With the encouragement
of his parents, Chandrababu would travel one and a
half kilometer everyday to Seshapuram gram panchayat
as there was no educational centre at Naravaripalli.
Just not this place, thousands of villages those days
lacked basic facilities like roads, drinking water.
Education was a distant dream for many. Chandrababu's
parents left no stone unturned to meet the educational
requirement of their children.
Chandrababu was born on April 20th 1950. After his
elementary education in Seshapuram, he had to go to
Chandragiri to take up secondary education. He lived
at his relative's home to finish the tenth standard.
As he pursued higher education, his destination shifted
to Tirupati. It was at the college premises and at
the hostel, Chandrababu's leadership qualities surfaced.
While studying BA economics, politics and history
at SV Arts College, he had a deep understanding of
the problems faced by the society.
Chandrababu did not
confine himself to what was taught within the class
room. Evenwhile studying BA he had established village
development committees. His Vinayaka Sangham, a social
development programme undertaken by him assumed full
form during the vacations. He would gather the youth
and swing into some developmental activity or the
other at Naravaripalli. During 1972 while he was in
college he gathered a crowd and laid a 5 km road to
Bhimavaram. He took up the channelising of irrigation
water to the fields and saw to it that each member
from a family contributed to the earnings by joining
the community work. Those who absented themselves
were made to shell out Rs 100 which was a big amount
those days. The idea of Shramadhaan and Janmabhoomi
projects germinated around that time. Known as stubborn
and.modern in outlook, he surprised people by bringing
bulldozers to Narvaripalli to make ploughing easy
and leveling of agricultural land. He diverted seepage
water from cement pipes to irrigate fields and always
strove to accomplish things innovatively.He was known
for his leadership qualities, setting goals, working
efficiently till he achieved them and these qualities
helped him in honing his skills when he entered the
The seeds for Chandrababu Naidu's future political life were laid during his college days at SV University. While studying MA Economics at the same university, and while doing research study on Acharya Ranga and his work on village economic development he became a student leader. He was a deciding factor in many of the student elections and student unions in the university. SV University became the foundation stone for many current politicians in Chittoor District and in Andhra Pradesh. Chittoor district congress leader Pileru Ramachandra Reddy and CPI State Joint Secretary KS Narayana are some of his contemporaries. Chandrababu was quite a multi-tasker handling agriculture, education at one end and social work and political activities on the other.