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    January 8th, 2018adminEducation, Records, All

    The city-based NextGen International School(NGIS) bagged the British Council’s International School Award (ISA).

    Students of the school did seven pre-approved projects of the British Council in collaboration with selected schools abroad to win the ISA and its accreditation for a period of three years from 2017, NGIS director Sreekanth.K. told reporters here on Friday.

    School principal R.L.V.Ramesh said the projects in which NGIS students participated related to water, disaster management, transportation, local self government, etiquette and social reformers of 20th and 21st century.

    The ISA is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching teaching and learning among students of schools in 31 countries worldwide. The aim was to build leadership among students and foster team building, innovation, and project management, they added.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Vijayawada / by Special Correspondent Ongole / December 23rd, 2017

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    Rahath Malladi will sing in 100 languages

    Young Rahath Malladi, an upcoming singer, will make an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by staging a musical concert in which he will be singing songs in 100 languages at Sri Rama Function Palace at Gandhinagar on January 6.

    He will be aiming to enter the book under ‘most languages sung in a concert’. He will be singing from 11 am. to 9 pm.

    The 14-year-old singer is recipient of awards such as Bala Ratna, Smart Champ, State‘s Best Child, Uthama Bala Ratna and Golden Child, for his achievements in singing, acting and oration. He was the anchor for Bol Baby Bol and has acted in a children’s film.

    Deputy Speaker Mandali Budda Prasad, Minister for Tourism Bhuma Akhila Priya will be the chief guests.

    Kuchibhotla Anand, Chairman, Kuchipudi Natyaramam, D. Vizia Bhaskar, Director, Department of Language and Culture, Golla Narayana Rao, secretary, Andhra Arts Academy, E. Siva Nagi Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati, are some of the distinguished guests.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States>Andhra Pradesh / by Special Correspondent / Vijayawada – January 03rd, 2018

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    Suresh Babu atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.   | Photo Credit: BYARRANGEMENT

    Suresh Babu atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. | Photo Credit: BYARRANGEMENT

    Braving the cold weather, Suresh Babu, a first year B.Sc. student of Silver Jubilee Government College in Kurnool climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain peak in the African continent, on December 25, the college principal S. Abdul Khader said on Tuesday.

    Mr. Suresh Babu climbed Mount Everest in April this year.

    He scaled the Gilman’s Point at a height of 5,685 metres and displayed his college banner there. TDP MLA B. Jaya Nageswar Reddy and Maheswara Reddy of Madhu Cements at Kodumur, sponsored his mountaineering expedition.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> States> Andhra Pradesh / by Special Correpondent / Kurnool – December 27th, 2017

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    December 4th, 2017adminEducation, Resources of Free Materials, Sports
    VIJAYAWADA, ANDHRA PRADESH, 03/12/2017 Indian Archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha in action in Vijayawada on Sunday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar   | Photo Credit:

    VIJAYAWADA, ANDHRA PRADESH, 03/12/2017
    Indian Archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha in action in Vijayawada on Sunday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar | Photo Credit:

    Prestigious event will be held at Jakarta in next August

    City archer and Arjuna awardee Vennam Jyothi Surekha ended her international assignment for the year 2017 in a triumphant note clinching three medals at the recently-concluded 20th Asian Archery Championship at Dhaka (Bangladesh).

    She won gold in team event, silver in mixed and bronze in the individual event in the tournament, which saw Indians giving a tough fight to the numero unoteam – Korea.

    “We are equal to Koreans in all respects including equipment and technique. The archer who gets adjusted the conditions well emerged winner because what separates a winner and loser is a wafer-thin margin,” Surekha told to The Hindu, on her return from Dhaka.

    Twenty-one-year old management student of Koneru Lakshmaiah University is eagerly looking forward to 2018 in which the prestigious Asian Games will be held at Jakarta (Indonesia) in August.

    “We do not know how many events would figure in the compound segment. But I am mentally preparing for all three events – team, mixed and individual. Soon both Archery Associaiton of India and Sports Authourity of India will decide about the coaching camps”.

    Surekha said arriving at the venue, especially in alien countries, one day before the official practice gave the archers to chance to get used the weather conditions and the ambiance.

    The early part of 2017 was not significant for the ace archer as she could not a win medals in the Asia Cup (Bangkok), World Cup Stage One (Shanghai), Two (Antalya), Four (Berlin) and at World Universities at Chinese Taipei.

    But she had a memorable world championship at Mexico when she won silver medal in her mixed event partnering Abhishek Varma. “In the individual ranking round, I lost in the pre-quarterfinal narrowly. I was tied with a Korean 146-146 and in the single arrow shootout we both hit the 10 points but her arrow was close to the X enabling her to advance”.

    Incidentally she has been representing the country for the past of seven years. Surekha also received the coveted Arjuna award for her contribution to the archery.

    The Andhra Pradesh State government announced a reward of ₹ 1 crore, a 500-square yard house site in Vijayawada and a government job for achieving the prestigious Arjuna award.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Sport> Othe Sports / by J.K. Shridharan / December 03rd, 2017

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    November 20th, 2017adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Education

    Books play key role in creation of a knowledge society, said Krishna district Collector B. Lakshmikantham, on Sunday.

