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Pranik engineering

Narayana Prasad and Padma made their lives perfect by giving out to society, says MUBIN SULTAN


It is known to everybody that certain things about ourselves make us feel good and also please our company. But it is not often that we try to practice those seemingly difficult but extremely good things. A content smile at a person makes him forget his tensions at least for a split second and there is no deed greater than making anyone happy.

Flashing beautiful smiles on a cold evening was the couple of Narayana Prasad and Padma. A well-known personality in the city, Narayana Prasad has a firm of electrical works to his credit but is better known as the Secretary of The Krishna Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition Society. Hailing from Gudivada, he is one of the most well established electrical engineers of Vijayawada. His wife, Padma, an ex-student of Maris Stella College, has been his supporter and helper for many years now.

A warm bowl of chicken and sweet corn soup with chicken tikka and baby corn majestic for appetizers helped them unwind themselves.

Their simplicity and soft speech seems to redefine humility, as they talked about their stay in the city for more than 30 years.

Perfection decides

Going back to his college days, Narayana Prasad confesses that he often gets nostalgic about the days he spent in Bangalore pursuing engineering. He still remembers the days after his graduation when there were hardly any jobs for fresh graduates. According to him, perfection is the only deciding factor. "Be it anything, a job perfectly done always calls for demand," he says. Citing examples of pujaris and classical dancers from the country, well-settled abroad, Narayana Prasad says that it isn't only education that brings prosperity to man.

Pranik healing

Padma, is a house wife who takes pleasure in designing the interiors of her home. She has now discovered a better way to utilize her free time, through the learning of `Pranik Healing.' "The roots of Pranik healing run deep into Hinduism and I must say it works," she says. "It demands immense concentration and spirituality to pass the different stages of the art," she says and also hopes to learn more through the Chinese who often visit the country to teach it. "I often try to keep doing good things and haven't really had much time for hobbies," says Narayana Prasad.

Innate poet

Fortunately, he had long discovered the poet in him. His friends who make sure to listen to his poems every Ugadi treasure his compositions. He is also a member of the Telugu Sangham and recalls his trip to Moscow where a few Russians spoke the clearest Telugu. "Even right in the heart of Russia, the sound of the language made me feel like I was on Besant Road," he says.

The couple enjoys traveling together. Trips to America, to visit their children there, have been pleasurable holidays for them. Talking about parenting, the couple says that children ought to be understood. "It is very difficult to reason when kids question," says Narayana Prasad while having chicken fried rice with schezuan chicken curry, recommended by Ashwin who waited on the table with utmost hospitality.

Honoured by many institutions for his commitment, hard work and perfection, Narayana Prasad is a content philanthropist than a satisfied professional. Drawing inspiration from models such as President Kalam, the couple looks forward to offering more to the city, which has many potential leaders.

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