It was a unique street exhibition of works of City Makers of Vijayawada (street vendors, domestic workers, rag pickers and rickshaw pullers), organised by the Guide Foundation for Development, in association with Indo-Global Social Service Society. The basic idea of this four-day workshop was to give these under-privileged sections a platform to showcase their innate talent. Since most of the participants were unlettered, cartoonist Sharad Sharma, who is also founder of World Comics India, an organisation that promotes comics as a development communication tool, taught them the basics of visual communication.
Annapurneswary Tutorial College organised a reunion for the batch of 1988-89 as part of its silver jubilee celebrations at Hotel Palm Beach. More than 40 members of the batch attended the reunion from different parts of the country and abroad along with their families. The two-day celebrations began on a nostalgic note with the alumni reminiscing moments of college days. On the second day, students felicitated the teachers – T.E. Prasad, K.N.R Patnaik, Satyendranath, M. Manga and Ms. Annapurna. As a token of remembrance, silver jubilee mementos were given to the students and teachers.
A fusion music show by percussionist Sivamani, singer Runa Rizvi and keyboard player Stephen Devassy will be held on January 4 (Saturday) from 8 p.m. at PBEL city near APPA Junction by Hydourite. Call 66335533 for passes.
B. Mahipal Reddy, Chief Scientist & Head of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, has been honoured with Best Scientist Award of Science-Tech Foundation (STF), Bangalore for the year 2013. Dr. Reddy was selected for the award for his research in the development of novel catalysts for air pollution control, conversion of greenhouse gases into useful chemicals, synthesis of fine chemicals and solar fuels, among others.
GITAM University will organise an independent TED event, TEDx GITAM University here on January 4. The motto of the event is “Ideas that matter.” Thirteen individualistic speakers will address the day-long session. They include ad film-maker Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, health and fitness expert Sapna Vyas Patel, violinist and composer Karthick Iyer, founder of Kranti Organisation Robin Chaurasiya, auto driver Sandeep Bachhe, one of the top 35 innovators of MIT S.T.M. Veerabahu, Deepak Deen Dayal, director Anand Gandhi, police officer who caught Kasab Sanjay Govilkar, self-defence expert Ashwin Mohan, activist Binalakshmi Nepram, visionary doctor Gurava Reddy and inspirational orator Rammohan Adibhatla.
Selection for participation will be made on the basis of paper along with application atwww. tedxgitamuniversity. comand entry fee has to be paid after being informed of selection. For details, call Siddharth Ram (9493214621).
The Ken Foundation Society will organise a drive to clean up the famed red sand dunes near Bheemunipatnam on January 5. Students and concerned citizens may participate.
According to the organisers, the time of the year has been chosen as the area experiences accumulation of debris following picnic season. The volunteers will be provided caps, garbage bags, safety gloves, and drinking water, according to P. Santosh of the foundation.
Called ‘Operation Red Hills’, the drive will be taken up from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Volunteers may register at CMR Central, Visakha Happy Function Hall, near Rama Talkies, Pearly Smile Dental Clinic, Balayya Sastry Layout. For details, call 8519816486 or 7416857611.
The Lakshminarayana Brahmin Welfare Association is organising a Vivaha Parichaya Vedika at the Sri Sitarama Kalyana Mandapam, Salagrampuram here from 9 a.m. on Sunday. Prospective brides and bridegrooms from different parts of the State are participating. Organiser Madhira Rajasekhar can be contacted on 99899 91112 or 88855 77966 for details.