Commencement of the building construction
The foundation for the building construction was laid in 1986 with an open meeting in which the then Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri NT. RamaRao, General Secretaryof the CPI(M) and former Chief Minister of Kerala E M S.Namboodiripad, Moturi Hanumantha Rao, Lavu Balagangadhara Rao and others participated.
Inauguration of the Building
The Then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri N.T. Rama Rao, Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu, Polit Bureau members Makineni Basava Punnaiah, LB Gangdhara Rao M. Hanumantha Rao attended Huge public meeting held on the occasion of the inauguration of the building.
Sundarayya Museum was established to inspire activists who come to see the Vignana Kendram from all over the country. The main exibhits are the bicycle used by Sundarayya to go to parliament, the "Gongali" used to adorn his shoulder, Photographs of the leaders of the world communist movement and pioneers in progressive telugu literature. Special attraction of the museum is the heavy kit which he used to carry wherever he goes during the great Telangana peasant armed struggle.
Inauguration of Sundarayya kala nilayam
Jnanpith award winner Dr. C. Naryana Reddy, famous poet, writer Dr. Arudra, film producer Sri M.S. Reddy, film director 'Victory' Madhusudhana Rao, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Lavu Balagandhar Rao have participated in the inauguration.
Puchalapalli Sundarayya Statue Inauguration
Inauguration of Puchalapalli Sundarayya Statue took place on 1st November 1998. It was inaugurated in the presence of Harikishan Singh Surjeet, and N Chandra babu Naidu.
Flood Damaged Library and It's Restoration
The floods in Hyderabad 2000 effected the library with one lakh books drowned in water for 5 days. To restore these books, Vignana Kendram has adopted the best restoration practices and put all these books in a cold storage at minus 20 degrees Celsius for one and a half-year till the thermal vacuum freeze drier was hired from Canada. It took six months to restore all the books, a feat which was appreciated as the rarest by many international technical magazines. A magazine has published a special volume on this recovery program which has been video-graphed.
More than rupees-two crores were spent on restoration. Chicago University gave one and a half crore and the rest was raised as -funds by Vignana Kendram.
Ford Foundation Grant
An ambitious three-year project was undertaken to create a union catalog for South Asia consisting of books published before 1950 in Telugu, Urdu, Tamil. 90,000 dollars were granted by Ford foundation (as a part of its South Asian, union catalog work) with which 20 people were trained to make records for OCLC in Mark format. In two years, the training was completed. During the third year around 50,000 records were completed. this union catalog is now made available online.
British Library Grant
British Library granted Rs 27 lakhs in 2005 for the microfilming(more than three lakh pages) of historically significant Telugu books Published before 1929. Micro-filming was made in Germany with the help of Hyderabad based Trinayana company, which undertook digitalization work. The microfilming was Completed by 2008. One copy was given to British Library and the other was kept with us, in the SVK. 200 Telugu books were microfilmed under this program and these copies are kept in the library. In another project sponsored by the central government, 150 books were microfilmed and Preserved in SVK.
Sundarayya Vignana Kendram Gachibowli Fondation was Laid
Foundation stone laid for the construction of Sundarayya Vignana Kendram at Gachibowli on 24th April 2005. It was done In the presence of Harikishan Singh Surjeet, Sitaram Yechury, K.Rosaiah, and Arjun Singh, a Central Cabinet Minister.
Schooling for Imparting awareness (Permanant School)
Schooling for Imparting awareness (Permanant School):
Throughout the year, batch after batch, students from different districts come to attend political classes in the hall on the second floor. These schools range from 2-10 days. Required facilities such as kitchen, dining hall and another waiting hall have been built for the convenience of students.