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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Adventure-cum-Trekking Camp Organised by INS Vishwakarma

A three day Adventure-cum-Trekking Camp was conducted by INS Vishwakarma for 25 trainee officers including 05 women officers and 47 Hull Artificer Apprentice trainees from Indian Navy and Coast Guard at Taatipudi Reservoir from 24 to 27 Feb 2020. Various inter-divisional activities such as Josh Run, Tent Pitching, Route March, 10 km Cross Country, Night Navigation Run, Team building exercises, Troop games and Cultural programme were conducted during the Camp for inculcating esprit-de-corps and camaraderie as also to enhance physical endurance and mental strength of the trainees. The Camp culminated on 27th Feb with a Campfire followed by an entertainment program by the trainees. Commanding Officer, INS Vishwakarma awarded the individual and team prizes to the winners.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hull Artificers Pass-out from INS Vishwakarma

The passing-out parade of 58 Hull Artificer (HA) Apprentices comprising 51 Indian Navy HA sailors and seven Coast Guard Yantriks was conducted at INS Vishwakarma on 20 Feb 2020. The Passing-out Parade reviewed by Commodore Sanjiv Kapoor, Commanding Officer, INS Vishwakarma marked the completion of two and a half year-long professional ab-initio training that comprised of both theoretical and practical training on various Hull Systems and Equipment. Jatin Kumar, HA Apprentice was awarded the FOC-in-C SNC Gold Medal for standing First in Overall Order of Merit. Aman Yadav, HA App was awarded the Vishwakarma Trophy for Best in Parade Training and VNK Varma, Yantrik HA stood first in academics amongst the Coast Guard trainees. A Valedictory function was also organised for all the trainees, guests, ships company and their families. All passing out sailors will shortly assume their appointments onboard frontline warships.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Indian Navy Reviews Refit of Ships

Indian Navys Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Conference (AIC) commenced at Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam on 18 Feb 20. The two day conference chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel (COM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) is being attended by all the stakeholders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands, the Tri Services Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, Repair Yards and Material Organisations of the Navy. The delegates will deliberate upon refit plans for all ships and submarines of the Indian Navy and formulate plans for infrastructure augmentation to meet the growing requirements of the Indian Navy.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Indian Navy Reviews Refit of Ships

Indian Navys Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Conference (AIC) commenced at Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam on 18 Feb 20. The two day conference chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel (COM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) is being attended by all the stakeholders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands, the Tri Services Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, Repair Yards and Material Organisations of the Navy. The delegates will deliberate upon refit plans for all ships and submarines of the Indian Navy and formulate plans for infrastructure augmentation to meet the growing requirements of the Indian Navy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) celebrated 38th Formation Day

Dharmendra Pradhan, Honble Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Minister of Steel congratulated RINL collective on the occasion of 38th Formation Day for its contribution towards Nation Building and asked RINL collective to continue to contribute for national cause. He asked to mark this moment by rededicating for improving every possible aspect of efficiency in steel making in RINL banking on professional approach by identifying all opportunities to improve the efficiency to produce environmental friendly steel. PK Rath, CMD, RINL-VSP unveiled the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in the front lawns of the Main Administration Building, to mark the RINL Formation Day Tuesday (18th February 2020), along with the Directors. The Gandhi Statue sculptured and cast with in-house talent, is going to be a main attraction to the Admn Building with the backdrop of a 100 feet High Mast National Flag. To mark the Formation Day celebration, Rath, CMD and Directors of RINL participated in a mass plantation in Ukkunagaram Tuesday morning. KC Das, Director (Personnel), VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance), KK Ghosh, Director (Projects), AK Saxena, Director (Operations), Irphan Ahmed, Commandant, CISF, Sri Debaish Ray, ED (Personnel & IR), senior officials, a large number of School children, CISF personnel, employees, representatives of unions actively participated in the plantation drive. PK Rath, CMD, RINL presented Jawaharlal Nehru Awards to 83 employees, both executives and non-executives for their outstanding performance. The celebrations also marked cultural programmes by school children of Ukkunagaram. A musical night by noted cine playback singer Ms Sona Mohapatra & party enthralled the audience at the sprawling Trishna Grounds in the township. K Dhanajaya Rao, a Tollywood cine playback singer enthralled the audience with old and new Telugu songs. The 38th RINL Formation Day celebrations started on 16th February with a Vizag Steel Walkathon by Ms PV Singhu, Vizag Steel Brand Ambassador at the Beach road. A Steel Pavilion was also inaugurated by PK Rath, CMD, RINL yesterday evening in Ukkunagarm.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu inaugurates Railway Indoor Stadium

