District is situated in Telengana,
India. It is one of the largest cities of Telengana,
and the largest Municipal Corporation of the Sate is in Warangal
that encompasses three cities namely Warangal,
Kazipet and Hanumakonda.
I have visited
this place as a student – I was part of the NSS (National Service Scheme)
programme in St Francis Degree College, Hyderabad.
NSS is a voluntary association of young
people in colleges, organized by students themselves and both students and teachers
through their combined participation in community service get a sense of
involvement in the tasks of nation building.
I am glad to have been part of this
programme, wherein every year we had 10 days camp, which was also aimed at
developing student’s personality. I remember we had a great time in the osmania
university campus where we enjoyed making cricket tracks for campus students
and also planted thousands of eucalyptic trees.
Another year we assisted in laying roads in Warangal district; and we
also went for sight seeing. Some of the popular places we visited were the Warangal forts which is
spread over 19kms, constructed in the 13th century. This fort is famous for its intricately
carved caves arches and pillars and four large stone gateways, the temple
inside the fort is dedicated to the mother earth, swayambhudevi.
Then there is the very famous thousand pillar temple situated on
the slopes of the Hanumakonda Hill. This
temple was built by a kakatiya king and is built in the shape of a star.
I remember the good old college days with gratitude;
and thank God for all these opportunities in my life, feeling a lot richer and