Report by Badal Tah; Rayagada, April 14: After being recommended by a select committee, Dr. K Salava Raju, retired Principal of Rayagada autonomous college, has been nominated by State Legal Services Authority & approved by Law department of Govt of Odisha as a permanent lok adalat member in Rayagada district. He will officiate under the aegis of District Legal Services Authority and the District Judge as it’s Chairman wef April 20.
Dr Raju is born to K.Bheema, a well known socialite of Muniguda. After schooling at Muniguda, he completed his entire college education at G M College at Sambalpur. He topped to the second position in M.Com. After completing his LL.B, MBA & PhD, he joined as a lecturer in commerce in Rayagada college during the year 1982 and retired as it’s Principal recently.
He has an avalanche of accolades to his credit. During his journey of thirty seven years of yeomen academic service, he has brought sea changes in the arena of education. During his stint as Principal, he was able to open M.Com, MA, M.Sc in nine subjects and five new courses in Degree level by creating a history in 52 years of Rayagada college. He signed an MOU with World Bank for infrastructure development and mobilised a grant of rupees twelve crores creating one more history in fund mobilisation at one go. He was felicitated by Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik as Best Coordinator for Self Defense for rendering training to eight thousand girls from different colleges of Rayagada. Publishing a book on Business Law has added a feather to his cap of achievements.
As a socialite, he is involved with a gamut of philanthropic initiatives. He is the district coordinator for Vidya Vahini of Sri Satya Sai Seva Organization and Odisha Bal Vikas Guru. He is one of the principal mentors of BYST in encouraging and promoting entrepreneurs. He is also one of the prominent advisors in Jupiter Group of Educational Institutions at Rayagada.
“Dr.Raju has been instrumental in the present growth of Rayagada autonomous college, which has the potentiality of transforming into a University. As he has ample of experience and expertise in public utility services, he, as a member of permanent lok adalat, will be an asset to the needy people of Rayagada in mediation and compromise, the main tenets of lok adalat. He will excel in this endeavor and serve people of Rayagada as he has proved in all his earlier assignments”, said Sri Umashankar Padhi, a budding scribe of Rayagada.