It was a moment of passion and love for the young girl who lost both her parents at a tender age. 16-year-old K.Santoshi broke into tears at the love and affection showered on her by the ladies’ wing of Sri Satya Sai Seva organisation on Saturday.
Santoshi lost her parents due to tuberculosis when she was hardly six-years-old. She was since then living in a thatched shabby accommodation at Madinabagh Colony in the vicinity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and was being looked after by the colony mates.
When the ladies’ wing of Sri Satya Sai Seva Organisation came to know about the plight of the girl whose thatched house was about to collapse, they offered to construct a house for Santoshi.
The newly-constructed house was inaugurated amidst Vedic chanting by Chandana Chalam along with several other office-bearers of ladies wing of the organisation. V.R Nageswara Rao, district president, Sri Satya Sai Seva Organisation, was present on the occasion.
Santoshi was also presented with a new sewing machine to enable her to be self-employed. New clothes, kitchenware and essential commodities, were also presented by the members of the ladies’ wing.
P.R.S.N. Naidu, convener, Sri Satya Sai City Seva Samithi, D. Raghavarao, district service coordinator and others participated in the programme.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUK) has in principle agreed to conduct research activities in association with the city-based Godavari Kno-wledge Society (GKS) in the field of Marine Biotechnology. In a meeting held at the JNTUK here on Saturday, representatives of the GKS Sankar Prasad, J.R. Murthy and Srinivas Kakarla mooted the idea of designing ‘Solar Vacuum Dryer’ and it was proposed to install in the equipment in the incubator centre of the university.
Discussions were held on the possibility of taking up some projects involving departments like the Fisheries Department. Both the JNTUK and the GKS will enter into an MoU in the next month. JNTUK Registrar G.V.R. Prasada Raju, director of the Department of Science and Technology G. Ranga Janardhana and others were present.
The East Godavari unit of the Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV) conducted the district-level ‘Chekumuki Science Sambaralu’ at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) here on Saturday. Registrar of the JNTUK G.V.R. Prasada Raju, the chief guest of the function, called upon the children to focus on science education and evince interest in academic research.
Competitions were conducted in short-story writing, drawing and essay writing on subjects like environment and science. As many as 342 children from 32 schools participated in the competitions.
General secretary of the JVV’s State unit N. Sankarayya said that the objective of the event was to inculcate scientific knowledge among the children and make them know about illusions and superstitions. An interactive session with biologist from EGREE Foundation P. Satya Selvam remained major attraction for the children.
State unit secretary of the JVV B. Ananatha Rao was present.
A lot of research is currently going on across the globe exploring different aspects of chemistry and thus the job opportunity for students studying chemistry as main subject is immense, said the Krishna University’s Nuzvid PG Centre Special Officer Prof. V. Basaveswara Rao. He was addressing a seminar on opportunities for chemistry students at Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana College (KBN) on Saturday. He urged the students to keep their mind focus on research, especially in areas concerning pharmaceutical and agriculture. The Principal of the college P. Krishnamurthy, Governing body President U. Sambasiva Rao and Vice-Principal V. Narayana Rao were present.
The college also organised an awareness programme on HIV/AIDS in association with NSS and Red Ribbon Club on Saturday.
PROFESSOR TO DELIVER LECTURE IN SINGAPORE
MVR College of Engineering and Technology, Associate Professor PBVN Prasad will be delivering the keynote address at a two-day international conference on ‘Computer digital networks Asia’ at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, schedule to commence on January 21, 2014. The conference will be attended by representatives from telecom majors such as AT&T, Vodafone and Internet Service Providers and DTH delegates from around the globe. Prof. Prasad was also one among the four invitees at the Alan Turing Centenary Function that was held at San Francisco in 2012.
COLLEGE SIGNS MOU WITH TECH FIRM
NRI Institute of Engineering and Technology has signed an academic alliance with Bangalore-based EMC2 for training students and faculty members of the college. According to the Chairman of the institute, the Bangalore-based firm will impart training in various aspects such as cloud computing, mobile technology and data storage.
SEMINAR ON NANO TECHNOLOGY
Potti Sriramulu Chalavadi Mallikharjuna Rao College of Engineering and Technology organised a one-day seminar on recent trends in surface science and nano technology on November 29, at the college premises. Professor K.J. Rama Rao from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and B.L.S. Prasad from National Chemical Laboratory addressed the delegates.
Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala (SDMSMK) emerged the champion in the Krishna University inter-college girls’ volleyball tournament held on the college premises on Saturday. KBN College, Vijayawada, SDMSMK, ANR College, Gudivada, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, Madonna College, Vijayawada and Nalanda College, Vijayawada participated in the tourney that was inaugurated by Dronacharya awardee Arekapudi Ramana Rao.