A GALORE OF HONOURS & RESPONSIBILITIES :
In the noble service of humanity and in particular for the prosperity and well being of Cinema Industry no other single individual in the history of Telugu Cinema – held as many positions and portfolios as Dr.DASARI NARAYANA RAO held all those for him just a sweet and pride worthy responsibilities. He worked for them, struggled for them and even made huge sacrifices – with an ultimate success of brilliance. Here are a few positions held by him.
- President of South Indian Film Directors Association for 8 years.
- President of Film Employees Federation of South India.
- President of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.
- President of Telugu Film Producer Council.
- President of South Indian Telugu Film Writers Association.
- Chairman of the Hospitality Committee of International Film Festival.
- Member of Wage Board of All Indai Film Workers.
- Member of Film Industry Advisory Committee-nominated by Govt.of India.
- Chairman A.P.Film Industry Development Committee-nominated by Govt.of A.P.
- Presently elected unanimously as the Chairman of Andhra Predesh Film Directors Association.
TRADE UNION – DASARI’S MISSION
One of the most memorable, everlasting qualities of Dr.Dasari Narayana Rao is that he is staunch believer and follower of Trade Union movement – which he has very successfully brought to Film Industry. In fact, he is a pioneer in this regard. As a trade union leader some of his achievements:
He founded the South Indian Film Directors Association during the year 1972 for which he served as the most pride worthy founder President for 15 years – where he commanded tremendous respect.
He was the member of the National General Council for Ten years and in this capacity he rendered memorable services to Cinema Industry.
1980 – The year which witnesses an attempt to create a rival trade union by “SAFE” by the CAPITALIST producers and Directors against the interests of the already working Federation – In this context Dr.DASARI is the alone fighter and crusader who stood for the success and survival of the original Trade Union – hence remained as a GENUINE CHAMPION of Trade Service. He also had the distinction of serving the federation as its President in 1982 and proved excellent results.
As the Telugu Film Industry moved to Hyderabad from Chennai Dr.Dasari Narayana Rao rightly and only started the much required film employees union at Hyderabad, covering all the sections and sectors of employees – under one strong umbrella Despite the fact that Dr.Dasari has always been a darling of the ‘PRODUCERS’, at the same time in film Industry he achieved a milestone in affiliating A.P.Film Employees Federation to All India Film Employees Federation, leading to greater unity and strength.
A historic 120 days – old- strike in film industry was amicably solved and happily settled – who form time to time negotiated with no less persons than two Chief Ministers Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh and Dr. M. KARUNANIDHI of Tamilnadu and paved the way for the friendly and peaceful fraternity between Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu film industries permanently.
PRESENTLY DR.DASARI IS ON ONE OF HIS LIFE-TIME MISSIONS FOR THE STARTING AND BLOSSOMING OF AN EXCLUSIVE MODEL COLONY FOR 5000 FILM EMPLOYEES, AT HYDERABAD. THE DAY IS NOT FAR OFF, - WHEN ALL THE 5000 FILM EMPLOYEES HAPPILY LIVE IN THEIR OWN HOMES WITH THE BLESSINGS OF DR.DASARI.