Mahaa Kavi Kaalidaas is a great poet of our country. On one day during 2006 I received a mail which gave me information that Mahaakavi Kaalidaas statue was going to be set up in one of the cities of China. That day I really shed tears. This should have been done by us in our country. Should be feel happy that this great poets statue being inaugurated in China or should we feel ashamed that we could not do this in our country ?
I felt bad of it and when I enquired some of my friends they said that the Government should take up this. My question to them what is Government - Government is by the people, for the people and of the people. We have elected a few persons to remain as leaders and that does not mean that we have nothing to do with the country. The elected leaders are from us, and I continued, the elected body failure is our failure since they are not separate from us. I requsted my friends that we should set up one Award in the name of Mahaakavi Kaalidaas and the Award is presented to a Poetic Excellency on the eve of completion of the one year of Aswamedhayaagam. That day happen to be quite remarkable for all of us since it happened to be a HISTORIC EVENT.
I request a few of my friends to suggest a suitable name for receiving the award. Shri Pullela Sri Ramachandrudu - a Mahaa Mahopaadhyaya was suggested for this purpose and I requested him to accept the honor. I also requested the Hon 'ble Home Minister of Government of AP Shri Jana Reddy to preside over the function. The function was held on 8th December 2006 in the presence of Shri P V R K Prasad IAS (Retd), Shri P Venkateswarlu, MD Kakatiya Cement for which Shri Jana Reddy presided.
It costed me heavily to arrange the meeting and preparation of the award. Shri Sriramachandrudu was honored with pearls, gold, silver, copper, corals, nine gems, flowers amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras. He was given Cash Award and also a memento on the Holy Day of entering into the second year of Aswamedhayaagam.