About Founders

Inspired by the great purpose of changing the face of the society by moulding young children into responsible citizens,
Dr Nannapaneni Manga Devi and Ms Garige Prabhavathi had founded SVBK in 1965. They worked very hard with a clear vision, missionary zeal and a vibrant principle of, “The Child is Father of the Man”, adopting Montessori method of nurturing the child, developing life skills & self confidence right from the budding stage.

Both the founders have been great source of inspiration to all their colleagues with their commitment and dedication. Innovative teaching methods ,inspiring ,literary works of Dr. N. Manga Devi and her service to the needy brought her many awards & rewards at National and International levels and made her an exemplary role model for all.



A few of Dr.Manga Devi’s Awards:

  1. Life Achievement Award from Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam by Association of writers and illustrators for children, A wing of International Board of Books for Young people.
  2. Best Academician Award bestowed by Indian Council for Child Education, New Delhi
  3. Mukhya Adhyapak Siromani Award by CBSE South Zone.
  4. National Award - Sarvottamacharya by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
  5. Honorary Doctorate from Padmavathi University.
  6. Jamnalal Bajaj Award for social service.
  7. NCERT National Award for Children’s Literature.
  8. National Award from NCERT for innovative Methods in Teaching.

Tittles of some books authored by Dr..Manga Devi :

  1. Prakrithi saranam Gachami(NCERT Award)
  2. Vegu Chukka(Sahithya Academy Award)
  3. Bonsai (In English, Telugu, Hindi).
  4. Rani Rudrama Devi.
  5. Tinku Pinku(Fiction).
  6. Eega – Teneteega ( In Telugu, Hindi).
  7. Hellen Keller (Biography).