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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lt Gen PM Hariz, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC GOC-in-C (SC) visits ENC

Lt Gen PM Hariz, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, (GOC-in-C) Southern Command(SC) accompanied by Mrs Zarina Hariz, President Army Wives Welfare Association(AWWA) (Southern Region) arrived Visakhapatnam today, 20 October 2017 on a two-day visit to ENC. Lt Gen PM Hariz interacted with Vice Admiral HCS Bisht PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC and was briefed on the activities of the Command. The General Officer is schedule to visit various naval establishments, including Naval Dockyard, INS Kiltan, INS Gharial, INS Sindhudhwaj, and INS Dega on Saturday. Mrs Zarina Hariz interacted with the Committee Members of the Navy Wives Welfare Association(NWWA) (Eastern Region) and visited NWWA facilities during her stay at Visakhapatnam.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Under-trainee Sailors Block inaugurated at INS Vishwakarma

An Under-trainee Sailors Block was inaugurated at INS Vishwakarma, Visakhapatnam by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 18 October 2017. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Flag officers and personnel of the ENC. The newly constructed three storey building named VISHAL has all modern amenities such as spacious dining hall, state-of-art galley, recreation room, reading room and play area for the in-living Junior Sailors. Complying with green norms, the building has been constructed using fly-ash bricks, has large glass windows to ensure natural light and has been designed to provide sufficient ventilation. Arboriculture has been carried out in the building premises and water sprinklers provide water through rainwater harvesting tank. Solar water heaters for galley and wash spaces have also been provided to reduce consumption of electricity. INS Vishwakarma is a training establishment of the Indian Navy for training Naval Constructor Officers, Shipwright Officers, Hull Artificers and Civilian Design staff (Construction Cadre).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bangladesh Navy Ship Somudra Avijan on a goodwill visit to Vishakhapatnam

Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Avijan arrived Vishakhapatnam on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command on 16 October 17. Prior to the arrival, the ship carried out Passage Exercise which included naval manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal prior to entering into the port. The Bangladesh Navy ship was accorded a warm reception by officials from the ENC and Eastern Fleet with the Indian Naval Band in attendance on arrival. BNS Somudra Avijan, commanded by Commander M Moniruzzaman (TAS), Psc, BN is a part of Cadet Training Squadron with 60 cadets embarked onboard sea training. During the stay in Vizag, a variety of activities including professional, cross deck visit, sports fixture and social interactions have been scheduled for the crew. The commanding officer will also call-on Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM AVSM ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Aviation Meteorological System inaugurated at INS Dega

Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) was inaugurated at INS Dega, the Naval Air Station at Visakhapatnam by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 12 October 2017. The system is equipped with state-of-the-art Meteorological Sensors including Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Transmissometer, Ceilometer and Automatic Weather Observation System. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Flag officers and personnel of the ENC. The IAAMS undertakes automatic and continuous recording of important weather parameters that are vital for accurate weather forecasting. It also has an inbuilt alarm feature to indicate abnormal change in weather that may affect safe flying operations. Induction of the new system enables disseminating routine weather reports to other air stations and Air Traffic Control tower/ Air crew Briefing Room without human intervention.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Agitation by advocates

Advocates stage Dharna infront of district court condemning the attacks on women .Several placards by them in support of the same

Friday, October 13, 2017

CSI, Vizag launches online newsletter

Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial) RINL & Chairman of Computer Society of India, Visakhapatnam Chapter launched the online newsletter -- ITbits, brought out by CSI, Vizag Chapter today. Sri Raychaudhury congratulated the team members of CSI chapter for bringing the newsletter with relevant information related to its activities, innovations and changing trends in IT sector. Sri R Nagarajan, ED(Services) & Vice Chairman of CSI, Vizag chapter, Sri KVSS Rajeswara Rao, GM(IT & ERP) were present on the occasion. Sri Anindya Paul, Secretary of CSI Vizag Chapter and Sri GV Ramesh, Editor of the newsletter explained the features of the newsletter.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Maiden MCPOs Conference held at ENC

