Narala Chenna Reddy


Narala Chenna Reddy is a visually impaired scholar who hails from a family of farmers, in a village in the Ongole District of Andhra Pradesh. His combined family income is a meagre Rs. 4000 a month.Chenna Reddy However, neither his family’s modest financial condition nor his visual impairment stopped Chenna from making the most of the chance he got to pursue his education, when he left his village to study at the ‘Devnar Foundation for the Blind’ and later, at the ‘Sai Junior College for the Visually Impaired’ in Hyderabad. Not one to let any impediments deter him from working hard, he maintained a good academic record during his schooling. An all-rounder, in addition to playing cricket, Chenna captained Andhra Pradesh state volleyball team (visually impaired category) at the National level.He was always well prepared for his IDIA classes, demonstrating an up-to-date knowledge of the current affairs, an excellent grasp of English, and a keen ability to understand legal principles.

Chenna’s dedicated effort finally paid off when he was able to crack the CLAT 2012, securing a place in the National Law University, Odisha. He is an avid chess player. He and Avadhuta Vamshi Krishna represented their university in the chess tournament at INVICTA, sports festival of WBNUJS, Kolkata and reached the semi-finals in 2015 and were Runners Up in 2016. Chenna and Vamshi were also Semi-Finalists in the Chess tournament in Spiritus 2015, hosted by NLSIU. He also received the Tech Mahindra XRCVC Scholarship by the Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged.

Chenna’s internships include stints at BananaIP Law Firm in Bangalore and Kant Associates in Delhi. He also worked under Advocates S.K. Rungta in Delhi and the Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission. Chenna is actively involved in disability awareness and has made presentations at NLUO’s Disability Symposium in addition to attending a disability-themed conference at ILS Pune.


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