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    January 28th, 2016adminNri's / Pio's

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launching the website of the AP Non-Resident Telugu Corporation in Tirupati on Wednesday. Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, and P. Narayana, and TANA members Komati Jayaram and Satish Vemana are seen.—Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launching the website of the AP Non-Resident Telugu Corporation in Tirupati on Wednesday. Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, and P. Narayana, and TANA members Komati Jayaram and Satish Vemana are seen.—Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

    Naidu declares open Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu Corporation

    Andhra Pradesh has thrown its doors wide open to the Telugu diaspora and is all set to embrace the community with open hands.

    The Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu (NRT) Corporation was formally declared open by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Wednesday. He also launched the corporation’s website and mobile application.

    Endowed with rich resources, both economic and knowledge, the Telugus have always been in the forefront to contribute to their motherland.

    While the Janmabhoomi programme, during the previous TDP regime, proved to be a success in roping in the NRIs, the present regime had come up with new, transparent, adaptable, and a predictable platform so that the system functioned within the governmental framework.

    Support assured

    Mr. Naidu assured all help from the government for the non-resident industrialists and entrepreneurs coming forward to invest in their State.

    He expected the smart village programme to get the much-needed shot in the arm with the involvement of the NRTs.

    Mutually beneficial

    Ministers Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy (Environment and Forest), P. Narayana (Municipal Administration), and Ganta Srinivasa Rao (Higher Education), and TANA office-bearers Satish Vemana and Jayaram Komati hoped that the corporation would act as a mutually beneficial platform to facilitate cultural exchange between the State and its citizens living outside.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> National> Andhra Pradesh / Staff Reporter / Tirupati – January 28th, 2016

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    Vijayawada :

    The septugenarian dance exponent Mungara Yamini Krishna Murthy did her native Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh proud with her highest honour of Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, to be conferred on her on Republic Day. She had received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan earlier for great contribution to Indian dance.

    A legend in Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam dance forms, Yamini was born in Madanaalli in Chittoor district on December 20, 1940. But she left her birthplace at an early age to fathom the depths of dance. She grew up in Chennai and later moved to Delhi. Yamini underwent training under the tutelage of Vedantam Lakshmi Narayana Sastry, Chinta Krishnamurthy and Pasumarthy Venugopala Sarma at Kuchipudi and Vempati Chinasatyam in Chennai, doyens of Kuchipudi dance forms.

    The fellow-artistes from the district began tracing the footprints of the veteran dancer upon receiving the news of conferring Padma Vibhushan upon her. Romella Munikrishna Reddy of Bharata Muni Art Academy, Madanapalli, said with a sense of elation, “It is Yamini Krishnamurthy who found an envious place for our nondescript town on the world map after great philosopher and son of the soil Jiddu Krishnamurthy”. Although she left the place a long time ago, her hometown owned her honour gleefully.

    Yamini Krishnamurthy broke the glass ceiling and forayed into the dance field, which was considered as a male bastion in those days. Sumana, a dancer and writer from Tirupati, observed, “She is a great inspiration to every artiste. Her abhinayam and expressions are marvellous and a model to emulate for all the upcoming artistes,” Sumana said. According to her, Yamini achieved an equal ease in both Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam, a rare feet in deed. “It is a belated honour, bust she really deserves it,” sumana commented.

    Dwaram Lakshmi, Head of Department of Music and Fine Arts, Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, said it was unfair to limit her unusual accomplishments in the dance world to one particular place by virtue of it being her birthplace. She made the country as a whole proud by showcasing its culture, especially Kuchipudi, on a world platform.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News Home> City> Vijayawada / Gali Nagaraja, TNN / January 25th, 2016

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    Hyderabad :

    Telangana and Andhra Pradesh once again made their mark on the national stage with 14 individuals from the two Telugu speaking states bagging the Padma awards.

    Between them, the two states shared two Padma Vibhushan awards, five Padma Bhushans and seven Padma Shris for the year 2016. The awards were announced in New Delhi on the eve of the Republic Day on Tuesday.

    Last year, the two states had to settle for four Padma Shri awards while the year before in 2014, unified AP had the honour of receiving two Padma Bhushans and seven Padma Shri awards.

    Leading the winners this year are Ch Ramoji Rao of the Eenadu Group, who was chosen for the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the country, for his contribution to education, literature and journalism. The danseuse Yamini Krishnamurthy is the other winner of the award.

    Chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed happiness at the Ramoji Group chairman being chosen for the prestigious award. Naidu said Ramoji Rao had taken print and television journalism to great heights. He had launched ‘Eenadu’ in Visakhapatnam in 1974.

    The 79-year-old Ramoji Rao, who was born in Pedaparupudi of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, is also a film producer with 87 films to his credit, has a chit fund business and owns a group of hotels. His Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is a filmmaking destination for producers even from Hollywood, apart from being a tourist attraction.

    Among the Padma Bhushan winners are the popular sports stars Sania Mirza (tennis) and Saina Nehwal (badminton). With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics round the corner, the awards are expected to come as a great boost to both of them. Mirza had won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award last year.

