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Odias Celebrate Durgashtami 29-Sep-2017
Dasara festivities to continue till Saturday. Utkal Samskrutika Samaj a premier socio-cultural organisation in the city for Odias, organised a dance show to mark the Durgashtami celebrations. Various programmes are being organised by the samaj on its premises at Dasapalla Hills near All India Radio from Wednesday and they will continue till Saturday. A separate pandal was erected with colourful decoration where the earthen idol of goddess Durga and other deities are being worshiped in the traditional way. The immersion will be done on the last day of the celebrations. Samaj members enthralled the gathering with Odissi, Sambalpuri folk, record dance and a skit on Ashtami Day. This was followed by distribution of prasadam.
Dasaravali Fete Gets Under Way 28-Sep-2017
Govt. according priority to tourism promotion, says Bhuma Akhila Priya. Six-day World Tourism Day celebrations – ‘Dasaravali’ got under way at RK Beach on Wednesday. The inaugural, which was scheduled at 6 p.m., was, however, delayed due to the late arrival of Ministers at the venue. Sudden showers around 6.30 p.m. further disappointed the gathering. Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, who participated as chief guest, said Visakhapatnam has several tourist places, which could attract tourists from far and wide.
Medical Taxi Service Launched 27-Sep-2017
E-Sahai will be helpful to people with mobility problems, says its founder. People with mobility problems such as differently-abled persons, senior citizens, dialysis patients and post-surgery patients need no longer skip family outings and weekend tours. A medical taxi and ambulance service – e Sahai – launched here on Tuesday promises to care of their special mobility needs. The seat next to the driver’s seat can be rotated 90 degrees outside. A physically challenged person, sitting in the front, can be moved along with the seat, which can be rotated and moved 15 inches outside the vehicle. The wheel chair can be moved close to the seat and the person can be transferred to it, e-Sahai founder and CEO Hari Bharadwaj told the media. This was for the first time that such a facility has been launched in AP and Vizag has been chosen as the pilot destination. As of now we will begin with one taxi and have plans to enhance the number to 25 in the coming days, he said.
Dasaravali Tourism Festival at VSP 26-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam: A six-day tourism festival ‘Dasaravali’ will be held on the RK Beach from September 27 to October 2 on the occasion of World Tourism Day. Announcing this at a media conference here on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said that the occasion is being utilized to showcase the beautiful tourist spots of Visakhapatnam to the world and attract international tourists to the city. “The festival will begin on September 27 at RK Beach on a grand scale. Traditional artistes from various States will display their skills by presenting cultural programmes at the venue. There will be Happy Street programmes from 5 am to 8 pm and cultural programmes from 4 pm to 8 pm every day. The Deputy Chief Minister also said that the Chief Minister has plans to develop the tourism sector in the State in a big way by spending crores of rupees in several districts. Dasaravali is part of these plans, he added.
‘Dandiya Jalsa’ For a Cause 25-Sep-2017
Clad in colourful attires, men and women headed to the dance floor to swirl in unison and match steps with the dandiya tunes. ‘Dandiya jalsa’ hosted by Akhil Bhartiya Marwari Mahila Samiti and Marwari Yuva Manch as part of Navaratri celebrations saw a good turnout at The Gateway Hotel on Sunday as Agarwal families and a few other communities visited the venue to spend time dancing, dining and spending time with their loved ones. Prizes given The fun-filled celebration also included games. Some of the adept dancers returned home with prizes, grabbing titles such as ‘Dandiya king’, ‘Dandiya queen’ and ‘best couple’. “Costume and quality of dance, among other parameters have been considered for presenting titles for the participants,” said Shalu Agarwal, one of the judges at the programme. President of Marwari Yuva Manch Sanjay Mittal said the proceeds of ‘Dandiya jalsa’ would be donated to a charitable cause. The association plans to invest in a battery operating car. The care will be donated to the Visakhapatnam Railway Station to help the elderly move around the platforms at the railway station.