In a new initiative to empower senior sailors and provide a forum to channelize the experience/knowledge held with senior most sailors of the Indian Navy, the Master Chief Petty Officers (MCPOs), Eastern Naval Command conducted the maiden MCPOs Conference at Swarna Jyoti Auditorium Visakhapatnam on 09 October 17. The conference was inaugurated by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC. The first ever conference of Senior Sailors with rich expertise and experience was aimed at participative management, with analysis and views exchanged in professional and frank manner. The conference wholly coordinated by the MCPOs covered the entire spectrum of Naval Operations, HR issues, Technical and Administrative challenges, Maintenance philosophies and harnessing of Information Technology. Sixty MCPOs from frontline Operations Units, Support and Maintenance Establishments in Visakhapatnam, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal participated in the conference as delegates. Three each MCPOs from Western Naval Command and Southern Naval Command also participated as observers. The conduct of the conference including preparation of agenda, presentations and discussions was entirely managed by the MCPOs themselves. In the inaugural address, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht emphasised the need of empowerment at all levels, including intellectual empowerment. He urged the participations to contribute effectively through objective analysis and discussions. Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain delivered the concluding address and handed over mementos to the MCPOs who have presented their research papers during the conference.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair Shri Mukul Saran Mathur, Secretary Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) Smt Rekha Yadav unveiled the poster for the mega sports event 2nd Elite National Boxing Champion to be held in 10 categories at Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium, Visakhapatnam from 24th October to 30th October-2017 in august presence of Sports Officer, ECoRSA Shri Sakkeer Hussain CT and Assistant Sports Officer Shri Ch. Vishnu Murty. Boxing Federation of India gave an opportunity RSPB to host 2nd Elite National Boxing Championship and decided Visakhapatnam as an Ideal place for conducting the sports meet as the city contributed lot of Boxers to the Nation. Expecting good response from the public here Railways organizing the National level Championship. 1st National boxing Championship was conducted at Guwahati last year 2016. Shri Shyam Kumar of Waltair Division of ECoR, representing Indian Railways bagged Silver Medal in 49KG category in the event. Indian Railways stood in 2nd position & Services team stood at 1st position. Speaking on the occasion DRM Shri Mukul Saran Mathur said that it is an opportunity to prove ourselves to conduct such a National level event and it would be eye feast to spectators as there would be good number of international medalists participation in the event. Smt Rekha Yadav, Secretary, RSPB said that Railways always in forefront in encouraging sports and are the largest sports Institute of India. We have fleet of 3000 active sport persons including 1200 National and International medalists. Railways have active participation in 29 disciplines, she added. Traditionally Railways has been a major force in the field of Boxing. 35 sports persons from Indian Railways represented the nation in XXXI Olympic Games held at Rio, Brazil from 5-21 August, 2016. We have very good boxers who proved themselves in various national and international events will participate in this championship. The sports event is of Knockout type. Expecting more than 400 participants, 36 entries representing from various federations, all the players will be accommodated in the 3kms radius from the venue and sufficient transport arrangement were made.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vice Adm Ajit Kumar P AVSM VSM visits ENC

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P AVSM, VSM, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Policy, Plans and Force Development) called-on Vice Admiral HCS Bisht PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC and held discussions today, 09 Oct 2017. The flag officer visited various naval establishments, including INS Dega and DGNP(V). Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar arrived at Visakhapatnam on Sunday on a three-day visit to ENC and is scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam on Tuesday morning.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Tri-Services Adventure Expedition

