Catholic Information Centre was started in the year 1965 by Fr. Arulappa who later became the Archbishop of Madras Mylapore. The centre sent out free publications and information in the form of printed pamphlets to interested Telugu non-christians. Secunderabad with the present building became its permanent abode rechristened as Amruthavani Communication Centre in 1975. (‘Amruthavani’ meaning sweet immortal voice)
The departments then included were Burra Kadha, Courses and Correspondence, Editorial, Radio Broadcasting, In-service training, Dharma Vijayam, Film and visual aids, Training, Promoters and publicity. With the distinction of hosting one of the first largest sound studios in the city, Doordarshan, the only TV channel present then also shot their programs here. Many artists of caliber like Tanikella Bharani, worked here at Amruthavani. Amruthavani gave technical assistance in the making of the renowned film ‘Karunamayudu’, one of the jewels in its crown.
Most Rev. Mark Gopu, the then Archbishop of Hyderabad, Patron and Sponsor of Catholic Information Centre and Fr. Winjngaards, the first Director of the centre were the pioneers.