    Addressing a meeting organised by Andhra Pradesh Library Association at Sarvotham Bhavan near Benz Circle as part of 50th National Library Week celebration, Mr. Lakshmikantham said the library movement has great significance in Andhra Pradesh State as people who spearheaded the library movement also were important part of the freedom struggle.

    The Collector said every individual must take to book-reading as books never let down anybody. He said knowledge was essential for all-round development of a society and pointed to the fact that Andhra Pradesh State was in the forefront in implementation of many good people-centric programmes.

    Former MP Chennupati Vidya was honoured with this year’s Gadicherla Foundation Award, named after freedom fighter and champion of library movement Gadicherla Harisarvottama Rao. Sheik Sadiq Ali, a former journalist who is working relentlessly to promote reading habit among children in villages, was presented with the Paturi Nagabhushanam Grandhalayam Puraskaram on the occasion.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> National> Andhra Pradesh / by Special Correspondent / Vijayawada – November 20th, 2017

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    November 17th, 2017adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Education
    Students of KKR Gowtham School, who bagged first place in 48-hour challenge, in Vijayawada. | Photo Credit: A_V_G_PRASAD

    Students of KKR Gowtham School, who bagged first place in 48-hour challenge, in Vijayawada. | Photo Credit: A_V_G_PRASAD

    KKR Gowtham School students bag first place in the 48-hr challenge

    The three-day Amaravati Children’s Film Festival (ACFF), the first-ever event in the State, has served as a window of film-making opportunities for the students of various schools in the city.

    About 65 students of 12 schools, who were introduced to basics of film-making as part of the ‘48-hour Challenge,’ on the first day managed to conceptualise and shoot and came up with 13 short films that competed for top three places on the last and concluding day.

    Actors cheer children

    Actors Nikhil, Tarun, Kamna Jethmalani and others cheered the children at the closing ceremony.

    The KKR Gowtham School team including Harsha, Akhilesh, Pawan, Ektha and Divija bagged the first place and ₹20,000 cash prize for their short film Fruit of Hard Work.

    The second place was bagged by Tridev, Akash, Arya, Balu and Praneeth of Nalanda Vidya Niketan (Vasanta Campus) for their movie In Returnand the team of MSR English Medium School including Durga Prasad Krishna Chaitanya, Deva, Keerthi and Sravan bagged the third place for the movie Slip Kavala. The second and third place winners were given a cash prize of ₹10, 000 and ₹5, 000 respectively.

    A team of municipal corporation schools and Nalanda Vidyaniketan, Delhi Public School, Ravindra Bharathi, Vignan School, Viswabharathi, St. John’s Public School, and Sidharatha Public School participated in the challenge.

    Director Aparna Malladi, producer Raj Kandukuri and actor Roja Romani on the jury screened all the 13 movies and selected the best. A team of writers and technicians from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune trained and supported the participants.

    Mayor K. Sridhar, VMC Commissioner J. Nivas, MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao were among those present.

    The festival was organised by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation in association with Safe Advisory, Ellanar Group and Kolla Entertainments.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Vijayawada / by Staff Reporter / Vijayawada – November 15th, 2017

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    November 16th, 2017adminEducation, Records, All

    Visakhapatnam :

    Almost 1,500 students, 4 MPhils and 75 research scholars (PhDs) received their degrees and 26 gold medals were presented at the eighth convocation of Gitam University that was held here on Tuesday.

    “The Government of India, through the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy, aspires to position India among the world’s top five scientific powers,” said Prof Ashutosh Sharma, secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

    “India has developed into a formidable power in several areas of science and technology. The Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicles, Arihant nuclear submarine, indigenous fighter aircraft and the Agni-V inter-continental ballistic missile, Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan Missions have propelled us to the elite club of nations,” Sharma said.

    The department of science and technology is launching a scheme called Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA) to attract top-performing scientists from abroad for conducting joint research in India, Sharma said.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Visakhapatnam New / TNN / November 09th, 2017

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    Imbibing values Children saying their prayers before taking lunch at Chukkapalli High School at Adavinekkalam. | Photo Credit: V RAJU.

    Imbibing values Children saying their prayers before taking lunch at Chukkapalli High School at Adavinekkalam. | Photo Credit: V RAJU.

    Majority of the students in Chukkapalli High School come from poor families

    Students here walk with both their hands held behind their back as part of discipline on campus. But when talking to a teacher or a visitor, the two arms quickly fold across their chest in a gesture of respect.

    Ethics and discipline are the cornerstone of the Chukkapalli High School tucked in Adavinekkalam village in Agiripalli mandal of Krishna district.

    A three-acre sprawl of safe, supporting and disciplined school environment awaits young learners with rare warmth.

    Run by the Chukkapalli Charitable Trust floated by Chairman of the Kusalava Group of Companies Chukkapalli Kusalava, the school runs in a part of a 16-acre land covered with mango orchards. Even the main school building has mango trees which bear fruits but the children don’t touch them unless they are asked to.

