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Kutikuppala gets Lions award

Posted on 12-Feb-2018

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Marking its centenary celebrations, Lions Club International, Visakhapatnam South, presented national award to physician Kutikuppala Surya Rao at the regional conference held at T.L.N. Sabha Hall, Andhra University, on Sunday.

The award was given to Dr. Surya Rao, a recipient of the Padma Shri, in recognition of his service.

The physician has been treating HIV-affected persons for more than a couple of decades and rendering service to the needy patients.

The award included a memento, a citation and a shawl.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Surya Rao said that he was honoured to receive the award.

Region chairperson of Lions Club Ramesh Duvvada stated that the board of directors of the club unanimously nominated Dr. Surya Rao for the award
City decked up for Maha Sivaratri Posted on 13-Feb-2018
TSR parishat to conduct ‘Mahakumbhabhishekam’ on beach road. The city temples are making elaborate arrangements for ‘Maha Sivaratri’ on Tuesday. Abhishekam, rituals, bhajans along with a host of devotional programmes will be organised to mark the occasion. Devotees started thronging Sri Uma Neelakanteswara Swami Vari Devasthanam at Nakkavanipalem ahead of the festival as special puja began a couple of days ahead. Maha Sivaratri Mahotsavamu begins at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It will be followed by ‘Mahanyasa Poorvaka Visesha Rudrabhishekam and ‘Dasa sahasra bilvarchana’ at the temple. Meanwhile beach road opposite Kali Mata temple was decked up as T. Subbarami Reddy Lalithakala Parishath is all set to conduct ‘Mahakumbhabhishekam’ of one crore ‘Siva Lingams’ . Cultural programmes including, Kuchipudi dance performance by Shobha Naidu, and presentation of Sri Krishna Rayabaram by Gummadi Gopala Krishna, will be organised. Actor and TDP MLA from Hindupur N. Balakrishna, actors Manchu Mohan Babu, Meena and Gautami, comedian K. Brahmanadam, among others will participate On Monday, MP T. Subbarami Reddy visited the venue and took part in the pre-rituals. Mahanyasapoorvaka Rudrabhishekam will be perfomed at Sri Maha Ganapathi Prasanna Venkateswara Ayyappa Shiridi Sai Baba Devalayamulu, Seethammadhara. Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation and Sri Sathya Sai Seva city samiti will organise the ‘Maha Sivaratri Mahotsavam’. The celebrations will begin at 8 a.m. at Sri Sathya Sai Prema S

City soaks in devotional fervour Posted on 14-Feb-2018
Devotees make a beeline for temples on the occasion of Mahasivaratri. Waking up much before the dawn, the devout made their way to the nearest Siva temple to view day-long religious events to their heart’s content on Mahasivaratri celebrated in the city on Tuesday. Carrying basket of flowers, milk sachets, ghee lamps and a host of aromatic liquids used to perform abhishekam, a huge number of devotees were seen waiting in serpentine queues to witness early morning rituals at the temples that started off with a celestial bath given to Sivalingam. Elaborate rituals The conch shells blew louder at Sivalayam at Appikonda and Pasupathinatha Panchamukheswara alayam at Malkapuram as the festival celebrations came alive with a slew of programmes. Devotees made a beeline for these temples and spend hours offering prayers to Lord Siva. Elaborate rituals were held at Sivaalayams located at Burujupeta in One-Town Area, Shantipuram, Hanumantawaka Junction, Seethammadhara, Gopalapatnam and Gajuwaka, among other neighbourhoods. Veda Parayana priest of Sri Maha Ganapathi Prasanna Venkateswara Ayyappa Shiridi Sai Baba Devalayamulu A.V.S. Rama Sarma said scores of devotees assembled at the shrine to take part in special rituals performed such as Siva Parvati Kalayanam and Mahanyasapoorvaka Rudrabhishekam held from dawn to dusk. Sri Sathya Sai Prema Sadhan Mandir teemed with devotees as men, women and children took turns to perform palabhishekam to spatika-silver Sivalingam kept at the shr

Trade fair from Feb. 16 Posted on 14-Feb-2018
Gupta Event Management (GEM), a unit of Welfare Charitable Trust is organizing a 11-day international trade fair at Andhra University grounds from February 16 to 26. Participants from across the world will take part in the event and exhibit their products. Furniture, home decors, handicrafts, handlooms, kitchen appliances, paintings, trinket jewellery, and cloths are some of the products which will be put up at the grounds.

Sea Harrier aircraft museum Posted on 15-Feb-2018
Visakhapatnam to get Sea Harrier aircraft museum. The port city of Visakhapatnam is all set to embrace yet another museum that beckons its shores. Similar to the TU-142 aircraft museum, which was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind last year, a Sea Harrier aircraft museum will soon be adorning the city. Visakhapatnam district collector Pravin Kumar on Wednesday told the officials to the identity land and chalk out a plan in order to set up the museum in the city. A meeting was held at the collectorate to review the status of various tourism projects that are slated to be developed in and around the city of Visakhapatnam. The collector said that plans were in place to establish Vizag as a major tourist hub. He also added that while the plans for the upcoming projects must be ready, those which are already underway must be completed by the end of March. He asked the officials to submit a report detailing the hurdles being faced by them in regard to the land acquisition issues for the projects of setting up Buddhist circuit and Araku ecotourism. The status of other projects, such as establishing luxury cottages in Lambasingi and creating a safe swimming zone at Rushikonda, were also enquired by the collector. Joint collector G.Srijana, Assistant Collector Misha Singh, and other officials were also present at the meeting.

Education fair draws good response Posted on 16-Feb-2018
IDP Education and The Hindu hold the event Representatives of over 15 institutions from US and Canada clarified the queries raised by students who attended the ‘US and Canada Education fair’ organised jointly by the IDP Education and The Hindu here on Thursday. The fair held at Hotel Novotel in the city saw close to 800 candidates attending it from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that began with an interactive session by IDP’s director client relations for Canada Uri Carnat. Apart from career prospects, students had a chance to enquire about the scores required to clear examinations, fee waiver for meritorious students and scholarship opportunities at the venue. Along with other candidates, students of Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, Raghu Engineering College, Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology participated in the interactive session.

Parallel conference from Feb. 24 Posted on 17-Feb-2018
IFTU says meet will highlight anti-poor policies being pursued by State. A three-day conference is being organised by people’s organisations, parallel to the Partnership Summit, to highlight the pro-rich and anti-poor policies being pursued by the Chandrababu Naidu government to attract investments into the State. ‘Exaggerated claims’ The government was making claims that agreements to the tune of 11.11 lakh crore were made with 881 companies during the last two Partnership Summits held in Visakhapatnam. It was also claiming that 130 companies had already begun operations and provided jobs to 1.52 lakh people Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) State vice-president Venkateswarlu told a media conference here on Friday. An analysis of the figures given by the government reveals that the claims were far from the truth. The government while making claims on employment generation had failed to come out with the figures on the number of people displaced by the proposed projects and those who were deprived of their livelihoods. The State government had proudly announced that the World Bank had identified Andhra Pradesh as the top State in agriculture in India. But the government, instead of giving them pattas for the land on which they had been cultivating crops for generations, was driving them out and handing over the lands to corporate companies on a platter for setting up industries.

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