Vedakumar. M

Mr. Vedakumar, receiving award from Former President of India Shri. Venkataraman


Date of Birth : 5th August, 1952
Place of Birth : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Interests : Nature Study
  • B.E(Civil),Mysore University

  • M.U.R.P (Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning),J.N.T.U,Hyderabad

  • Diploma in Applied Landscape Design,NAC(National Academy of Constructions)

  • Course on Architectural Documentation and Heritage

  • Course on Intelligent Architecture.
    Vedakumar.M had his early schooling at his native village Pregnapur of Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, India. Completed Pre University Course from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Chairman, Children's Film Society, A.P
  • President, Forum For A Better Hyderabad
  • Core committee member of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art, Culture & Heritage) Hyderabad Chapter
  • Chairman, Children's Educational Academy
  • Member in Children's Film Script Selection Committee (A.P.S.F.Tv & T.D.C)
    As a full-fledged B.E. (Civil) of 1977, he joined as a Junior Engineer, Roads and Building Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India in the year 1978 July.
    He associated with child education; he is the Founder of Educational Academy, which imparts formal education among the students through Oxford Grammar School. His thirst to give quality education is being fulfilled by facilitating the staff by undergoing the refreshing courses at regular intervals. He established Creative Child Centre to blend-in-the diversified tastes of the children into a common urge for refinement and remodeling
    He brought creative arts such as Fine Arts, Literary, Performing Arts, Folk Arts, Traditional Arts to the availability of the children to give a totality to school education.
    To cater to both literary and cultural activities experts are called to conduct workshops and accord short-term training for both the students and teachers. He started publication of BALA CHELIMI, a children's magazine with new perspective. He was the editor of this magazine
    He associated with number of social work oriented organizations and has been instrumental in working for poor and down trodden for their health, education and quality life.
    He is associated with the renowned Film Maker Sri.B.Narsing Rao in various capacities in making outstanding films like Maa Bhoomi and Rangula Kala, Matti Manushulu, Dasi and other documentaries. which won many National and International Awards
    Feeling the need to start Children's Film Movement in the State of A.P. He has organized Seven Children's Film Festivals at Hyderabad in the name of Hyderabad Children's Film Festivals and Asian Children's Film Festivals which is a biennial event and first of its kind
    He organized 1st and 2nd ASIAN CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVALS in Nov-2002 and 2004 respectively. His efforts procured 180 films from India and Asian countries He also attended many International Children's Film Festivals in India and abroad. He was the International Jury and Special Invitee in many International Children's Film Festivals held in China, Iran, Philippines, Bangladesh, Italy and USA
    He played a key role to introduce OPEN FORUM. He has designed and organized several workshops for children and teachers such as Film Appreciation Programme, Film Making, Photography, Script Writing, Animation, Puppetry and Dramatic Presentation etc. during all the International Children's Film Festivals and Asian Children's Film Festivals Since 1989 years he has been associated with environmentalists. He involved the Children and Adults in Saplings Distribution and Plantation. He brought awareness about Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting pits and taking part in Educating the citizens about Air and Water Pollution
    BALARANYA: His dream project of creating an Eco Educational Park for Children attained reality with ten years of his efforts.
    He is the founder member of Forum For A Better Hyderabad (F.B.H) and involved in all the issues taken up by it. Presently he is the President of Forum For A Better Hyderabad.
    As a Convener of Heritage Cell (FBH) and Core Committee Member of INTACH, A.P., Chapter, he is striving to bring world heritage city status to Hyderabad by protecting precincts, rock formation, monuments and vernacular architecture