    SS Rajamouli, who made waves with his blockbuster film ‘Bahubali’ has been awarded the Padma Shri. Rajamouli, officially listed as hailing from Karnataka by the government in its release announcing the awards, is currently shooting in Kerala for ‘Bahubali-2’.

    His father, K Vijayendra Prasad, told TOI that he was happy that his son has been given the award. “First of all, it is God’s grace. And secondly, he is sincere, hardworking and humble. He deserves the award,” he said.

    Two other well-known personalities from the city, social worker Sunita Krishnan won the Padma Shri while gastroenterologist Dr D Nageshwar Reddy has been awarded the Padma Bhushan.

    Well-known artist K Laxma Goud, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Mannam Gopi Chand and cardiac surgeon Dr Alla Gopalakrishna Gokhale were also awarded the Padma Shri.

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    This award is not just mine, but belongs to all Telugu people who have been with me in this journey in journalism
    Ramoji Rao
    First of all, it is God’s grace. And secondly, he is sincere, hardworking and humble. He deserves the award
    – K Vijayendra Prasad, father of director SS Rajamouli

    |Telugu Winners
    Padma Vibhushan
    Yamini Krishnamurthy Art classical dance
    Ch Ramoji Rao Literature, education & journalism

    Padma Bhushan
    Dr Alla Venkata ama Rao Science and engineering
    Yarlagadda Laxmi Prasad Literature and education
    Dr D nageshwar Reddy Medicine, gastroenterology
    Saina Nehwal Sports – Badminton
    Sania Mirza Sports Tennis Padma

    Padma Shri
    Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda Medicine, pediatric surgery
    Sunita Krishnan social work
    Dr TV Narayana social work
    SS Rajamouli Art Film direction & production (Officially listed as from Karnataka)

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News Home> India / TNN / January 26th, 2016

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    A Scientist from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, holding an Asian Seabass at Nagayalanka in Krishna district.- Photo: T. Appala Naidu

    A Scientist from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, holding an Asian Seabass at Nagayalanka in Krishna district.- Photo: T. Appala Naidu

    Private enterprises to be allowed to import the rare fish seed

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has issued its final guidelines, allowing private entrepreneurs and enterprises to import Asian Seabass fish (Lates Calcarifer) seed and fingerlings.

    The Union government has so far been not entertaining requests from Andhra Pradesh-based aqua enterprises to import the fish variety, fearing diseases and possible loss of native species. Primarily, aqua enterprises are keen on importing Asian Seabass from Australia, a leading country that has developed fifth generation seed of the fish. In Australia, the fish is known as ‘Barramundi’.

    The guidelines are expected to bring in rapid changes in terms of fish production and economic activity.

    Scarcity of seed

    The supply of Asian Seabass seed by the Tamil Nadu-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) and the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture was insufficient, given the demand for the fish in Andhra Pradesh.

    “The guidelines to import Asian Seabass seed and fingerlings will enable interested aqua farmers and enterprises in Andhra Pradesh. So far, farmers in Krishna district and hatchery operators have been collecting wild Asian Seabass seed from mangrove forests and coastal belts for cultivation,” said T. Raghu Sekhar, an aqua farmer.

    “Asian Seabass is arguably an alternative to shrimp cultivation in Andhra Pradesh. Allowing import of the fish seed will improve fish production. Given the high market value of the fish, farmers in the State will immediately shift from shrimp to Asian Seabass cultivation,” an expert in brackishwater aquaculture at CIBA told The Hindu .

    The natural seed of Asian Seabass is found in coastal areas and brackishwater sources in Krishna district, where local communities collect it to supply to hatcheries. Asian Seabass is one of the fish species which survives in pond, river and sea.

    The guidelines issued recently by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare provide for responsible fisheries with due consideration of necessary biological, technical, economical, social, environmental and commercial aspects.

    The guidelines also made it mandatory that hatchery / fish farms intending to breed Asian Seabass should be registered with the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA). Cultivation will be allowed based on the recommendations of the CAA. However, direct sale of imported fingerlings should not be allowed for domestic or international market.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> National> Andhra Pradesh / by T. Appala Naidu / Machilipatnam – January 23rd, 2016

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    January 24th, 2016adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Leaders

    Visakhapatnam  :

    The 12th Lok Nayak Foundation Award will be presented to noted scholar and ‘Maha Sahasravadhani’ Garikapati Narasimha Rao here on January 23. The foundation’s Life Time Achievement award will be presented to Chalasani Gandhi for his services as trade union leader for the welfare of railway employees and workers.

    Addressing newsmen, Lok Nayak Foundation chairman Y Lakshmi Prasad said that their foundation has been felicitating literary and social persons and litterateur Garikapati Narasimha Rao will receive Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, while Chalasani Gandhi will be presented Rs 50,000.

    Lakshmi Prasad said that the award was being presented every year on January 18, the death anniversary of former chief minister of AP NT Rama Rao, but due to some reasons they are presenting it on January 23.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Andhra Pradesh / by Express News Service / January 23rd, 2016

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