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Monday, September 24, 2018

Heritage site Thotlakonda being exploited for commercial purpose

In the recent past much construction is going on the Thotlakonda Hill Top, soon it will begin at Bavikonda and Bojjannakonda Heritage sites too. As we are already aware the State Archaeology Dept. has already constructed an interpretation center in 2016 spending 1.5 cr at each of the sites, Thotlakonda & Bavikonda. The interpretation centers have not been made functional, there is only a shell without interiors or facilities provided as on date. Currently the Thotlakonda Interpretation center is being used by the construction laborers as their place of stay & cooking in the rooms. Now the Central Tourism Ministry, under the Buddhist Circuit plan is constructing another Interpretation center, Food courts, amenities and facilities in the same area on the hill top. The irony is that despite so many crores spent there is still not a single toilet for the visitors to use. Attached photo of construction plan. In the heritage monument area they are fixing 8 dynamic lights and CCTV cameras. The lights will automatically come on after sunset. Construction is underway & the hill top soon look very urbanized.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dr Tenneti Viswanadham Jayanti celebrated in RINL

RINL-VSP paid rich tributes to Dr Tenneti Viswanadham on the occasion of his 123rd birth anniversary in Ukkunagaram today. Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), RINL was the chief guest. Sri Mohapatra garlanded the statue of Dr Tenneti and paid rich floral tributes him. Addressing the gathering, Sri Mohapatra recalled the sacrifices and services of Dr Tenneti in getting Vizag Steel with his famous slogan "Visakha Ukku – Andhrula Hakku" SEA members, Union leaders and a large number of employees participated and paid floral tributes to Dr Tenneti.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Good News For Heritage Lovers Of Vizag :

Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited is planning to take up retrofitting of heritage buildings town hall building and old municipal office building under heritage conservation in visakhapatnam as part of Smart City Mission.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

RINL-VSP employees bag Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) Awards

RINL-VSP today came out with flying colours by bagging two VRP awards for innovative suggestions implemented in the plant. Sri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Honble Minister of State, Labour & Employment (Independent Charge), Govt. of India presented these awards on 17th September, 2018 at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. Sri P Raychaudhury, CMD, RINL congratulated the employees for this achievement and said that with a persistent march towards excellence, VSP has once again bagged VRP Awards. He also said that VSP employees have always been known for innovation in improving the working methods and in bringing laurels to the organization. The VRP awards include two Class-C (ES&F and SMS-1) VRP awards (Performance year 2016) for innovative suggestions. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000/- each. Nine employees had been involved in the implementation of two innovative suggestions. The winning employees are S/Sri Veera Lingam T, Sitaramaiah M U, Ramana V, Sriramulu B, Daya Sagar N, Pattabhi Ramanna R, Maharana J, Viswa Prasad T and Subba Rao P Sri A S V Gopala Rao, AGM(Elec.) from SMS, Sri. D Srinivas, Manager, ES&F dept who have played a key role in implementation of these suggestions also attended the function. Sri Abhijit Chakrabarti, HoD, SMS & V K Verma, Manager (MS) have attend the function as company representatives. Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) is a National Award Scheme instituted by Ministry of Labor and Employment, Govt. of India for the workmen in industries. It recognizes and rewards the workers and supervisors every year, for their innovative suggestions resulting in higher efficiency, productivity, quality, safety & working conditions, house-keeping and import substitution at enterprise level. The applications are evaluated by a thirty member committee at national level based on criteria like Originality, Applicability / Utility of the suggestion, Level / Skill band of employees involved, Safety & Working Conditions and Benefits accrued out of implementation etc.

Monday, September 17, 2018

ENC Undertakes Beach Cleanup Drive as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day

The 33rd International Coastal Cleanup Day was observed by the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) for the seventh consecutive year on 15 Sep 18. On the occasion, a record number of over 3500 naval personnel, Defence Civilians, their families, KV School children and SCC cadets undertook massive Coastal Cleanup Drive at major waterfronts of Visakhapatnam. The cleanup drive was formally inaugurated by Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in Chief, Eastern Naval Command at R K Beach at 07:15 h in the august presence of Shri P Basant Kumar, Metropolitan Commissioner, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) and Shri M Harinarayanan Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). All the participants were divided in 14 groups and cleaned various locations at Ramakrishna beach, Tenneti Park, Yerada beach, Rushikonda beach and Kalinga beach in addition to other areas under jurisdiction of Indian Navy. A special skit was also played to demonstrate the ill effects of sea pollution and the need to preserve the environment. With a theme Fighting for Trash Free Seas, the Drive was intended to inculcate amongst the general populace, the spirit of respecting the beaches and safeguarding our environment. The event was also aimed to create awareness among general public to keep beaches clean and to support the noble efforts of GVMC in making The City of Destiny – Vizag a clean city. The Indian Navy has a close association with the City of Vizag particularly the RK Beach which was the venue of the IFR held in 2016 and where the Naval Operational Demonstration is held every year as part of the Navy Day Celebrations in December.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Fire Accident at Sri Kanya Theatre, Gajuwaka