World Badminton Champion and Ace Shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday inaugurated the renovated Railway indoor-sports enclave here in Vizag city. In order to promote Railway Indoor Sports complex, East Coast Railway Sports Association, Waltair Division has opened a Railway Indoor Sports Enclave popularly known as RISE in the year 2016. The sports complex has facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis, Karate and Boxing. Several National camps and championships have been hosted by RISE including Kabbadi, Senior National weight Lifting championship etc. Starting with Indra Ghosh, the then Divisional Railway Manager and succeeding DRMs have immense contribution towards the improvement of sports facilities in the Waltair Division. At present Waltair Division having its Sports Hub at Waltair Railway Stadium comprising world-class facilities like Olympic size Swimming pool, Football, Tennis, Basketball, weightlifting and a National Standard Cricket Stadium where Ranji and CK Naidu tournaments were held recently. Present DRM Chetan Kumar Shrivastava himself is a sports lover and has taken initiative for construction of Gymnasium, Squash court and floodlit stadium for which works have already been started. His aim to develop Waltair Sports complex into Centre of Excellence in sports with the help of his team consisting of Sports Officer Sakkeer Hussain and Assistant Sports officers Shiva Harsha and Shri Anil Kumar

Thursday, February 13, 2020

INS Dega Conducts Mock Anti Hijack Exercise at Visakhapatnam Airport

A mock anti-hijack exercise was conducted by INS Dega at Visakhapatnam airport on 12 Feb 2020. The anti-hijack exercise was conducted with a mock situation created and involved actions by various agencies including Marine Commandos (MARCOS), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the State Government agencies. The objective of the exercise was to test the efficacy of the contingency plans and procedures to deal with hijack threats by all stakeholders. The anti-hijack exercise was conducted with a mock situation created using a naval Dornier aircraft for initiating coordinated actions by all stakeholders from the Navy, the airport and other Central and State agencies. On completion of the exercise, debrief was conducted and Standard Operating Procedures were revalidated to effectively deal with future contingencies. The Anti-Hijack Mock Drill is conducted at every Indian airport annually as mandated by the National Civil Aviation Security Programme with an aim to test the efficiency of the airports Contingency Plan and to familiarise all agencies about their respective responsibilities in a hijack situation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lorry crashes into footpath on the Beach Road

In the morning hours of 11-02-2020, a lorry crashed into the footpath on the beach road. The incident happened on the down road of Taj Hotel. Brakes failed and lorry driver lost control of the vehicle and went through the barricades and jammed the footpath on the beach road. After receiving the information of the incident Police rushed to the spot and removed the damaged lorry using a crane. No casualities happened as it is being the wee hours and there was no much traffic.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Vice President visits Eastern Naval Command (ENC)

Honble Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu arrived at Visakhapatnam on a maiden visit to the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) on Saturday, 08 Feb 2020. On arrival at INS Dega, the Honble Vice President was received by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief(FOC-in-C) ENC and officials from the District Administration. The Hon’ble Vice President reviewed a ceremonial Guard of Honour and thereafter held discussions with the FOC-in-C at HQENC. He was given a comprehensive briefing on the role and responsibilities of ENC. The Vice President was taken by boat for harbour familiarisation which was followed by a visit to the indigenously built stealth frigate INS Sahyadri where he was given a guided tour and an overview on the operational capabilities and combat prowess of the Indian Navy. Later, the Honble Vice President interacted with naval personnel.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

RINL CMD inaugurates All India Steel Medical Officers Conference

The 41st edition of the All India Steel Medical Officers Conference (AISMOC-2020) was inaugurated at the TTI Auditorium, Ukkunagaram, on Friday (07-02-2020). P K Rath, CMD, RINL, VSP graced the occasion as chief guest and inaugurated the conference. While addressing the medical professionals, PK Rath welcomed the participants and expressed confidence that this conference would not only enable the participants to enrich their knowledge with the scientific advancements that are taking place in the field of medicine but also enable them to treat the employees of various steel plants in a better way so that employees, organization and society are benefited at large. RINL has been attaching high importance to the health care and needs of the employees right from the beginning, he added. KC Das, Director (Personnel), while speaking on the occasion stressed upon preventive approach as the need of the day - rather than a post-illness breakdown management. He exhorted the delegates to be useful to mankind, as a respectable citizen and become a cherished ornament to our society through benevolence and charity in medical service. "To create great work, the employees health, wellbeing and happiness is the most important factor" said Debashish Ray, ED(HR) & HOD (Medical) who shared some of the initiatives that had been taken up by RINL as a part of improving Medical & Health Services to employees of RINL and their family members. This is the 4th time, since its inception in 1980, that AISMOC- 2020 is being hosted by Vishakha Steel General Hospital, RINL, VSP. It is being attended by large number of Medical Professional delegates from all over the country from Steel Industry. AISMOC- 2020 Visakhapatnam would be a model conference and delegate centric. Its going to be the first of its kind, where one would witness improved academics with compact scientific sessions along with social events. It is the first forum for many of the unique initiatives like Industrial Health with Zero Accident policy undertaken by the RINL.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

