9-day book fest at Kakinada

For the first time in the city, a book festival on a grand scale is to be held for nine days from March 8. Vijayawada Book Festival Society (VBFS), which is known for conducting a 10-day book festival every year uninterruptedly for the last 25 years, is making arrangements for conducting the festival opposite the JNTUK. Over 100 stalls consisting of about one lakh titles of Telugu, English, Hindi and Sanskrit will be arranged at the festival.

Secretary of the VBFS Ravikindi Ramaswamy, at a press conference , said besides conducting the annual book festival in Vijayawada, the society conducted festivals Machilipatnam, Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry.



Visakhapatnam Today.

Sri Trimurtika Venkateswara Swamy temple: Dhanurmaasa Utsavam, Rituals from 4.15 a.m., Annamayya Chaitanya Gaanamrutam by Sri Chaitanya brothers (6.30 p.m.), temple premises, HB Colony double road.

Nataraj Music and Dance Academy: Bharath Nrithyotsav fourth international Indian classical dance festival, Kalabhrathi auditorium, 6.30 p.m.

Gayatri Vidya Parishad Junior College: 150th birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda, college premises, Dwaraka Nagar fourth lane, 3.30 p.m.

Fire and Security Association of India and ISHRAE: Green and Safe Summit, Hotel Novatel, 9.30 a.m.

Institution of Engineers (India): Workshop on water conservation, Visvesvaraya Bhavan, Station Road, 9.30 a.m.

Department of Chemical Engineering of AU College of Engineering: Rector E.A. Narayana inaugurates National workshop on recent advances in process control, department premises, 4 p.m.

GITAM School of Foreign Trade: National seminar on India’s foreign trade, KRC auditorium, GITAM campus, 10 a.m.

National Jute Board: Jute Fair, Ambedkar Bhavan, 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Active 24×7 Charitable Trust: Presentation of Vizag Best Talent awards, Hotel Meghalaya, 9 a.m.

CMR Shopping Mall: Birth anniversary celebrations of Louis Braille, MD of CMR group M.V. Ramana participates, CMR Central Mall, 4p.m.


Vijayawada Today

Vijayawada Book Festival Society: Walk for Books, Press Club, Gandhi Nagar, 4 p.m. Book Exhibition, PWD Ground, 2 p.m.

Serve the Needy: Seminar on Right to Information Act, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information Co-Convener D. Rakesh Reddy chief guest, Sun City Hotel, Near New Government Hospital, 9.30 a.m.


Hyderabad Today

Sri Desika Sabha: 46th Thiruppavai festival – discourses in Tamil by Master E.S. Satajit, Keyes High School, Secunderabad, 6.30 p.m.

Sri Ahobila Math: Dhanurmasa Thiruaradana Thiruppavai discourses, DD Colony, Bagh Amberpet, 6.30 p.m.


HMDA and FAPCCI: Round table discussion on ‘Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan-HMDA’, JSK Hall, FAPCCI, Red Hills, 4 p.m.

BSNL and Sri Balaji Maxmail: Launch of ‘e Shiksha’ for BSNL customers, Hotel Katriya, Raj Bhavan Road, 4 p.m.

Anniversary Celebrations: 205th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. Louis Braille, Government Home for the Blind, B. K. Function Hall, Moosarambagh, 10.30 a.m.

Braille Anniversary: 205th birth anniversary celebrations, Salar Jung Colony, Andhula Sadanam, Naanal Nagar, Mehdipatnam, 4.30 p.m.

Manavata: International charity together conference, DST auditorium, University of Hyderabad, C. R. Rao Road, Gachibowli, 10 a.m. onwards.

RK Business School: Workshop on ‘Case Method of Teaching’ for MBA faculty and students, FAPCCI building, Red Hills, 4 p.m.

Meridian School: Annual Day 2-13-14 ‘Hakuna Matata’, Meridian School, near Malaysian township, Kukatpally, 5.30 p.m.

Institute of Management Technology: ‘The EnVoyage-2014’, IMT Hyderabad, Shamshabad, 10 a.m.

Aakriti: Book release function of ‘Ayurveda Panchakarma’ written by Dr. P. Yadaiah, SMS Media Centre, opposite NTR Stadium, Indira Park Road, 11 a.m.

Forum for IT Professionals: Seminar on ‘Gujarat Model of Development’, Somanadri Bhupal Memorial Hall, besides Centre for Good Governance, Gachibowli crossroads, 10 a.m.

Department of Business Management: Valedictory function of national seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Financial Management and Financial Services’, St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College, Basheerbagh-King Koti Road, 4 p.m.


Hydourite: Musical performance ‘New Life’ by Sivamani and team, PBEL City Grounds, near Shadan College, APPA junction, 8 p.m.

Rangasutra: Hindi play ‘Diploma in Corruption’, Lamakaan, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, 7.30 p.m.

Abhinandana: Bharatnatyam recital by Uppuluri Sruthi, Sri Tyagaraya Gana Sabha, Chikkadpally, 6 p.m.

Dastakar Andhra Marketing Association: Sankranti exhibition-cum-sale of weavers’ products, DAMA, Parklane, besides Siddhashety Complex, Secunderabad, 10.30 a.m.

Shrishti Art Gallery: Exhibition of contemporary art ‘Kahani-A Perfect Tale’, Road no-15, Jubilee Hills, 11 a.m.

Poorvi Arts and Crafts: Silk of India exhibition, TTD Kalayana Mandapam, Himayathnagar, 10 a.m.