Tourism Award For Vizag City 23-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam Railway Station has been adjudged as the ‘Best Tourist-friendly Railway Station’ in Andhra Pradesh by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA). The award will be presented at the State Tourism Annual Excellence Awards – 2017 to be held at Ramakrishna Beach on the World Tourism Day on Sept 27. The APTA award is another feather in the cap of Visakhapatnam Railway Station, which was selected as the ‘No.1 Railway Station in Cleanliness among A-1 category stations in India by the Ministry of Railways. Visakhapatnam Railway Station was chosen for the award in view of the availability of tourist-friendly infrastructure such as seating facilities, AC/non-AC waiting halls, toilets, eating outlets, food courts, maintenance and upkeep of railway station, availability of tourist facilitation counter, pre-paid auto/taxi counters, retiring rooms, facilities for physically challenged persons like ramps, battery operated cars, lifts and escalators, according to Divisional Commercial Manager (coordination) of Waltair Division G. Suneel Kumar on Friday.
Mega Job Fair Tomorrow 22-Sep-2017
Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA), Government of Andhra Pradesh and Information Technology Association of AP (ITAAP) are organizing a mega job fair exclusively for Information Technology and IT Enabled Services Sector at Dr. L. Bullayya College here on Saturday. Multiple companies with over 300 opening positions will be participating in the job fair. The companies that are likely to participate include Amzur, Concentrix, Efftronics, Maple Software, Miracle Software, openlogix, Patra Corp, Pena4 Tech, Nimaisoft, Yalamanchili Software, WNS Global, Venture offshore and ACN Infotech. Mr. Sridhar Nekkanti, Placement Coordinator, Dr. Lankapalli Bullayya College informed that all eligible students should report at 8 am on Saturday at Block-8 of the college. For details contact: 7674990005, 9989930753 or 9000994090.
Vizag Railway Station Goes Cashless 21-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam: Passengers can now make transactions visiting Point of Sale (PoS) machines arranged at several railway counters and e-Wallets at all the stalls at the railway station. They were opened on Wednesday. Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur after opening the services announced that Visakhapatnam Railway Station as 100 per cent Digital Payment Enabled (Digi PAY) Station. Visakhapatnam Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in East Coast Railway which handles 118 trains per day, receives more than 60,000 footfalls and more than 80,000 per day during the festive season generating revenue of more than Rs 30 lakhs per day. Being the hub of educational centres, industrial hub, tourism destination, the city has potential to move towards DiGi payments. Mathur later told that Digi-Pay services were provided at the general ticket booking counters, reservation complex, water vending machines, cloakrooms, coffee, tea stalls, ATMs, parking, parcel office, book stalls, fruit juice stalls, pay and use toilets and other points on the station premises.
Yamaha Motor Opens Scooter Boutique 21-Sep-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd is blending fashion and scooters in a way no other two-wheeler seller has done so far, according to Masaki Asano, the Managing Director. He was speaking in the showroom of Vaishnavi Automobiles the local dealer, here on Wednesday after inaugurating a scooter boutique. He said it was the second such boutique opened by the company after the first one in Chennai. He said the boutique would offer a unique buying experience to customers, especially women, as they can buy scooters as well as fashion accessories. He said the company was making inroads in the Indian market, with its fashion scooter Fascino and other attractive variants. With its current market share of 5 per cent in the scooter segment, the company would strengthen its position, he added. Brand ambassador Asha Bhat and Roy Kurian, Vice-President (Sales) also spoke on the occasion. Kurian said the company had set up three modern manufacturing facilities at Surajpur in UP, Faridabad in Haryana and Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Dasaradha Ram Reddy the local dealer said no effort had been spared to make the boutique as attractive as possible for the customers.
Temporary Licences For Firecracker 20-Sep-2017
Applicants should obtain NOC from fire dept., GVMC, EPDCL. Police Commissioner. T Yoganand on Tuesdays said temporary licences to posses and sell firecrackers would be given to those who fulfill guidelines, He said applicants must compulsorily obtain NoCs from the fire dept., GVMC and APEDCL. According to Mr. Yoganand, applicants can directly approach the Assistant Commissioners of Police under their respective sub division jurisdiction along with applications in form AE5, for the grant of temporary licences to posses and sell fireworks connection with Diwali Festival. Apart from the NoCs, the sit plan for the temporary shop, agreement copy with the owner of the land or building and a fee of 500 paid through treasury challan, should be attached to the application form. The last date for receipt of applications is September 30.
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