Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a non-governmental organisation, is conducting an essay competition for women on the topic ‘Impact of TASMAC shops on women’s life in Tamil Nadu.’
Participants are expected to present their views about the State’s approach and policy in promoting TASMAC shops and its consequences. The essay can be in English or Tamil and should not exceed 1,500 words. The essay should be sent by post on or before January 27 to the following address : N. S. Venkataraman, Trustee, Nandini Voice for the Deprived, M 60/1, Fourth Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600 090. It can also be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For details, contact 044 – 2491 6037.
Gnangender Singh, a native of Uddamsinghnagar district in Uttarakhand, reached Nellore city as part of his ‘bicycle yatra’ which begun at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
He is undertaking this yatra for the promotion of world peace.
This is the fifth such yatra being taken up by him.
Mr. Singh said that in all his yatras put together so far, he has travelled 19,595 kilometres and there has been good support from local people. He will conclude his present yatra at Ramnagar in Uttarakhand.
Mr. Singh said that his yatras were mainly aimed at propagating the significance of national integration, preservation of Indian culture and values and protection of environment.
During his journeys, Mr. Singh also addresses students of colleges to create awareness on social issues.
Differently-abled persons should exhibit their talent in games and sports and prove that they are inferior to none, Kadapa Revenue Divisional Officer D. Haritha said on Friday.
She inaugurated the South Zone Cricket Tournament for the differently-abled organised by Kadapa District Cricket Association. The RDO advised them to play well and rise to the national and international level. Former MLC and Andhra Cricket Association vice-president M. Venkatasiva Reddy said plans are afoot to conduct a sports meet for the differently-abled at Y.S. Raja Reddy cricket stadium here. He promised to strive for recognition to the Andhra Cricket Association for the Physically Challenged (ACAPC).
Sixty cricket players participated. District Sports Development Officer S. Basha Mohiuddin, YSR Regional Sports School Special Officer M. Ramachandra Reddy and ACAPC joint secretary B. Ramanjula Naik participated.
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Students of Fisheries Polytechnic College busy doing a wateranalysis test.
Within five years of its inception, India’s first fisheries polytechnic college at Bhavadevarapalli in Nagayalanka in Krishna District is inspiring other South Indian States to come up with similar institutes, to bridge the gap between availability of qualified technical workmen in aqua industry and producing the workforce.
Blessed with fascinating surroundings of the brackish water, river Krishna and Bay of Bengal, the students of Sri Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao Fisheries Polytechnic College are able to reach highest levels of excellence in their arena of training as they are attached to the aqua companies in the region.
“In Andhra Pradesh, there is a requirement of above 4,000 technical personal to run the flourishing aqua industry by the end of 2013-14 financial year, but hardly 30 students a year are passing out of the polytechnic and thus they are being lapped up by the recruiting agencies,” Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University’s M.V.K.R. Fisheries Polytechnic College Principal K.S. Krishna Prasad told The Hindu.
The students having a background of agriculture and allied sectors are being trained in key areas of aquaculture including hatcheries, feed plant management, processing plants during their two-year course. Ironically, girls from all parts of Andhra Pradesh are outnumbering the boys in the course as the aqua companies prefer them for their need in aqua labs and research.
“All kinds of aquaculture ponds are close to our college. We are even allowed to spend time there to observe its maintenance, feed, seed management and controlling water parameters during our holidays and training sessions,” said students. The group of 60 students in two different years of study are now filling up the three ponds with water on their college premises to raise the fish seed soon.
“Officials and teams from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Karnataka have visited our institution and realised the immediate need to adopt our model. Two new colleges for fisheries polytechnic are coming up in Tamil Nadu from 2014-15 academic year, as they understand the job potential in the aqua industry” added Mr. Krishna Prasad.
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Virgo Event Management is organising the 14th edition of Mrs. Chennai and the second edition of Miss and Mrs. Tamil Nadu. Contestants will be selected on the basis of their personality, communication skills, talent and IQ.
The sub-titles to be won include cookery queen, creative queen, fitness queen and mobility queen.
Participants should be between 16 and 25 years of age to participate in the Miss Tamil Nadu event and between 21 and 40 years for Mrs. Chennai.
The preliminaries will be conducted at Spencers Plaza Atrium- Phase Three.
Last date for registration is December 10.
Applications can be downloaded from virgoevents.co.in and details are put up on the Facebook page.
For details, call 99410 18210 or 98414 83511.
A training-cum-production workshop on ‘E-Content Development’ is underway at J M J College for Women here.
The workshop was designed to provide learning experience in pre-production, production and post-production activities of multimedia e-content development on different topics in different disciplines of higher education.
Principal, Sr. Rosalina said that in the digital era of ‘anytime anywhere learning’, training teachers for utilising the latest technologies for promoting learning was of utmost importance.
The Department of Educational Technology was the first department of Educational Technology, in the country and the first teacher education department to have been recognised by UGC for its Special Assistance Programme (SAP) under Departmental Research Support, Resource Person of this Capacity Building Workshop, S. Senthilnathan also spoke.
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Army has sought application forms from eligible candidates for recruitment as Junior Commissioned Officer (religious teacher).
Candidates from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, and Krishna districts, and Yanam of Puducherry have been asked to apply in the prescribed form by the Army Recruitment Office, Visakhapatnam.
Candidates have to qualify in fitness test and written and interview. Fitness test will be held in Chennai from February 10 to 15. The last date to apply is December 27. Those who receive call letters have to appear for the screening test at Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu) between February 10 and 18.