Phase 2 construction in full swing as HEAL Paradise Village takes shape

Construction going ahead on Phase 2 of HEAL Paradise Village

Construction going ahead on Phase 2 of HEAL Paradise Village

CONSTRUCTION work at Paradise Village is making rapid progress as Phase 2 buildings and new sports facilities start to take shape on the unprecedented Thotapalli educational campus.

Builders have been busying themselves on the Pinnamaneni Dasaradhamaiah Senior Volunteer Staff Residences since a foundation stone-laying ceremony earlier this year, while the Navaratna Siromani Bellam Health Centre is also moving forward apace.

Already in use are the new HEAL Paradise Village guest rooms, which have been occupied by a steady stream of visiting volunteers during a hectic month of November. Guests from the UK and USA have been among those staying at Thotapalli, along with HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru who is overseeing the changes and improvements on site.

Members of the Pinnamaneni family take part in a stone-laying ceremony for the Senior Volunteers Staff Residence at HEAL Paradise Village

Members of the Pinnamaneni family take part in a stone-laying ceremony for the Senior Volunteers Staff Residence at HEAL Paradise Village

Meanwhile, a large expanse of the remaining grounds is being prepared for high-quality sports facilities which it is hoped will eventually merit use by district and state sporting bodies for major sporting events.

Hugh quantities of bright red soil have been delivered to the site by convoys of earth-moving lorries and the bed of a new 400-metres running track has been put down. It is hoped to identify a suitable synthetic surface to be overlaid next year.

A 400m athletics track being prepared in the grounds of HEAL Paradise Village

A 400m athletics track being prepared in the grounds of HEAL Paradise Village

The running track is designed to complement a state-of-the-art sports centre which will sit alongside the secondary school building and offer endless sporting opportunities to HEAL’s young athletes.

The plan is to incorporate a playing field within the running track which can be used for team sports such as football, hockey and rugby.

Volunteers residences at HEAL Paradise Village

Volunteers residences at HEAL Paradise Village

HEAL is keen to develop strong links with local sporting heroes and governing bodies and plans are afoot to invite top athletes to Paradise to inspire and encourage the HEAL children.

Badminton, volleyball, kho-kho, athletics, cricket and kabbadi are already played to a high standard at the Village, with sports teams regularly attending outside schools competitions and sports events.

The plans for the Senior Volunteers Staff Residences

A banner showing the design drawing for the Senior Volunteers Staff Residences

HEAL is keen to attract top-quality teachers to the campus and plans for new staff quarters are designed in that quest, as well as assisting in staff retention.

The final week of November saw another stone-laying ceremony for the first block of three teaching accommodation buildings, but HEAL is still appealing for donors to come forward and and fund the remaining two.

A puja ceremony at the site of the staff quarters in HEAL Paradise Village

A puja ceremony at the site of the staff quarters in HEAL Paradise Village

To make a donation, please visit the HEAL website, or get in touch with Paradise Village CEO Mr AjayKumar Kurupati by telephone on 7032885515 or 9346711886.