CII Andhra Pradesh Post Budget Analysis at Visakhapatnam

Session on post budget analysis organised by the CII with technical partnership from Price waterhouse Coopers (PwC).Maple Software CEO and former AP chairman of CII G.S. Shiv Kumar on Tuesday said the Union Budget-2020 had laid emphasis on encouraging digital economy, MSMEs and strengthening of startup ecosystem.As part of achieving digital economy, new technologies like Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, data analytics and quantum computing were being encouraged in the budget proposals. The initiative on abolition of Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) and encouraging exports and indigenous production saying these measures would pave the way for making India a Rs 5trillion economy. This would elevate the country from sixth to fourth largest economy in the world in the next few years.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Awareness Walk on the eve of World Cancer Day held at RK Beach

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute has organized awareness walk on the eve of World Cancer Day, at RK Beach on 02-Feb-2020, Sunday. Indian Medical Association(IMA) President Dr. Subramanyam Garu, flagged off the walk on the request of our Managing Director Dr. Murali Krishna Voonna (Murali Voonna). Before the walk, Dr. Murali Krishna Voonna of MGCHRI, IMA President Dr. Subhramanyam Garu & Leaders from IDA/CII-Vizag/Visakha Port City Rotary Club/YI & PRSI addressed gathering about the importance of cancer awareness. Volunteers from all these organizations, KGH, social organizations, the general public & our staff participated enthusiastically in this walk for the public interest.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Godavari Express completed its 46 years of service

Godavari Express one of the first train to be named after the river in the southern region, one of the most popular trains of SCR which connects the two big cities of Andrapradesh which is Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam, this train was named as the Godavari Express since it covers the entire Godavari district from East to West. T. A . Ramachandran initiated the endeavour. Godavari Express was inaugurated on 1st FEB 1974 in a very grand manner and right from day 1 till date this train is always HOUSE FULL, it has got the all of its best right from the strongest engines till the best neat & clean coaches and the most special one was is its 1st AC coaches, the most prestigious trains of SCR, it was initially started in steam traction with the finest WPs of Vijayawada shed and WALTAIR sheds used to haul this Majestic Train, one of the most preferred trains between HYB-VSKP, most of the VIPs, film stars & businessmen used to travel in this train, this was the 1st train to get diesel traction and then this was the 1st train to get WAP4 electric traction in mid 90s till BZA then in 2008 this was the 1st train to get end to end electric loco between HYB-VSKP and one of the 1st trains to get WAP-7 traction in BZA-VSKP route, 1st train in SCR to get 5 AC coaches in 1975 this train had link slip coaches to Kakinada town, later this slip coach part became Gautami express. There might be a lot of changes but to date its Presidency, Popularity, Speed and usage never changed.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Admiral Arun Prakash visits Eastern Naval Command

Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, (Retd) former Chief on the of the Naval Staff (CNS) delivered a lecture on Strategic Leadership and National Security at Maritime Warfare Centre, Visakhapatnam on 03 Feb 2020. The interactive lecture was attended by all the Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of naval units at Visakhapatnam. Adm Arun Prakash arrived Visakhapatnam on a two-day visit to ENC on 02 Feb 20. During the visit, the former CNS interacted with Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, FOC-in-C ENC. Earlier, Admiral Arun Prakash attended a special programme organised by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) at Visakhapatnam Public Library where he released a compendium of articles titled Indias Strategic and Security Concerns written by Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd) on 02 Feb 20. Adm Prakash served as the Chief of Naval Staff from Jul 2004 to Oct 2006 and as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam from Apr 95 to Nov 96. As a young Lieutenant, during the 1971 war, Admiral Arun Prakash had the distinction of serving with an IAF fighter-bomber squadron, and was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry in air action over West Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir.