Sanchaita Gajapati Raju takes office as chairperson of MANSAS trust board
The state government headed by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has embarked a yet another chapter in the history of the Vizianagaram district.
The state government headed by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has embarked a yet another chapter in the history of the Vizianagaram district. The government has made a sensational decision of appointing Sanchaita Gajapati Raju, former Union minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju's niece as the chairperson of Simhachalam Devasthanam and Maharaja Alak Narayana Society of Arts and Sciences (MANSAS) Trust boards. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju thanked Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for putting faith and the responsibilities on her by giving the post. The latest decision has come to a rude shock to former Union minister Ashok Gajapati Raju.
Founded in 1958 by the late PVG Raju, MANSAS runs educational institutions to develop the education system in the district. In 1958, PVG Raju was the founding chairman and Ananda Gajapathiraju and Ashok Gajapathiraju were members of the Trust Board. After the death of PVG Raju in 1994, Ananda Gajapatiraju took over the as chairman. Following his death in 2016, Ashok Gajapati Raju has been serving as chairman till yesterday.
However, on Wednesday morning, Sanchaita went on to take oath as the chairperson of Simhachalam Temple trust board. She is the first woman to be appointed as the Chairperson of the Simhachalam Trust Board.