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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Vizagites ushered in the New Telugu year in true traditional style.

Dressed in their traditional best, young girls were seen putting up colourful rangolis in front of their home and moving to their neighbours home to distribute Ugadi Pachchadi, traditional dish that ushers in the ‘Hevalambi Nama Samvatsara Ugadi’, on Wednesday. For Telugu people, the main dish that tops the menu is ‘Ugadi Pachchadi’ (chutney), a blend of six flavours — sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy and pungent. Though the basic ingredients like freshly cut raw mangoes, grated jaggery, tender tamarind pulp, salt, neem flowers and chilli powder or finely chopped green chillies remain constant in most of the recipes, a little variation is brought to the tangy delight by seasoning it with pepper powder, dry fruits, cut bananas, among other add-ons. Raw mangoes play a predominant role in the cuisines as it coincides with the onset of mango harvest. Several temples in the city prepared large quantities of ‘Ugadi pachhadi’ to distribute among devotees. The renovated VUDA Children’s Arena (VUDA Children Theatre) provided the perfect setting for the Ugadi (Telugu New Year) celebrations, organised by the district administration, on Wednesday. A tastefully decorated stage with green plants on either side, colourful banners and ‘panchanga patanam’ by Brahmasri Madugula Naga Phani Sarma and many of the guests and officials, including Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Collector Pravin Kumar turning up in traditional attire gave an ethnic touch to the celebrations. The programme commenced with a Kuchipudi dance performance by children. While reading out the almanac, Brahmasri Naga Phani Sarma said the planetary alignments augured well for both the Telugu States. Visakhapatnam would have a bright future. He said bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was pre-destined and no one could either claim credit or blame anyone else for it. On the positive side, both the States could grow further as separate entities. He predicted good crops and development of the State this year.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Vice Admiral GS Pabby AVSM, VSM, Chief of Material(COM) Visits ENC

Vice Admiral GS Pabby AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel (COM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) arrived at Visakhapatnam on a three-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command on Thursday, 23 March 17. Vice Admiral Pabby is on a maiden visit to ENC after assuming office of the COM on 31 October 16. During the visit, the Chief of Materiel interacted with all Technical and Logistic Officers of the Command. Vice Admiral Pabby also visited other Naval Establishments at Visakhapatnam. Vice Admiral Pabby is scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam on 25 March 17.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

National Safety Week Celebrations

The Dredging Corporation of India Ltd, Visakhapatnam is celebrating the National Safety Week from 06-03-2017 to 10-03-2017 covering DCI Dredgers, Project Offices and Head Office. The celebrations were inaugurated on 6th March 2017 with Safety flag hoisting and safety pledge administering to the employees by the Chairman and Managing Director, Rajesh Tripathi, IRSME in the presence of Director (Finance) and Director (Operations & Technical) The inaugural programme was led by Mr A. Krishna Rao, GM (HSE) and coordinated by Dr.P.K.Sethi, JGM (HSE). During the week, Safety awareness programme and drill shall be conducted by in-house faculty of HSE department at Head Office.