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Where Creativity Takes Centre Stage 05-Dec-2017
Students of schools and colleges showcase their innovative skills at science fair. A buzzer with a battery-based circuit not only works against overloading of buses but also avoids accidents that happen due to travelling on the footboard. This device developed by the students of Ramakrishna School has been designed to save lives as the alarm gets triggered when a passenger stays on the footboard for a while. At another corner those studying in Pollocks School elaborate the prospect of turning seawater into that of potable through their simple and economical project micro filtration. We wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by making potable water accessible to all sections of the society said Raj Kumar, Anand and Mohan Krishna of Class X. From technology-driven solutions to simple energy saving techniques and improving safety standards at workplace, the 10-day science fair that began as a part of the Vizag Fest – 2017 unfolds a new world where cost-effective innovative concepts take centre stage. T. Sandhya of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Bheemunipatnam, who came along with her classmates, considers the avenue a new learning experience. “There is a wide scope for optimum utilization of resources by sharing our expertise with other participants and understanding their working models in turn she opined.
 
AU All Set For Grand Alumni Meet 28-Nov-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Vice-President and alumnus of Andhra University M Venkaiah Naidu is slated to attend the university's third alumni meet as the chief guest on December 9. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be the guest of honour. Addressing the media about the preparations and schedule on Sunday, HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the university had produced eminent personalities who are at the helm of affairs of various private and public organisations. "Several IAS and IPS officers and other eminent personalities had already agreed to attend the alumni meet," he added. We want to make AU a best-of-class institution by making the alumni an integral part of the university. The AU Alumni Association had already gathered data of about 80,000 alumni and we want to take the number to 1 lakh before the alumni day," the minister said. The meet will start with a 3km walk on RK Beach Road at 6am on December 9 which will be flagged off by the Vice-President. The alumni will gather at their respective departments in the morning, while in the afternoon, they will go around the university where they spent their student days. About 20 buses in different clusters in the university will be arranged to pick up the alumni and drop them at the main venue. The main event will be conducted at the AU Convention Centre from 5pm.
 
Students Catch A Glimpse Of Space 21-Nov-2017
They make a beeline for ‘Moonshot Wheels’. With excitement writ large on their faces, students of GVMC High School, R.P. Peta, Kancharpalem lined up in front of the ‘Moonshot Wheels’, a mini planetarium, to get a glimpse of the space and astronomy. On Monday, they took turns in going round the exhibits put up at the venue and board the bus to view the concepts related to space technologies from close quarters. What’s more, some of the curious students joined hands to explain 14 science models including eclipse, solar system, and phases of the moon. In its endeavour to reach out to 40,000 underprivileged students in 12 States, Agastya International Foundation in association with the Team Indus Foundation launched the ‘Moonshot Wheels’ in February at Bengaluru. Encouraging students to bring out science models aligned with their curriculum and contribute to space field with ‘do-it-yourself’ activities and introducing them to a lunar spacecraft simulator comprising ‘Ek Choti si Asha’ (ECA) moon rover and lander, young instructors explained some of the experiments of the spacecraft through digital presentation. Gouthami, class VII student, said she aspired to become a space researcher and the avenue fuelled her desire to become one. ‘Moonshot Wheels’ was inaugurated by general manger of Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Pankaj Chadha. The bus will be stationed at GVMC High School, Kancharpalem till Friday and is open for students from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Printed Books Still Hold Sway 20-Nov-2017
Despite digital onslaught they still manage to survive. After a long tiring day at work, nothing makes K. Anuradha, who works in a private organisation, relax than turning the pages of a book for about 45 minutes. No matter what, she spends a while reading books before hitting the bed every night. Even in this digital age where e-books play a key role, ardent readers say that the experience of getting engrossed in the world of paper books filled with inky words is something they could not afford to skip as this traditional regimen forms an integral part of their relaxation techniques to unwind and de-stress. In connection with the National Library Week celebrations, librarians and those who run bookstores say that the demand for printed books have increased over the years despite the growing popularity of e-books. “At a time where a majority of people end up spending most part of their day operating devices, books provide the much-needed respite to those who want digital-detox. Even though e-books are gradually making their presence felt in the market, printed books continue to be the preferred format of reading among diverse age groups,” says Sunil Nevatia, director of Pages bookstore.
 
