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The Andhras, whose glorious chapters of literature reflect their spirit of adventure in establishing commercial relations in far-flung areas like Sumatra, Java, Burma etc. Their Kinks like Salivamhana contributed much to the establishment of a firm, solid and united India whose contribution to culture, art, sculpture, literature and music had spread in India and abroad and whose loyalty, simplicity and honesty are recognized. They are one of the communities that were attracted by Jamshedpur when the steel Co. began its great task of establishing a mighty and gigantic Iron and Steel Works. They worked shoulder to shoulder with the various other communities both Indian and Foreigners with the set purpose of taking part in the firm establishment of a great National Industry. It was the teenage period of the twentieth century and the childhood days of the Steel Industry City. The Industry that came to jsr in those early days, had more enthusiasm and spirit of adventure than education they were unskilled and yet zealous, hard working, laborious active and purposeful. These qualities only gave them a formidable spirit of oneness and solidarity and that spirit and zeal also made them realize the necessity to maintain the tradition of their culture and language.

This urge to unify themselves with the object of maintaining their Andhra culture and languages seems to have gripped the attention of many persons with particular ideals ways, mans and methods. Thus came into existence during 1961 three organizations of Andhra, under the names of Andhra-Dramatic Club, the Andhra Bhakta Samaj and telugu Literary Society, which represented the artistic, the cultural and literary renaissances of the then Jamshedpur Andhra Strenuous efforts and diplomatic negotiations of some ripe thinning members of the telegu Literacy Society and the Andhra Dramatic Club, were coming initial hurdles resulted in amalgamating themselves into a single solid association under the style of the Andhra Dramatic and Literacy Society as that great day of the 1st September, 1918.

The Andhra dramatic and literacy society called ADL Society or in a more found manner ADL began earnestly to move through slow towards, its goal. Dramas mythological, historical and social were put on board date’s regular intervals, the library attracted many readers and literary meeting debates and discussions formed regular features of the ADL activities. As early as 1919 it joined as a member of the All India Library Association, in the same year, trials to screen land for construction of a building to room its activities started.

Realizing that their own mother tongue is the main major link in the preservation of their culture heritage on their parts, a night school was started in 1926. And this was later converted into a day school for the children in 1929. It flourished from lower primary school to middle school and then to high school. The high school classes, which were, started in 1956, obtained final recognition to coach students in Arts and science from the Board of Secondary Education, Bihar from 1.1.1961. In 1934, 2 additional rooms were constructed. In 1954 and 1956 school block was added in 1964-65. Andhra engineering Institute was established in 1958 with a view to provide teaching Electrical Engineering to the Industrial workers and their dependents of the steel city.

The dramatic section has a proud record. The Andhras as a matter of fact were the first to put on board in Jamshedpur a mythological drama, social get together, entertainments and Ganesh puja celebrations were performed.

In sports also the society conducts entertainments in bridge, chess, badminton etc. The silver jubilee in 1944 was organized by Sri Firoz Kuter and the Golden jubilee was celebrated in 1968.

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