The teaching wall of the fortress that was abandoned before independence was transformed into a ‘sleeping wall’, thanks to the opinion of the university authorities, so that it would not lead to its demolition.
While the same bar holds the purpose of honing the shooting skills of defense personnel before independence and later for NCC cadet training, the new avatar of the bar aims to make the students a their top guns in their lives.
Infosys is the founder NR Narayana Murthy The wall was established on December 17, Saturday, during the annual alumni meeting celebration.
The metamorphosed wall has photos of important people – from famous scientists, inventors, educators, and self-made entrepreneurs who have made a big impact in the world of technology – from all over the world.
The achievers, who graced the wall, are Elon Musk (CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX), Alan Turing (British mathematician), Mark Zuckerberg (Meta CEO), Charles Babbage ( who is considered the father of the computer), Bill Gates (Microsoft co. -founder), Shiv Nadar (founder and president emeritus of HCL Technologies), Sundar Pichai (Google CEO), NR Narayana Murthy (Infosys founder ), Ratan Tata (former chairman of Tata group), Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao (GMR group chairman), BVR Mohan Reddy (Cyient chairman), Steve Jobs (Apple founder), etc.
Speaking to TOI, PVGD Prasad Reddy, vice-chancellor of Andhra University, said there was no building near the fort when it was used for shooting practice before 1947.
“The area in front was like a valley, which was filled with earth behind. The wall was later abandoned. Buildings around the grounds went up as the AU engineering college expanded over the decades, including the CSE department in the early 1990s. After several discussions, the university decided to convert it into a dream wall instead of demolishing the wall, which measures about 100 feet long and 20 feet high,” said the professor. Reddy.
“Infosys founder Narayana Murthy marveled at the idea of the dream wall and was delighted to see ‘Ada Lovelace’, a British mathematician believed to be the world’s first computer programmer, on the wall .Mr Murthy also appreciated the image of Grandin Mallikarjuna Rao.In his address to the court, he talked a lot about the achievements of Mallikarjuna Rao and asked the students to draw inspiration from the works of this child of the soil and the alumnus of the campus. The wall has a mirror, which can help students to imagine themselves among these achievements in their careers and dream big,” says professor Reddy.