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Vizag Fest Kicks Off on Grand Note

Posted on 02-Dec-2017

Vizag Fest Kicks ...
Visakhapatnam: Offering both entertainment and knowledge, the new edition of Vizag Fest 2017 kicked off on a grand note at Andhra University Engineering College Grounds here on Friday.

Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageswara Rao inaugurated a 10-day fest which is being organised in association with the Department of Culture of Andhra Pradesh.

The festival which was thrown open to all at free of charge comprises book exhibition, literary talks, short film shows and science expo with an intention to provide a relief to citizens who got busy with their daily engagements .
GVMC Commissioner inaugurates a short film theatre at the venue. The road leading to the AU College of Engineering (AUCE) exhibition grounds, the venue of Vizag Fest -2017, was chock-a-block with vehicles of various kinds on Sunday evening. The stretch between BRTS main road at Maddilapalem and the exhibition ground was full with motorists parking their vehicles beside the road as the vehicle parking was full. Nonetheless, visitors had a gala time as the exhibition had everything to offer to different age groups. The Abdul Kalam Science Exhibition section witnessed huge crowds. Andhra Medical College (AMC) put up a few stalls on various aspects of health and disease. The stall set up by the Anatomy Department with a few specimens of the skull, its cross section with the brain inside, stages in the formation and growth of the skull was a big draw among students. Boys and girls were bold enough to hold the skull specimens with their hands, as medicos of AMC explained to them about its functions. Young men and women were seen enquiring about various aspects of organ donation at the ‘Jeevan Dan’. The AMC students told them about eye, heart, liver donation and the time within which the organs should be harvested. The stall on diabetes and self-care in diabetes was another big draw with people asking about diet control. There was a stall on blood donation by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and a BMI chart for different age groups.

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.

The Hindu in School Chess Tourney Posted on 06-Dec-2017
The Hindu in school chess tourney on Dec. 10. Competition will be held in four categories -- U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15 The Hindu in School Chess Competition 2017 will be held here on December 10 at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium. The tournament will be held in four categories: under 9 years, under 11, under 13 and under 15 years. The competition follows the Swiss league format under the latest FIDE rapid rules, in order to give every participant a fair chance to win. How to participate To register, eligible students need to log on to www.thehindu.com/thischess On completion of the registration and payment process, a payment acknowledgement will be sent to the registered email ID All participants must produce the print out of the payment acknowledgement towards duly filled Reporting Form (reporting form will be issued at the entrance of the tournament venue) along with school ID or a bona fide letter issued by the school. The organizers reserve the right to admit or refuse any entry without assigning any reason thereof. Arbiter’s decision is final and binding on all disputes. The candidates can watch the website for latest developments. The registration fee is ₹ 150 per participants. The players must bring their own chess sets and chess clocks, if available. The presenting sponsor is Thryocare, knowledge partner is Arrow Publications and is being conducted under the aegis of AP Chess Association. For details call: 9848834944 or 9985941541.

Hello’s audio to be launched in Visakhapatnam. Actor Akhil Akkineni is all set to greet us with his second film ‘Hello’. The movie, which is being produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni under the banner of Annapurna Studios, is written and directed by Vikram Kumar of ‘Manam’ fame. Apart from starring newcomer Kalyani Priyadarshan as the leading lady, the film’s cast also boasts of some veteran actors such as Jagapathi Babu and Ramya Krishnan. Audio Launch in Visakhapatnam In what is coming as heartening news to all the Tollywood fans in the city, the film’s unit has decided to launch the audio in Visakhapatnam. As informed, the event will take place in the evening hours of December 10th at the R.K Beach in the city. It has also been informed that the fans might be in for a surprise as they might be treated with some exclusive releases of the action sequences from ‘Hello’.

Grand Welcome For Pawan in Vizag Posted on 07-Dec-2017
Vizag: Actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan was accorded a tumultuous welcome at Vizag airport. Thousands of people from surrounding villagers gathered there to have a glimpse of Pawan Kalyan. The youth jostled with one another to welcome the Jana Sena chief. Pawan is in Vizag to extend his support to the protesting Dredging Corporation employees. He will also console the family members of the employee who committed suicide recently. Pawan named Chalo Rey Chalo Rey Chal to his tour and said that it is only to achieve transparency in governance. It may be recalled here that DCI employee Venkatesh committed suicide opposing privatization of the Dredging Corporation and other employees are protesting the move by the government.

WBA South Asian Meet in Vizag Posted on 08-Dec-2017
The first regional South Asian conference of the World Birdstrike Association (WBA) will be held in Visakhapatnam from Dec 11 to 13. The conference, supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, will deliberate on the problem of birds and wild animals posing a threat to aircrafts, particularly during landing and take-off of flights, Lalita Vaswani, Vice President of WBA-South Asia and WBA Member Raman Emani told the media here on Wednesday. They underlined the importance of creating awareness on the issue of bird strike among all stakeholders including farmers, town planners, organisations for the protection of nature and environment, apart from civil aviation authorities, military, aircraft and aerodrome operators at the regional, national and global levels. The stakeholders or their representatives from various countries would participate in the conference and deliberate on the issue and the measures being taken in their respective countries to tackle the problem. The meeting would provide a platform for exchange of ideas and practices being adopted at various airports across the globe to eliminate or minimise the risks. Ms. Lalita said that the deliberations made at the conference would be sent to the authorities concerned for implementation. The WBA conference in Mexico in 2014 had decided to strengthen regional cooperation with all stakeholders within a global framework in close cooperation with the national authorities. The Bird Strike Committees of Australia, Central

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