Rural-Urban integration will lead to
shared prosperity, which is key to nation-building
Life In Short
An engineer, businessman, philanthropist and a politician, Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary’s life spans several realms of experience.
He was an entrepreneur and led the Hyderabad-based Sujana Group of Industries before retiring from all business commitments to enter public life, when he was elected to the Rajya Sabha, representing the Telugu Desam Party in 2010. Mr Chowdary was appointed as the Minister of State for Science & Technology, & Earth Sciences in 2014 as part of the NDA government. Currently, he is serving as an MP from Andhra Pradesh as a BJP representative.
India, a cradle of diversities, has been experiencing several perceptible changes, most of them leading to the strengthening of the nation-state. But, there are ideological clashes, too, which threaten the country’s cohesiveness.
Inspired by the idea of creating jobs and products that contribute to nation-building, Mr. Chowdary started small in 1986 with the creation of the Sujana Group. Started as a small enterprise manufacturing domestic appliances, like ceiling fans and pedestal fans,
Be the change that you want to see. This has been Mr. Chowdary’s guiding principle that led to his relinquishing of all business responsibilities and commitments to enter public life. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha, representing Telugu Desam Party from Andhra Pradesh, in 2010.
Success means different things to different people. There is no set parameter to define what success is. For me, knowing that I have made a difference in the life of the public I have chosen to serve is success.