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Vizag Bay Marathon Launched 21-Dec-2017
Visakhapatnam: Collector Pravin Kumar launched Vizag Bay Marathon-2017 on Wednesday. The city is hosting second edition of Night Marathon ‘Vizag Bay Marathon-2017’ on December 23, evening at the RK beach. The marathon will be held in 21.1-km, 10 km and 5 km. The run is being organised by Prime Life Sports Association and DEEP (Disease Eradication through Education and Prevention) TRUST, a foundation, aims to bridge the gaps in the inadequate institutional healthcare facilities in healthcare. Race Director Dr Murali Nannapaneni said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the website http:// vizagbaymarathon.com recently. The Vizag Bay Marathon is an excellent opportunity for people of Visakhapatnam to be a part of an initiative for creating awareness on health related activities and also showcase their talents.
 
Awareness drives 18-Dec-2017
Awareness drives click as city reports increase in voluntary blood donations. Voluntary blood donation has steadily picked up in the last few years, said district health officials in a positive development. Around 70% of the blood collected by the 14 blood banks and hospitals are based on voluntary donation and more and more people are coming forward to donate. People are also forming groups on social media as well to keep tabs on requirement of blood. According to statistics from National AIDS Control Programme (NACO), in Visakhapatnam district in 2014-2015, a total of 63,170 units of blood was collected out of which 46,243 (72.30%) were voluntary collection by individuals and blood donation camps. In 2016-2017, out of 82,390 units that were collected, 61,337 units (74.45 %) are voluntary collection and this year (between April-October 2017), nearly 70% is again voluntary collection. KVR Sailaja, programme manager from District AIDS Prevention Control Unit (DAPCU), which also looks after the blood banks in the district under AP State AIDS Control Society (APSACS), said, "Whenever one goes to the blood bank for blood, they have to replace the units by arranging blood from some other groups. But nowadays, the blood donation has become a voluntary activity mostly under CSR (corporate social responsibility) and students. In Vizag, more than 50% of the blood donation is from college students while the rest of the voluntary donation is from various political and fans as...
 
Cycle Rally Against Pollution 23-Jan-2017
Jan 22 Andhra Pradesh's Vizag on Saturday hosted to a cycle rally in an attempt to raise awareness against pollution. The rally also aimed to encourage the use of cycles for short distances. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hari Babu also participated in the event organised by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.
 
BBC to Launch Telugu News Website 17-Dec-2016
It plans to hire professionals for regional language websites. Visakhapatnam: BBC World Services will be recruiting 157 professionals, including journalists and web designers for its news website in Telugu and three other languages Gujarati, Marathi and Panjabi. This was disclosed by a team from BBC comprising Rupa Jha and Nivedita who visited the Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Andhra University, here on Friday. Interacting with students and faculty members of the department Ms. Rupa said BBC will be launching Telugu website and social media sites to disseminate news as part of its global investments.
 
Sai Devotees Clean up KGH Premises 03-Oct-2016
Over 350 Seva Dal office-bearers, devotees, youth and students cleaned the entire premises of King George Hospital on Sunday. In response to a nationwide call by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations clean-up drive was undertaken at various places as part of ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’- an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hospital clean-up programme was inaugurated by G. Arjuna KGH Superintendent He along with others offered floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Sathya Sai Baba. District president of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations V.R. Nageswara Rao explained about various activities under ‘Swachata Se Divyata Tak.
 
New CSI Office Bearers Appointed 24-Jun-2016
VISAKHAPATNAM: Dasari Nageswara Rao, director (operations) of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) took over as the chairman of Computer Society of India, Vizag chapter, during its 22nd annual general meeting on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Rao urged the CSI members to explore ways of taking information technology to remote villages and the poor people.
 
Rural Cops Plan To Go Paperless 23-Jun-2016
Visakhapatnam: Visakha Rural cops are aiming to go paperless at its headquarters by adopting the electronic-office (e-office) model within a month or two. At present efforts are on to find server space following which some files will be digitized. The rural police wing has 43 police stations including 17 in the agency area with a total strength of 2,000 security personnel including armed reserve cops. The headquarters of the rural police at the port city has been handling files related to employees and their benefits besides various projects and others. At present there is no server space in the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
 
GVMC To Launch Beach Beautification 11-May-2015
In a bid to restore the lost sheen of Ramakrishna Beach in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud and beach erosion, GVMC would soon launch beautification works. The civic officials would prepare a detailed project report within a month and submit it to the authorities concerned for approval. During his city tour late Saturday night, GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar asked the officials to take steps for maintaining the beauty of the beach by clearing the litter in regular intervals. He wanted the repair works to the footpath, parapet wall and also the beach road to be carried out at the earliest. Following this, GVMC officials decided to improve lighting on the beach as well as NTR Statue Junction, Outer Harbour Road, YMCA and Swimming Pool areas.
 
Students Appeal For Support 28-Apr-2015
An earnest appeal was made by students from 18 countries, pursuing various degrees in Andhra University, to extend support for the earthquake victims of Nepal. The international students as also some of their Indian counterparts, under the aegis of the World Organisation of Students and Youth took, out a rally on the Beach Road seeking donations and support from the public to the affected people of Nepal. They carried banners and placards, some with pictures of the devastation caused by the earthquake. Students from Nepal seemed to be worried about the safety of their friends and relatives back home. Many of them rushed back home to be of help to their near and dear ones. “All my family members are safe. We want people to contribute whatever they could to meet the needs of those who had lost everything in the quake,” said Presca Udas of Kathmandu, who is pursuing her M.A. Social Work. She was all praise for the support extended by the Government of India in the time of crisis. “Our effort is to do what little we can to help the affected people,” said Anjali Bhattari of Biratnagar, who is pursuing EEE in AU College of Engineering. “My family members are fine but I have not been able to communicate with my friends so far as communication facilities with many areas have been cut-off,” said Devaraj Pandey. “Our culture and heritage has been destroyed by the quake. The beauty of Bhaktarpur has been lost. Our family members are living on the streets as rumours are...
 
ENC Organises Walk On Dolphin Hill 27-Apr-2015
A health walk was organised to increase awareness on health issues and highlight the significance of physical activities among the Naval personnel and their families. The walk, coordinated by the INS Circars of the Eastern Naval Command, was flagged off by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Satish Soni on the Dolphin Hill on Sunday. Around 520 naval personnel, including their family members, participated in the event. The route for the walk covered a distance of 5 km on Dolphin Hill. The chief guest congratulated all participants and urged everyone to continue with regular walks and physical activities for maintaining a better health and physical wellbeing.
 
 
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