The Building which consists of three screens and a shopping complex in the same building . There is no casualties were recorded as the fire accident took place in the early hours. The Srikanya theater which consists of 250 seating capacity which was designed with full of foam work was completely burnt including the screen in the fire accident. Still the loss was yet to be estimated. The locals were worried and tensed situation was loomed around as a cell tower was located on the theater building. The Gantyada fire officials rushed to the spot along with fire engines and put the fire-off after a long struggle.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Vice president of India presents "Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar" to RINL

Sri M Venkaiah Naidu, Honble Vice President of India presented the prestigious “Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar (Gruha Patrika)" 1st Prize for the year 2017-18 to RINL-VSP on the occasion of Hindi Divas on 14th September, 2018 at a glittering function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today. Sri P Raychaudhury, CMD-RINL received the award from Sri M Venkaiah Naidu, Honble Vice-President of India. Sri Raychaudhury observed that the award at national level reflects the Companys commitment towards effective implementation of the official language. He commended the RINL collective for the achievement and also for bringing laurels to the organization. Sri Rajnath Singh, Honble Minister for Home Affairs, Sri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sri Sailesh, Secretary, Department of Official language, Ministry of Home Affairs were present on the occasion.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Vice president of India presents "Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar" to RINL

Sri M Venkaiah Naidu, Honble Vice President of India presented the prestigious “Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar (Gruha Patrika)" 1st Prize for the year 2017-18 to RINL-VSP on the occasion of Hindi Divas on 14th September, 2018 at a glittering function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today. Sri P Raychaudhury, CMD-RINL received the award from Sri M Venkaiah Naidu, Honble Vice-President of India. Sri Raychaudhury observed that the award at national level reflects the Companys commitment towards effective implementation of the official language. He commended the RINL collective for the achievement and also for bringing laurels to the organization. Sri Rajnath Singh, Honble Minister for Home Affairs, Sri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sri Sailesh, Secretary, Department of Official language, Ministry of Home Affairs were present on the occasion.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A treat for numismatic enthusiasts

Exhibition by Kandula Venkatesh has rare coins on display It was not less than a treat for the numismatic collectors and enthusiasts in the city as they descended on the Andhra University campus to the coin exhibition by numismatist Kandula Venkatesh on Thursday. Inaugurating the exhibition, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao said that coins had been the mirror of civilisations and a vital part of every civilisation. A slice of history "The human civilisation has seen it all. First barter system, then exchange of goods for various types of coins and finally currency notes. This tells a lot about the evolution of human civilisations in different eras," Mr. Nageswara Rao said and encouraged the history students to do research on coins. Numismatist Kandula Venkatesh, who exhibited a vast collection of coins and currencies of various countries, said that India was among the countries that used coins in ancient days. Along with the coins issued by the British, the folders of the numismatist also contained coins issued by Portuguese and French. College of Arts and Commerce, AU, principal K. Ramamohana Rao said maintaining the collection of rare coins needed certain level of dexterity. INTACH, Visakhapatnam Chapter convenor Mayank Kumari Deo was present.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BNS Somudra joy arrive visakapatnam

Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Joy arrived Visakhapatnam on a four day visit to the Eastern Naval Command today, 04 September 18. The Bangladesh Navy ship was accorded a warm welcome by officials from ENC and the Eastern Fleet with Naval Band in attendance on arrival. Capt M Moniruzzaman, Commanding Officer BNS Somudra Joy called-on Vice Adm Karambir Singh PVSM, AVSM FOCINC ENC. During the ship’s stay in Vizag, a variety of activities including professional interactions, cross deck visits, sports fixtures and social interactions between India and Bangladesh personnel have been scheduled. Commissioned on 23 December 2013, BNS Somudra Joy, a Hamilton Class frigate, is one of the largest ships of the Bangladesh Navy. The ship earlier visited Visakhapatnam in Feb 2016 and participated in the International Fleet Review hosted by Indian Navy.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hindi Fortnight inaugurated at ENC

Hindi Fortnight was inaugurated at Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command by Rear Adm Deepak Kapoor, Chief Staff Officer (Personal & Administration) Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 03 Sept 18. The inauguration function conducted at Swarna Jyoti was attended by service and civilian personnel from various establishments of ENC. The fortnight will witness various Hindi competitions, workshops and the 24th edition of Hindi magazine ‘Poorvi Vani’ will also be released with a view to inculcate interest towards the usage of Hindi amongst the personnel. Inaugurating the Hindi Fortnight, Rear Adm Kapoor appreciated the dedicated efforts taken by the staff towards implementation of Official Language Hindi. He also exhorted all personnel to carry out official work in Hindi to the maximum extent possible in order to accelerate the implementation of Hindi in the Command.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Janmashtami Celebrated at East Coast Railway Womens welfare Organization

Anurag Motessori school run by East Coast Railway Womens welfare Organization, Visakhapatnam celebrated Lord Krishna Janmashtami with great zeal and rejoice. Smt Usha Rao, Vice President of ECoRWWO was the chief guest. Smt Madhuri Kashipathi, Secretary and Core members of ECoRWWO, School staff participated in the celebrations. Chief Guest said the festivals true spirit lies in celebrating them with true and reverberating emotion. A spell binding enactment depicting the life of Lord Krishna was presented by the students with song and dance sequence.