Schools Wear A Festive Look 15-Nov-2017
Students in colourful attires present cultural programmes. The city schools wore a festive look with scores of students presenting cultural programmes and showcasing their expertise in creative skills to mark Children’s Day. Dressed in colourful attires, they headed for the school in a buoyant mood. Students of Andhra University English Medium School presented enthralling cultural programme to mark the occasion. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao exhorted the students to be responsible citizens. He said periodical health check-up will soon be introduced for students. Delhi Public School, Anandapuram celebrated Bal Diwas with patriotic fervour. For a change, teachers donned the role of students. Principal Eshwari Prabhakar and the staff were present.
 
Visalandhra Book Fest From Tomorrow 03-Nov-2017
Visalandhra Book House will organise its 17th annual book exhibition at Turner’s Choultry from November 4 to 21. With 75 publishing houses participating over 25000 titles will be available, according to Visalandhra Book House Manager P.A. Raju. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Joint Collector G. Srijana on Saturday morning, he told reporters here. Mr. Raju recalled the glorious history of the publishing house that brought out renowned works of Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu, Gurajada Appa Rao and Gidugu Rama Murthy and continued the literary tradition with Kodavatiganti, Chaso, Sripada Subrahmanya Sastry and Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry. Besides it brought to Telugu readers translations of Tolstoy, Gorky, Chekhov and Dostoevsky. Viriyala Gowtam of Abhyudaya Rachayitala Sangham (Arasam) participated.
 
TCS Selects 511 Gitam Students 10-Oct-2017
About 511 students of Gitam University have been selected at the campus interview conducted by the Tata Consultancy Services on Monday, According to director of training and placement cell of the university Gurumoorthy Gangadharan in a statement here. Principal of the Institute of Technology K. Lakshmi Prasad said companies such as Microsoft, Accenture, and Future First would be conducting campus interviews on the campus shortly.
 
Vizag to Host Tech Event 13-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam: Transforming Education for Humanity (TECH)-2017 will be organised in the city from December 16 to 18 under the aegis of UNESCO and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). AP HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said: “We organised with success mega events such as IFR, Partnership Summits, Disaster Management and E-Governance. TECH-2017 will assume similar significance. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate it. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar will attend it. AS many as 250 delegates from 71 countries will participate in the three-day conference,” he said, adding that Ministers of nine countries and 50 ambassadors will be there.
 
'Fun With Science’ Workshop Held 07-Sep-2017
Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan organised a ‘Fun with Science’ workshop on Wednesday to ignite and inspire the budding minds. The workshop was conducted by a team of academicians from Japan, led by the guidance of Dr. Tesuhisa Shirasu and Kazuya Takahashi, global teacher awardee. They broadened the frontiers of scientific knowledge by touching upon various hands-on activities. The inspiring thoughts that were shared during the workshop left an indelible mark in the minds of the students. Simple experiments An array of simple yet thought-provoking experiments was performed with an astute goal to nurture joyful learning. The interaction gave an excellent opportunity to students for developing an interest in sciences effortlessly.
 
AP Students to Get Health Cards 04-Sep-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: All school students in AP will get health cards containing information about their medical history. The project is likely to be launched from Bheemili constituency represented by HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, on a pilot basis on October 2. In the first phase, about 33,000 students in government schools in Bheemili will be covered.. The health cards will be handed over to the students or parents and healthcare teams will maintain a registry of the same. The medical teams taken on board will visit all the schools to carry out the required screening tests to ascertain the existing clinical conditions in students.
 
 
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