Rotary Club Visakha Port City – to install drinking water facilities in schools

Rotary Club Visakha Port City conducted a meeting for installation of new team on Saturday at Rotary Grandeur.

Speaking on the occasion, former District Governor Goli Bhaskar Rao gave details on the contribution of Rotary in pulse polio eradication. He installed club president V. Narayana Rao and secretary Y. Srinivasa Kumar.

Mr. Rao informed that this year the club was planning to install safe drinking water and hand wash facilities under Swachh Vidyalaya scheme in over 50 government schools in the district.

Rotary assistant governor D.S. Prakasa Rao, Rotary Public Image chairman P.L.K. Murthy, district governor nominee G. Viswanadh and past presidents G.S. Raju, K.S.M.K Murthy, K.S. Narayana, Muralidharan Pilllai, Phillip and others were present.


Visually challenged learn to operate computers

This will enable us to lead a better life, they say

Computers are the eyes to the visually challenged persons and they must learn the skills of operating a computer for betterment of their life, said Naveen Kumar of Enable India.

He was addressing the valedictory of the three-week long computer workshop organised for students with visual impairment, on Saturday at Andhra Loyola College (ALC). Three of the visually challenged students K. Srinivas, Sai Vinayak and Prasanna Kumar demonstrated the method of using the computers using NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) software.

Sai Pawan Kumar, Joji and Satya Narayana Reddy shared their opinion on this workshop. The participants thanked the college management and Higher Education for the Persons with Special Needs (HEPSn) for their support and taking the lead in organising such events. The skills the students learnt through this workshop would enable them to lead a better life, they said.

Principal of ALC Fr. G.A.P. Kishore, appreciated the role played by HEPSn volunteers and declared that the ALC would support these activities rigorously.

Correspondent Fr. S. Raju said that the goal of education was not only to make the students academically bright but also to make them sensitive to people and enable them grow as value-based leaders. The project HEPSn contributed to this mission, he felt.

The HEPSn coordinator Sahaya Baskaran said cricket matches would be organised for the visually challenged students on Sundays as such activities would boost the morale of the students.

One of the students, Suvarchala, proposed the vote of thanks and participation certificates were given to students as well as volunteers who supported this project. The whole programme was anchored and conducted by the visually challenged students of ALC.

Vice-Principals Fr. Melchior and G. Sambasiva Rao, and Dean of Students Activities Syam Sunder participated.

Tennis tourney

Tennis tourney

The Krishna District Lawn Tennis Association and District Sports Authority (Krishna) is jointly conducting the AITA Men’s Tennis National Ranking Tournament at the IGMC Stadium. The main draw for singles will be held from March 23 and the doubles fixtures will be from March 24. Players from all over India will be taking part in the tourney, according to organising secretary C.B.S. Varaprasad on Saturday.


Today in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam Today

Surya Academy of Arts: Painting exhibition, Visakha Museum, noon to 8 p.m.

Visakha Rasagna Vedika: Talk by Prof. K. Malayavasini, Dr. Damerla Venkata Surya Rao and Rambhatla Nrusimha Sarma, Visakhapatnam Public Library, 6 p.m.

Srijan: Release of ‘Surya Kiranalu’ written by Dr. Kutikuppala Surya Rao, MP Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu chief guest, Hindi Department, AU campus, 6 p.m.

Veda Gayatri Foundation & Sri Viswanadha Sahitya Peetham: Mahila Yugala Ashtavadhanam by Bulusu Aparna and Pullabhatla Nagasanthi Swaroopa, Lalitha Kalyana Mandapam,  10 a.m.

Sobhan Babu Smaraka Peetham: Presentation of Sobhan Babu Smaraka Puraskaram-2015 to stage and film actor S. Kasi Viswanadh, VJF Press Club, Dabagardens, 10 a.m.

Lepakshi: Exhibition, New Rythu Bazaar grounds, MVP Colony, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 19th annual convention and 2nd international conference of Society of Pharmacognosy-2015, Platinum Jubilee Guesthouse, 9 a.m.

Vizag Youth Carnival: 2k run, CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu to flag off, Kalimata temple, R.K. Beach 6.30 a.m.

Public Relations Society of India: National seminar on PR, Hotel Daspalla, 10.30 a.m.

Rural Water Supply & Sanitation & Bharathi Theertha: World Water Day, Dr. Y.V.S. Murthy auditorium, 9 a.m.

Avanthi Institute of Engineering & Technology & ARTA: Management meet Aykya-2015, AIET campus, 9 a.m.

K.K. ENT Clinic & Cochlear Implant Centre: Distribution of cochlear implant systems, Hotel Dolphin, 11 a.m.

JP Cricket Academy: Launching of Master Drives – video film in Telugu on cricket basics, Central Park, VUDA Colony, Madhavadhara, 6 p.m.