My name is Premdas Ponaganti, I was born and brought up in a remote village (Vennampalli) of Peddapalli District, TS, India.

I completed my BA, English, and I got my CTS from TAFTEE Bangalore

I have been working with Shining Stars since June 2000. It is a joy being a part of raising Godly leaders and preparing the next generation in the way they should grow. The vision of Shining Stars and the way it is being fulfilled made me to stay on for all these years.

The work of Shining Stars has also made an impact on my life. As I have been teaching the young generation, I have learnt many new things. This has helped me to grow into maturity in my Christian faith.

Premdas Shining Stars Staff

I was married to Suvartha in January 2002 and have three children; Shiny Prasana Desiree, Silvi Praharsha Blessie and Simon Peter Jasper, who have also being blessed by the activities of Shining Stars. As they attend the centre they are also growing. My role in Shining Stars is to manage the office and to develop the teachers and leader’s of the various centres throughout the year.

My personal vision for my role in Shining Stars is:

    • To develop the young leaders, that they may grow in every area of their lives (holistically), and to give back to Shining Stars in the future.
    • From my experience, I would like to teach young people to how to handle the difficulties in their lives.
    • To maintain and teach Godly values in all kinds of relationships.