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Dear IAPians,

Nellore is Beckoning ……. and Your presence is most cherished !!

The Caravan of PEDICON is arriving in Nellore, the vibrant city of Andra Pradesh, almost after 40 years!!! Team AOP Nellore is on cloud 9 as it has got the golden opportunity of hosting you in the year 2022. Our joy is boundless and it is difficult to express our emotions since almost two generations have passed waiting for this moment.



About Nellore

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore is a city located on the banks of Penna River, in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of the district, as well as Nellore Mandal and Nellore revenue division. It is the fourth most populous city in the state.

There are various theories linked to the origin of the name “Nellore”. A mythological story from Sthala Purana depicts, a lingam in the form of a stone under nelli tree (“Nelli” stands for emblica Tree in Tamil). The place gradually became Nelli-ooru (ooru generally stands for place in Telugu) and then to present day Nellore. Another explanation is that the town got its name from the extensive cultivation of paddy in and around it (“Nell” meaning paddy in Telugu).

The city had an important role in the emergence of the Telugu language and the formation of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Potti Sriramulu, who fasted until death for the formation of Andhra Pradesh, hailed from Nellore.