Frequent changes of schools is a challenge for most children but not for Harichandana. Born and brought up in Hyderabad, this dynamic bureaucrat changed Over 10 schools across the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh, but it taught her adaptability,
Friendly by nature, she quickly made new friends and adjusted to the changes. “I made so many friends studying in the many schools,” smiles Harichandana, whose father D. Srinivas, an IAS officer’s routine transfers was what took her across the length and breadth of united AP.
The traits she picked up in her formative years, particularly adaptability and the ability to quickly understand the new people she met — are what make Harichandana, herself an IAS officer, stand out from the rest.
She still tries to keep up her childhood hobbies of painting and reading, but now has to devote time to her five-year-old daughter. “I sometimes paint with my child and it serves to relieve the stress of office work. I try to spend most of my free time with my kid, says Harichandana, who is currently the District Magistrate and Collector at Narayanpet.