REV. CARL KOMANAPALLI
Secretary & Treasurer of PEF
BISHOP ERNEST KOMANAPALLI
LATE APOSTLE P.L. PARAMJYOTI & ESTHER PARAMJYOTI
REV. RACHEL KOMANAPALLI
President of PEF
Head of Early Learning
Founder of PEF
In the early 1980s, Reverend Carl Komanapalli realised there was a huge need for an English medium school in the town of Amalapuram (East Godavari district, A.P.). He would send his two young children to a school 70km away so they could be taught in the English medium. In 1985, he brought his children home for their summer break. When it was time to leave, the children and parents found it hard to separate again.
Reverend Carl requested local schools to start an English medium school, but none were willing to take up the challenge. Reverend Carl then wrote to his brother, Bishop Ernest Komanapalli, the founder of sister organisation, Manna Group of Ministries, suggesting they open an English medium school. Bishop Ernest Komanapalli liked the idea and vision. He also wanted to honour their mutual father-in-law, the Apostle P.L. Paramjyoti, and created the Paramjyoti Educational Foundation (PEF) to operate the school, first named Paramjyoti Public School. It was approved in June 1985, and was started just one month later.
Reverend Carl Komanapalli has directed the school since its inception in 1985.
The name Paramjyoti Public School, commonly referred to as ‘PPS’, was later changed to ‘Paramjyoti School’ with ‘public’ being taken out due to new government regulation.
Paramjyoti School gained for itself a solid reputation for delivering quality education.
In June 2017, the foundation opened its first preschool, located in Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam, under the name ‘PPS Kids’.
File photo from a Senior Class in 1985
The group of schools are overseen by Reverend Carl Komanapalli, the Secretary and Treasurer of Paramjyoti Educational Foundation, the parent organisation of Paramjyoti Schools. Under him, Joshua Komanapalli acts as the Executive Principal for the schools and Early Learning Centers. He is responsible for strategic direction, policy formation, future schools projects and the pursuit of excellence in our centers.