Unanimous election of national President

Sri Dabbiru Venkata Krishna Rao was unanimously elected as the new President of the All India Sistakarana Association in the elections held on 10.07.2022 at Kumari Kalyana Mandapam, Gopalapatnam, Vizag. Sri A.V. Nagarjuna Patnaik, General Secretary of the Association, had called for a General Body meeting of the Association well in advance to notify the election for the position of President. The position had fallen vacant on the demise of Sri S.V. Ramana Murthy Patnaik. The plenary meeting was started by lighting a Jyothi (lamp) and garlanding the portraits of great leaders—the Late Sri A.V. Jagannadham, the Late Sri S.V. Ramana Murthy Patnaik, and the Late Krishna Murthy Patnaik. 


Sri Polumahanthi Umamaheswara Rao, President, AP State Sistakaranam Association and Sri Behara Bhaskara Rao, Floor Leader of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation acted as Election Officers. Sri K. Mohan Rao and Sri Dabbiru Srinivasa Rao (Vasu) were co-opted as Honorary Election Officers. Sri Nagarjuna Patnaik had invited nominations for the position of President and had given a time limit of 30 minutes. Sri Krishna Rao’s name was announced as one of the contestants.

Since no other nominations were received from the members present in the hall, the name of Sri Krishna Rao was announced as elected unanimously. The house burst into applause. The meeting had the representatives from the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi, apart from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, supporting Sri Krishna Rao as the President of the All India Sistakarana Association. Sri Krishna Rao was an elected leader for many trade unions, including APSRTC. He is also associated with charitable organisations in Telangana. At present, he is serving as the President of Telangana State Sistakaranam Social Welfare Association and as the National Convener of the OBC Sadhana Committee. Speaking on the occasion, Sri Behara Bhaskar Rao stressed the need to have one association at national level so as to achieve anything unitedly. Sri A.V. Nagarjuna Patnaik appealed to all to cooperate with the newly elected body in all future endeavours. Shri Polumahanthi Umamaheswara Rao expressed his unsolicited support for Sri Krishna Rao in achieving national level objectives. Sri Krishna Rao expressed his profound thanks to one and all for making the event a grand success, thereby proving the unity of Sistakaranams. He assured the house to do his best in achieving the OBC status for Sistakaranams and sought the co-operation from all to take the All India Sistakarana Association forward.