    Majority of the students come from the 25-odd gudems (tribal hamlets) in the area dotted with villages where families eke out a living either as agriculture coolies or by vending milk. A few children are from the Lambada thanda deprived of the basic amenities of life. Six school buses ply from Nunna to Eedara to transport children to the school that gives them a rare pleasure of wide open space.

    A gazebo right in front of the main gate gives the place an inviting look. With just one government school in this region with inadequate facilities, residents of the local gudems pleaded with Mr. Kusalava in 2002 for a school that could take care of their children’s education.

    The latter obliged and up came the school building in three acres. “We don’t allow more than 30-35 in one class. Our motive is not profit. We know that the villages lack opportunities, information and guidance; this is our effort to show them the way,” says Sudha Chukkapalli, Secretary and Correspondent of the school.

    Mandal toppers

    Despite resource crunch at homes, students have been showing academic excellence, passing out with flying colours. This is the fourth consecutive year that the school students bagged Pratibha Awards recently presented by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for emerging toppers in the mandal.

    “Two of our girls have secured seats in IIIT Nuzvid and one in IIT, Dharwad,” informs Ms. Chukkapalli as we enter the activity room which has all things yellow.

    Students, all dressed in yellow, keenly observe their teachers make lemonade. There are fruits, vegetables and a few other eatables in yellow colour placed on the teacher’s table.

    “Education when imparted in fun way has greater impact,” says Prabhakar Sarma, Principal of the school. “Many students come from broken families where one of their parents have committed suicide. We want this place to inculcate in them a sense of strength that can help them overcome physical, mental and emotional hardships,” says Ms. Chukkapalli.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Andhra Pradesh / S. Sujatha Varma / Vijayawada – Novembere 11th, 2017

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    Students of The Crossword School, Guntur —Vijayaditya Reddy, M. Sudhamsu and G.Vishnu Teja— with ‘cool push cart’ designed by them.

    Students of The Crossword School, Guntur —Vijayaditya Reddy, M. Sudhamsu and G.Vishnu Teja— with ‘cool push cart’ designed by them.

    ‘Kool kart’ has them emerge as second runners-up in Young Innovators programme’17

    A cool cart to preserve the freshness of fruits, designed by students of The Crossword School here, has won the laurels at the Young Innovators Programme 2017, held at IIT Kharagpur on October 28 and October 29. The innovation, ‘Kool Kart’, made the students emerge as the second runners-up from among 24 entries from across the country.

    The class VIII students, Vijayaditya Reddy, M. Sudhamsu G.Vishnu Teja, guided by the Principal Naga Padmaja, designed the ‘push kool kart’ as a means to preserve the fruits sold by vendors on the streets.

    “The students have designed the cool cart making use of Peltier’s Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC). Peltier Plate or more popularly known TEC has two sides. It creates a temperature gradient on both sides of the plate when a potential difference is supplied to them,’’ said M. Chenna Kesava Reddy, director of the school.

    The students have used a 60W solar panel powering the Peltier module. Fibre sheets have been used to cover the cart. The students have attached a heat sink and a fan to dissipate the heat and maintain a steady temperature. A 12V rechargeable battery is attached to the solar panel to allow for uninterrupted power supply.

    With cold air convection, the students were able to achieve about 20-25 degrees Celsius in the controlled area, which is quite suitable for the preservation of our perishables.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Vijayawada / Staff Reporter / Guntur -November 04th, 2017

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    Visakhapatnam:

    City girl Sharanya Mudundi was crowned the ‘Little Miss Grand Sea Intercontinental’ at Grand Sea Universe-2017 held in Sofia, Bulgaria, recently. Adding feathers to her cap, she also won the titles ‘Little Miss Grand Sea Asia-2017’, ‘Miss Popularity’ and ‘Best Interview’ at the fashion pageant .

    Nine-year-old Sharanya represented India and competed with children from 30 countries. She also won the title ‘Little Model Earth India-2017’ and ‘Grand Prix Winner Model-2017’ at an international children’s pageant ‘Little Model Earth’ held at Johannesburg, South Africa, in March this year.

    Speaking to TOI, Sharanya said, “I was on cloud nine after I won the titles at Sofia. Although it was a challenging task, bagging these has boosted my confidence. The theme being ‘Beauty for a purpose’, there were different rounds during the contest including interview round, national costume round, talent round and evening gown round. I also showcased our rich Indian culture and traditions. I performed yoga in the talent round and it was one of my memorable experience at the global fashion stage.”

    Daughter of MSN Raju and M Swati, Sharanya is a Class-V student in Delhi Public School. Balancing both academics and fashion shows, she said that it is the support of her parents coupled with time management that helps her to focus on both.

    National Director of India Valentina Mishra, who hails from the city, said, “She is the only Indian girl child to represent India on the global map and to win at an international pageant twice this year.” Valentina was awarded the winner of best director of the year by MMSEA BG, an international agency.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Visakhapatnam News / TNN / July 08th, 2017

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