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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Glide over the sea in hovercrafts

The azure waters of Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam are set to become home to Indias first commercial hovercraft operations. Hoverdock LLP will launch its hovercraft operation within the next two months, making it the first of its kind tourism attraction to operate in the waters of the country. A fleet of four hovercrafts from Russian manufacturer Christy has already started trial runs in the sea and the training of the pilots is underway. Also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, a hovercraft is capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice and other surfaces. This amphibious operational quality of hovercrafts makes them highly suitable for trips to hard-to-reach areas like the snow-covered tundra areas. While hovercrafts are widely used in countries like Australia, New Zealand, USA and Finland in a recreational cluster for tourists and sightseeing purposes, these will soon be testing the Indian waters as recreational vehicles in Vizag. "It has been eight days since we started the trial runs here in the Bay of Bengal. The coast makes for a great tourism location to operate hovercrafts. The first three days were fantastic when the wind speed was favourable. In the past two days, the sea has turned a bit rough and it is too windy out here. The ideal wind speed should be six metres per second," says Gennadii, the Russian instructor who is here to train a team of pilots. The pilots are class-2 tug masters with over 20 years of experience and will be operating these hybrid vessels in the waters here. A thrilling ride Three five-seater hovercrafts and one seven-seater will be operating in the coast and take people on a 10-minute thrill ride in to the sea. The cost of a ride would cost around Rs. 250 to Rs. 400 per person. The private tourism project is being backed by the State Government and has been allotted 3,775 sq. yards of land on a 30-year-long lease period in the beach front beside Gokul Park. “The entire project is being developed at the cost of Rs. 9 crore and will include a food court and a children’s play area. We first want to be ready with basic amenities like water and power connectivity and a garage for the hovercrafts before the start of the operations," says Chaitanya Varma, the Managing Director of Hoverdock LLP. Permissions from Indian Navy and Visakhapatnam Port Trust have already been obtained along with clearance from the District Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). The company is now awaiting a green signal from the State Coastal Zone Management,expected to be given shortly. "A team from CZMA had earlier visited the site and given their approval. Since the area comes under CRZ-II, we will have only temporary structures for the beachside entertainment project," says Chaitanya. Safest water vehicles According to technical coordinator of Hoverdock LLP Raju Adnani, the best time for hovercraft operations is from August to February. "Hovercrafts are unique in that these vehicles do not require jetties and people can get in and disembark without wetting their feet in water. These are the safest water vehicle with no case of overturning ever reported due to its excellent buoyancy factor," says Raju. Hovercraft use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that is slightly above atmospheric pressure. The pressure difference between the higher pressure air below the hull and lower pressure ambient air above it produces lift, which causes the hull to float above the running surface. "There are two engines in a hovercraft - a thrust engine at the back and a lift engine. The vehicle is so safe that even if both the engines fail, the hovercraft still floats," explains Raju. Hovercrafts have a maximum speed of 50 kmph and offer an experience that is something new and exciting that has never been done before in the country. "Our estimates suggest that we would be able to operate 200-220 days in a year and give one of the most unique rides along the shores of the coast," says Varma.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ahimsa Yatra at Maddilpalem- Mahashraman in city

10-day programme to begin with Akshaya Tritiys fete Marking the maiden visit of Acharya Mahashraman, the 11th spiritual leader of the Jain Svetambara Terapanth sect, to the port city, A rally was organised by the Acharya Mahashraman Akshaya Tritiya Samiti on Monday. Members of the Jaint Terapanth Yuva Parishath participated in the rally along with several followers of Acharya Mahashraman. Later score of people made their way to the Alwardas Grounds at MVP Colony to seek blessing of the spirintual leader and interact with him. Discourse was delivered at the venue where a number of volunteers, samiti members and the Jaint community attended the programme. The celebration of Aksharya Tritiya on Wednesday, 57th Janmotsav of Acharya Mahashraman on April 24 and Patotsav on April 25 form a part of the 10-day long programmes at the grounds.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Heritage walk

"Bavikonda Heritage Walk" by Jayshree Hatangadi

Monday, April 16, 2018

Special Status Bandh

Special Status Bandh: Leaders from opposition parties rally at Maddilapalem

Monday, April 16, 2018

Candle light rally

Candle light rally at the Vuda Central Park, Opp GVMC

Monday, April 16, 2018

Diabetes Checkup Camp

Diabetes Check Camp organised by JCI Vizag Achievers and Anuyash Arogya Prathisthan near YMCA on the beach road as part of Diabetes Free India Campaign

Saturday, April 14, 2018

AIDWA PROTEST AGAINST THE GHASTLY RAPE AND MURDER OF ASIFA on 13th April at Jagadamba Junction

All India Democratic Womens Association (AIDWA) PROTEST AGAINST THE GHASTLY RAPE AND MURDER OF ASIFA on 13th April at Jagadamba Junction.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Dr B R Ambedkar127 Birth Anniversary

