Dayal Nagar, a 35-year-old colony, has many unique features. What is even more interesting is that the colony remains to be an alcohol-free zone and those residing here are not connected to DTH and cable networks.
For those residing at Dayal Nagar, the day starts at dawn with prayer, mediation, and satsang, followed by a 15-minute physical exercise.
After a short break, the residents meet to indulge themselves in organic farming spread over different sectors of the colony named as Prembagh, Radhabagh, Sevabagh, Soamibagh, and Krishibagh.
With the Bay of Bengal on one side and the Eastern Ghats on the other, Dayal Nagar is a 35-year-old well-maintained colony set amidst scenic beauty.
An exclusive colony built for the followers of Radhasoami, it houses 1,000 people who belong to the same community – Radhasoami Satsang.
“We are strict vegetarians and grow our own organic fruit and vegetables. All of us involve in farming and the produce is sold at half the price fixed by the rythu bazaar. Every week, the produce will be distributed among the residents,” says Aruna Gali, a resident.
With a departmental store, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, children’s recreation centre, youth, mahila, and residents’ welfare associations, mutually-aided cooperative house building society, homeopathic and allopathic dispensaries, a newly introduced emergency room, and a prayer hall, Dayal Nagar is a self-sufficient colony that has everything a resident dreams of.
What is even more interesting is that the colony remains to be an alcohol-free zone and those residing here are not connected to DTH and cable networks.
“Invariably, farming, manufacturing organic soaps, pickles and edible products, stitching, and meditating keeps us engaged. Every year, we organise an in-house exhibition, where our community from different parts of the country will showcase their crafts on the premises,” says K.S. Prasada Rao, secretary of Radhasoami Satsang.