Applications for Haj pilgrimage


The Andhra Pradesh State Haj Committee will start issuing Haj application forms from Saturday. Mohammed Ahmadullah, Minister for Minorities Welfare will release the form at Haj House, Nampally at 11.30 a.m. The filled in forms will be accepted till March 15, at the Haj House.

The applications forms can also be downloaded from the Haj Committee website ‘www.hajcommittee.com’, a press release said.

 

 
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Website for film contest launched


TDP leader Anita Sakuru launching the website for short film contest at a programme in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Registrar of Ambedkar University, Etcherla, Krishna Mohan, Sridhar Reddy of Millennium Software and MAA Sarma of Tollywood Channel are seen.- Photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM TDP leader Anita Sakuru launching the website for short film contest at a programme in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Registrar of Ambedkar University, Etcherla, Krishna Mohan, Sridhar Reddy of Millennium Software and MAA Sarma of Tollywood Channel are seen.- Photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

 

A website of 25 Frames Short Film Contest http://25frames.dqsva.com was launched by Telugu Desam leader Anita Sakuru at a meeting here on Thursday.

The contest is being organised jointly by Millennium Software Solutions (MSS) of Vizag and DQ School of Visual Arts, Hyderabad, to draw aspirants to the film industry and to expose their talent.

Sridhar Reddy of MSS said that 560 participants had registered so far for the contest. The contestants can upload their entries on the website. Around 800 entries were expected for the contest. The total prize money was Rs.1.50 lakh and the awards would be in five: best film, best director, best cinematographer, best cinematography (mobile phone) and best story/concept.

The jury panel consists of Directors VV Vinayak, Harish Shankar, Maruthi, Dasarath, Chandra Siddharatha, Veeru Potla, Damarukam Srinivas Reddy, Merlapaka Gandhi (Venkatadri Express fame), senior director A. Kodandarami Reddy and actor, writer and director Tanikella Bharani. These directors would screen the entries on January 20 in Hyderabad and finalise 10 of them. The 10 short films would be telecast by Tollywood Channel. Of the 10 film, five would be short listed and awards presented at the final event to be held in Visakhapatnam on January 25.

 

 

Free educational websites designed


A virtual school uploaded with subject-based lessons, 1,008 short stories and 100 corporate skills, is now made available to the children of all age groups.

International Council for Educational Research and Training (INCERT) and AIMS designed an educational website that imparts online classes. Director of INCERT and AIMS Jaya Venugopal said:

“The objective is to eliminate the concept of tuitions where children can sit at home and access lessons at their own convenience. ”

The three websites – http://www.drjayasvirtualschool.in, www. nanamma.co and www. corporateskills.org aim to reach out to the children. The portal also provides e-library.

 

JNTU, OU exams postponed


JNTU Hyderabad has postponed all the B.Tech and B. Pharmacy examinations scheduled on December 5, to December 13, a press release stated.

Osmania University Registrar K. Pratap Reddy said that all exams of OU scheduled on December 5 have also been postponed in view of the Telangana bandh.

Rescheduled dates will be put on the OU website http://www.osmania.ac.in.