Ambedkar Jayanti / Birth Anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated every year by the people with great enthusiasm more than like a festival on 14th of April in order to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and his contributions for the people of India. It would be 127th birthday anniversary celebration in the year 2018 to commemorate his memories. It was a big moment for the people of India when he was born in the year 1891. The day has been declared as a public holiday all over the India. Like ever before a respectful homage is paid by the President and Prime Minister (including other political parties leaders) of India every year to his statue at the Parliament, New Delhi. Indian people worship him like a God by keeping his statue in their home. At this day people make a parade by keeping his statue in front, they also enjoy dancing using dhol. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated by the people of India very happily to remember his immense contributions for the poor people of India. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is the father of Indian Constitution who had drafted the Constitution of India. He was the great human rights activists who born on 14th of April in 1891. He had established the “Bahishkrit Hitkarini Sabha” in the year 1923 in India aiming to spread the necessity of education as well as enhancing the economic status of the low group people of India. He run a social movement for people using slogan “Educate-Agitate-Organize” aiming to eradicate the casteism in India as well as rebuilding the Indian Society by following the rule of equality of human beings. A march was also led by him in the year 1927 at Mahad, Maharashtra for establishing the equal rights for untouchable people who were not allowed to even touch or taste the water of “Public Chawdar Lake”. He has been marked in the Indian history for starting the social movements like anti-caste, anti-priest movement and temple entry movement. He led the temple entry movement in the year 1930 at Kalaram Temple, Nashik, Maharashtra for real human rights and political justice. He said that political power is not the only way to solve all the problems of depressed class people, they should get equal rights in the society in every field. He was deeply involved in making legal changes in order to protect the low class people rights during his Membership of Viceroy’s Executive Council in 1942. He paid his major contribution by protecting the Fundamental Rights (for the social freedom, equality and eradication of untouchability for low group people) and Directive Principles (enhancing the living status by securing the fair distribution of wealth) of State Policy in the Indian Constitution. He continued his social revolution till the end of his life through the Buddhism. He has been honored with the Bharat Ratna in the month of April in 1990 for his big contributions towards the Indian society.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pink Saturday - Pinkathon

Arena Events brings back to Vizag the Pinkathon, Indias Breast Cancer Awareness Run. After a number of places under the India Goes Pink movement, it is the turn of Visakhapatnam now. The theme of the run which seeks to raise awareness about breast cancer is “Every Woman is Welcome”. All are invited to participate and as Milind Soman says, 10 to15 minutes of time is what one needs to set aside every day. The event is being organised jointly by Arena Events and United Sisters Foundation (USF). Those interested can enroll themselves in the run which will be held in three categories – 3-km, 5-km, and 10-km on the beach road.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

EXHIBITION opend at AU Engineering college

Exhibition opend at AU Engineering college ,Inaugurated by Ganta srinivasa rao and MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna etc...

Friday, April 13, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Vizag Going Pink

First edition of Vizag Going Pink, a women only run, was organised in 2015 when Sirisha RS & Jyothirmayi Mukthineni, brought the concept of Pinkathon to Vizag. The event has been supported by Rana Uppalapati of Tanishq, Vijaya Medical Centre & Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital. The idea of this concept is to promote more women to take up fitness and live healthy and fit and belief in "Fit women for fit families". To promote this concept, every Saturday Pinkathon Ambassadors gather in Vizag Beach Road by 5:30 am and walk/run for atleast 5km followed by stretching. Jyothirmayi has been coordinating the Saturday training sessions for the past 2 years. They recently celebrated the 2nd anniversary. It had been 3 editions of "Vizag Going Pink" so far. In 2018 Vizag Going Pink will have 4th edition on 28th October. With lot of people joining in as Ambassadors they have been making progress in bringing awareness about health and fitness among women.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Papa Home Management felicitated VJF President Srinu Babu

Papa Home Management felicitated Vizag Journalists Forum president Gantala Srinu Babu. Srinu Babu Sponsored slates, pads, pens to Papa Home children and also donated amount of 9,000/- for food.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Shahar Green Karo - Its Our Turn to Lead

April 22, 2018 will mark the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day. Growing out of the first Earth Day 48 years ago, Earth Day Network, a global NGO that works on environmental issues, today engages with over 50,000 organisations in some 195 countries. Over a billion people worldwide will come together to commemorate Earth Day and we look forward to your playing an active role for a greener, cleaner and less polluted Earth. As in previous years, this year as well, Earth Day Network is running a campaign titled Shahar Green Karo to mark the occasion. As the global theme for EarthDay2018 is EndPlasticPollution, Earth Day Network would like to reach out to citizens in 48 cities to do their bit to make their city environment-friendly. Join Earth Day Network on Earth Day 2018 - April 22 - to help end plastic pollution. Plastic is threatening our planets survival, from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our streams and landfills. Together, we can make a difference.Compete to show us how you are reducing plastic pollution, a product that is often non-biodegradable and could continue to pollute Earth for hundreds of years. Send in your entry with pictures of your green campaign to EndPlasticPollution. We will showcase your efforts on social media. As an Out Reach partner of Earth Day Network India, Digital School took up the responsibility of creating mass sensitization about Say No To Plastic Bags and Low Carbon Life Styles Campaigns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. Say No To Plastic Bags and Low Carbon Life Styles are the Earth Day Network Indias campaigns. Say No To Plastic Bags campaign aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used in India and to suggest alternatives to these such as paper and cloth bags. Low Carbon Life Styles" campaign aims to make people aware of the need to lead Low Carbon Life Styles by the judicious use of energy, and by opting for renewable energies. Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam are the three cities selected to be part of the competition. The residents of one of these three cities are invited to send an entry and win prizes. For more information or send entries, please visit the website - www.digitalschool.xyz Results will be declared in May 2018.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ken Foundation Society distributed free water Bowls to Quench the thirst of animals and birds in summer

An initiative by Ken Foundation Society is to Quench the thirst of animals and birds.An initiative of placing water bowls all over city, to help thirsty being, who have no water to drink, unless we make it available to them.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018

RTI Session

Yesterdays RTI Session at Bookaholic, Visakhapatnam. Organised By Alleviators (An NGO of Students). Around 20 participated and all are students

Monday, April 2, 2018

4th day vizag Yachting Festival

People watch a fly-boarding display by italian rider simone carredu as part of the four day vizag yatching festival.