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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

INSV Tarini starts from Cape Town on final leg

Indian Navys sailing vessel INSV Tarini, which is circumnavigating the globe, started from Cape Town in South Africa on Wednesday on the final leg of its voyage back to Goa. The vessel with six women navy officers on board, including Lt Commander P Swathi from Vizag, is supposed to reach India by April-end after completion of its Navika Sagar Parikrama. At Cape Town, the yacht was flagged off by Ruchira Kamboj, High Commissioner of India to the Republic of South Africa, Abhishek Shukla, Counsel General of India in Cape Town, South Africa and Auroux Marais, minister of cultural affairs and sports, Western Cape Government, members of the Indian diaspora and the South African Sailing Association. INSV Tarini arrived in Cape Town on March 2 after completion of the fourth leg of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. The crew had several engagements during their stay in Cape Town, including a formal call on Ruchika Kamboj, Patrica De Lille, mayor of Cape Town and Helen Zille, premier of Western Cape. The crew wsa also ‘On Air’ during a radio talkshow. As part of their stay in harbour, Team Tarini interacted with students, state officials, businessmen, academicians, sportspersons, and leaders from Indian community. The final port of call is scheduled at Goa in April-end.

Monday, March 12, 2018

AGM and GCM of Navy Foundation held at ENC

The 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Governing Council Meeting(GCM) of Navy Foundation (NF) was held at Swarn Jyothi Auditorium, Visakhapatnam under the chairmanship of Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff on Sunday, 11 March 18. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Controller Personnel Services, Integrated Headquarters Min. of Defence (HQMoD) (Navy), delegates from IHQMoD(N) and other Commands attended the meeting in addition to Presidents/Secretaries of 15 Chapters of Navy Foundation spread across the country. A large number of local veterans along with their spouses were also present for the AGM. Various welfare schemes applicable to the naval veterans including new developments in pension matters as well as Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) were discussed during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the CNS thanked the veterans for laying rock solid foundations of the Navy and updated them on the developments over the last year as also the prognosis for the near future. He also felicitated the octogenarians and called upon the veterans to continue to be the brand ambassadors of the Indian Navy to take the Service closer to the people and draw in the best talent to join the Navy. The Navy Foundation was established on 28 Dec 1988 with the aim of maintaining contact and fraternal relationship between naval veterans. The Navy Foundation also carries out social, philanthropic, cultural, educational and other activities for the benefit of the retired fraternity. The Navy Foundation which had six charters at inception, now has 15 charters viz. Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kerala (Kochi), Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Odisha (Bhubaneswar), Pune and Vizag

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Waltair Division share Social Responsibility with RED FM BOOK TRUCK

In a move to share social responsibility Waltair Division of East Coast Railway come forward to donate stationery items to the much popular RED FM BOOK TRUCK so that they can be distributed to the needy school going children. It was the small initiation towards social responsibility that everyone should shoulder for a noble cause. With the delighted heart, Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Mukul Saran Mathur was the first to donate books, pens, pencils etc to the BOOK TRUCK. ADRM, Waltair Shri K. Dhanunjaya Rao also donated the stationary items to the RED FM team. Railway employees from all the departments have participated in large number to donate the stationary items to the poor school going children. The RED FM was represented by the famous duo "Babai-Abbai" who carried out the programme at DRM office at 5pm. Expressing happiness to share social responsibility DRM Shri Mukul Saran Mathur said " wonderful initiative taken by the RED FM making us aware of that these are the small things for donating like pens, books,pencils etc which we feel perhaps not an important line because of affordability but is still important for some people and the support in making it possible for us to share something" ADRM shri K Dhanujaya Rao appreciated the efforts made by BOOK TRUCK for taking such an initiative for the noble cause. The occasion was witnessed by Divisional Commercial Manager Shri Ashok Rao , officials from various branches and employees.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fleet A wins Mass Swimming Competition ‘Jal Taran’

The mass Swimming Competition, Jal Taran-2017-18, was conducted by INS Circars under the aegis of Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) today, 09 March 18. The aquatics event which aims to enhance the physical fitness of naval personnel and inculcate competitive team spirit had the enthusiastic participation where in 60 personnel each from Local Ashore, Fleet ‘A’, Fleet ‘B’, Submarines and Naval Officer-in-Charge(Andhra Pradesh) teams took part in a keenly contested competition. Rear Adm Deepak Kapoor, Chief Staff Officer ENC was the Chief Guest on the occasion and gave away the prizes and awarded the trophies to the winning individuals and teams. This is one of the most sought after events in the Command and is competed by all teams with josh and fervour. The competition included three races, the first being a relay championship which was a mass swimming event with participation from different age groups, followed by two individual events of a 100 mtrs and 50 mtrs freestyle open race for the above 50 years of age. The event was competed by all participants in true sportsman spirit. ‘Local Ashore’ team was adjudged as the runners up while Fleet- A team was declared the winners in the relay race.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Candle rally in support of Special Status and Special Railway Zone

Candle rally in support of Special Status and Special Railway Zone called by Uttarandhra Charchaa Vedika in Visakhapatnam R.K. Beach on 04-03-2018.CPI, CPI (M), Loksatta, Janasena, Aam Aadmi Party and several other registered unions also participated along Uttarandhra Charchaa Vedika Convenor.