The Avathi N. Venkategowda Education Trust was started in 2006 in the memory of Late Shri N. Venkategowda, a pioneering agriculturist, who envisioned education for children in rural areas. He was instrumental in setting up Rural High School, Avathi in 1968. He was also the founder member of Janata Education Society, Bangalore & HOPCOMS, Bangalore. His contribution to rural development in Devanahalli Tq. is immense.
Anantha Vidyaniketana is a school started by the Avathi N. Venkategowda Education Trust in 2007. The School is the first of its kind in Devanahalli Taluk, offering the students teaching, infrastructure and environment comparable with the best schools.
The President of ANVG Trust Shri A.V.Narayanaswamy is the eldest son of Late Shri N Venkategowda. He is an advocate and a well known person. He is the Secretary of Rural Education Society, Avathi which recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee. His election to various Public offices have provided him with an invaluable experience and convinced him of the need for quality contemporary education. He believes children should emerge as confident well rounded individuals and emerge as leaders and entrepreneurs.
A V Kempegowda is the youngest son of Late Shri N Venkategowda, is an Electronics Engineer and is the Managing Trustee of ANVG Trust. He has been looking after the day to day affairs of the Trust and School since inception and has seen the School grow from 95 students in the first year to 1300+ students currently.