing machines from the government under Adarana scheme to its needy members, throughout the state. It has also succeeded in providing pattas of land to a few of the homeless poor of the community in Khammam, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, and Ranga Reddy Districts.
It gets old age pension to the aged orphans of the community.
It provides financial assistance to the poor meritorious students, pursuing higher studies.
It also plans to organise community marriages.
The sangham appeals to all the well wishers of the community, who are well placed by the grace of God and particularly who are at abroad to become benefactors for the various welfare programmes of the sangham by contributing their might in cash or kind under receipt.

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Legal Redressal Service



The sangham through its panchayath committee solves the disputes and problems arising among the Merus, by conducting procedings in Meru Bhavan. Hyderabad every alternate Sunday. It has sofar taken up 25 cases and decided 18 of them amicably. Most of the cases have been withdrawn from courts and have been settled by panch committee by counseling the parties.
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Meru Students Hostel



Eleven Meru Philothrophists of Hyderabad have come forward and donated for the construction of Meru student's hostel in the second floor of the Meru Bhavan. Hyderabad in 2001. Each of them has met the construction cost of one room, that has the capacity to accommodate at least six students. The hostel provides free accommodation to the students coming to the city to pursue their studies. At present 25 students are staying in the hostel

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Meru Temples



Merus have constructed temples in various places to have devotional and spiritual atmosphere to perform religious rituals, Bhajans and satsangs. A known few are:-
1. Sri Kashi Vishwanatha temple (Darji gudi) Regimental bazar, Secunderabad.
2. SriJadagiri Shankara Dasamaiah Devalayam, Fathe Darwaza, Hyderabad.
3. Sri Krishna Bhajana Mandiramu, Bolaram, Secunderbad.
4. Sri Bholashankar Bhajana Mandiram, Kamsaribazar, Bowenpally, Secunderabad.
5. Sri Ramalayam, Yellammabazar, Warangal.
6. Sri Shivalayam Shankar pally, Ranga Reddy District.
7. Sri Shivalayam, kolanpak, Aler, Nalgonda District.
8. Sri Shivalayam and Ramalayam, Manchikallu, Guntur district.
9. Sri Jadagiri Shankara Dasamaiah, Devalayam, Vemulavada, Karimnagar District.
10. Sri Jambi Hanuman Mandir, Armour, Nizamabad. Dist
11. Sri Shivalayam, Balakonda,Nizamabad. Dist
12. Sri Shivalayam, Adarshnagar meru colony, Nizamabad.

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Meru Bhavans in Districts



Meru sangham Andhra Pradesh is Under taking the constructions of Meru Bhavans in districts through its district units.
1. Meru Bhavan, Yellammabazar, Warangal town, Warangal Dist (completed)
2. Meru Bhavan, Achampet, Mahaboobnagar dist. (Under Completion)
3. Meru Bhavan, Adarash nagar colony, Nizamabad town. (Under Construction)
4. Meru Bhavan, Near Shivalayam, Bodhan, Nizamabad dist.(Under Construction)
5. Meru Bhavan, Narasampet, Warangal Dist (Under Construction)
6. Meru Bhavan, Mahboobabad, Warangal Dist. (Under Construction)

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Meru Vivaha Vedika (Marriage Alliance Bureau)



The Sangham Organizes marriage alliance meetings once or twice a year and update the lists of alliance seekers of the community. The information is placed in the inter-net. The latest Information can be had on Internet Website http://www.meruvivahavedikaap.org/At least about 50 alliances have been made through this website service with in a period of three months.

References:
Meru Kanuka 1985
Meru Vani 1992
Meru Sangham A.P Press release dated 12.10.2002.
Prepared by:
Poleypally Rama Chandra Rao
Advisor, Meru Sangham, Andhra Pradesh
Designed by:
Kotturi Raghuveer
Software Engineer, Hyderabad, Mobile: 9848590492.


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In fond and ever loving memory of
Late.Sri AdapaNarasiah
Inserted by
All Merusangam organisational network members.
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4 comments:

  1. do more for all our caste.so many people dont know about us.naveen,hyderabad

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  2. so many people not developed in our caste
    do some activities for us

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  3. It is unfortunate that the earlier format of Meru vivaha vedika had been given up.It was a decent tabulated information about prospective brides and grooms of our community.It only needed little more refinement by adding 2 more columns stating 'time of birth' and 'place of birth' which are essential for astrological compatibility check up.Instead the sangam seem to have engaged marriage brokers at Meru bhavan which is objectionable also.Please role back to the table.
    Prabhakar.rayabaram@gmail.com

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  4. Apuru Seeta Rama Rao vijayawada.I felt extremely happy to know about our Communit throug this website. it is advisable to conduct meetings by giving wide publicity in mass media. so that all the meru people, who are living all over the india will know about the activities of meru sangham

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