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.

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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.

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Surajya: Yuvata Sankharavam rally from Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala to Benz Circle, 10 a.m.

Roots Health Foundation and VMC: Awareness meeting on cancer, Tummalapalli Kshetrayya Kalakshsetram, 10.30 a.m.

Samaja Seva Samithi: Discussion on Municipal elections-role of Samaja Seva Samithi role, Press Club, Gandhi Nagar, 11 a.m.

BJP: Inauguration of BJP office, near Bayana Appa Rao Kalyana Mandapam, Chitti Nagar, 11.30 a.m.

PVP: Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme, college premises, 2 p.m.

Andhra Loyola College: Diamond Jubilee celebrations, college football ground, 5.30 p.m.

 

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United Forum of Quranic Studies: Quran recitation and memorisation competitions, Tummalapalli Kala Kshetram, 3 p.m.

Andhra Loyola College: Gogineni Hostel Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Director General of Police B. Prasada Rao chief guest, 5 p.m.

World Shotokan KarateDo Federation: AP State Invitational Karate Tournament – 2014 closing ceremony and prize distribution, Dandamudi Rajagopala Rao Indoor Stadium, 6 p.m.

i20fever: American Universities Admission Mela, D.V. Manor, M.G. Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Endowments Department: Srivari Brahmotsavam, Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple, Brahmana Veedhi, One-Town, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gunadala Marymatha Temple: Gunadalamatha Mahotsavam-2014, 10 a.m.

 

Call to conserve medicinal plants


AYUSH Commissioner Srivasuki says medicinal plants play a major role in preparation of drugs

Students of Botany Department of Andhra Loyola College make a map of India using different cereals during the two-day national seminar on the college premises in Vijayawada on Monday.—Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

Students of Botany Department of Andhra Loyola College make a map of India using different cereals during the two-day national seminar on the college premises in Vijayawada on Monday.—Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

India has about eight per cent of the total world’s medicinal plants and herbal plants are in demand for their medicinal properties, said AYUSH Commissioner and AP Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Board CEO K.P. Srivasuki.

He was delivering the inaugural address at the two-day seminar on ‘Modern approaches to the conservation of medical plants’ at the Andhra Loyola College here on Monday. The seminar was organised by the Botany Department.

He pointed out that medicinal plants played a major role in the preparation of modern day drugs.

Mr. Srivasuki stressed on the need for conserving these plants by setting up more herbal and botanical gardens and through ex-situ conservation.

Green technology

The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, Hyderabad, Chief Scientist K. P. Sastry said that people should focus on consuming organic food and try to grow small quantities of medicinal herbs in their houses.

Mr.Sastry advocated green technology and wanted that to be encouraged and research on medicinal plants promoted, as there was a lot of potential. Experts also discussed on various other topics such as taxonomical significance of medical plants, traditional herbal and ethno medicine, effect of genetic pollution on biodiversity and horticulture techniques.

The students from the Botany Department showcased various types of medicinal plants and fruits such as Tulasi and Aloe Vera and explained about their qualities and usefulness.

The two-day seminar is being attended by a number of resource persons from various institutes such as the CSIT, Dravidian University and Dr. YSR Horticultural University.

 

AYUSH Commissioner Srivasuki says medicinal plants play a major role in the preparation of modern day drugs

 

 

 
 

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Vikasa Tarangini and Mahila Arogya Vikas: Awareness meeting on cancer treatment, Powermech Foundation, Beside D.V Manor, Bandar Road, 10 a.m.

Department of Botany, Andhra Loyola College: Valedictory of National Conference on ‘Modern approaches to conservation of medicinal plants’, College premises, 3.30 p.m.

Jana Vignana Vedika: Mock test for candidates appearing in VRO/VRA, VIMS Mother Teresa College of Nursing, Rokallapalem, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Smart Attendance: Product launch, Gateway Hotel, 5 p.m.

Andhra Loyola College: Inaugural of two-day national conference on “Modern Approaches to the Conservation of Medicinal Plants”, college campus, 9.30 a.m.

Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.: Crafts Mela, Moghul Exhibition Hall, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala: 31st College Day celebrations, college campus, 5.30 p.m.

State Bank of India: Shifting of SPB Patamata branch to new premises, upstairs of SBI, Patamata branch near Autonagar bus terminal, 10 a.m.

 

 

on top


Contrary to its nature of being a noisy and garrulous bird which gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground and at times, preys on insects from the air, this Blue Jay bird seems to be taking in the serene surroundings perched atop a branch on the campus of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada.— PHOTO: V. RAJU

Contrary to its nature of being a noisy and garrulous bird which gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground and at times, preys on insects from the air, this Blue Jay bird seems to be taking in the serene surroundings perched atop a branch on the campus of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada.— PHOTO: V. RAJU