A Tri-Services Adventure Expedition concluded at Visakhapatnam today, 06 October 2017. The four-week long adventure camp was aimed to enhance jointmanship amongst all ranks from the three services of Armed Forces and to inculcate the spirit of physical, mental robustness and self confidence. 3 teams consisting of 18 personnel including 3 officers each from Army, Navy and Air Force participated in the expedition. Cmde KA Bopanna NM, Commanding Officer, INS Circars was the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony. The naval phase of the adventure camp was coordinated at ENC at the Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre, Visakhapatnam from 27 Sept and included sailing in various classes of boats such as Enterprise, Laser and wind surfing. The participants were also given training in Finn swimming, snookering and diving. The Adventure Expedition started with the Army phase at Arunachal Pradesh on 12 Sept and included 85 kms trekking in 06 days and cycling for 103 km in 03 days. The Air Force phase of expedition was conducted at Bagdogra from 22 Sept and included Parasailing, Power Handling Gliding and Rappelling.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Technical Building inaugurated at MO(V)

A Technical Building was inaugurated at Materials Organisation, Visakhapatnam by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 04 October 2017.The inauguration ceremony was attended by Flag officers and personnel of the ENC.Covering an area of 1800 sq mtrs, the two-storey Technical Building would cater for office spaces of Controllerate of Technical Services (CTS) officers and staff of various sections such as Survey, Disposal, Project and Repairable Inventory.The new facility also has a crane bay at ground floor with associated Storehouses of Repairable Inventory of Engineering, Electrical, NBCD & Communication equipment items. The Technical Building has been constructed after the demolition of an old ex-Amba Storehouse.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Symposium on Lifestyle Disorders-A Preventable Burden

As part of commemoration for World Heart Day, INHS Kalyani conducted a symposium on Lifestyle Disorders: A Preventable Burden for service personnel and their families at Samudrika Auditorium, Visakhapatnam on 03 October 17. Vice Adm HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command was the chief guest of the event. The keynote address was delivered by Surgeon Commodore Rahul Ray, VSM, Commanding Officer, INHS Kalyani. The objective of the symposium was to create healthy practices among the naval personnel and their families to tackle the surge in life style diseases. The event was also marked by the release of A Booklet on First Aid by the chief guest. Addressing the gathering, the chief guest emphasized on instilling an awareness amongst all the stakeholders of the new global pandemic ‘Life-style Disorders’ and how this can be contained by minor interventions at the individual level with lifestyle changes. He also persuaded the audience to take a pledge to give an hour every day to oneself for physical activities to endeavour towards a better and disease free life. The symposium was attended by over 350 service personnel and their families.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IN Ships Satpura and Kadmatt at Philippines

Commemorating 25 years of Dialogue Partnership between India and ASEAN members, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt are on a four-day port visit to Manila, Philippines from today, 03 October 17. During the ships’ stay at Manila, the Commanding Officers will call on several high ranking officers from the Philippines Navy(PN). The ships will play friendly sports fixtures with PN personnel. The ships will also take part in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with ships of the PN on their departure from Manila. The visit of the Indian Navys warships will further deepen the existing bonds of friendship between the two countries. Indian warships have visited Philippines every year since 2006. Built on concrete pillars of mutual trust and the understanding, the budding relations have forayed Into the fields of maritime security, ship building and mutual training exchanges between their navies. A Defence Cooperation Agreement was signed between both countries in Feb 2006 and a Joint Defence Cooperation Committee established in 2012. Apart from joint naval exercises between both countries whenever Indian ships visit Philippines, mutual training exchanges for specialisation even at very senior levels and participation of a Philippine Navy delegation in both, the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam in Feb 2016 as also the Admiral’s Cup, an international regatta conducted by the Indian Navy at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala are evidence of the ever growing relations between the both countries. The Philippines Navy has been invited to participate in the Admiral’s Cup once again in 2017. The Indian Naval wrestling team participated in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship held at Manila in Jun 2016.

Monday, October 2, 2017

CMD DCIL pays homage to the Father of the Nation on Gandhi Jayanti

Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL) organised Gandhi Jayanti at its Administrative Office on Monday to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On this occasion Sri Rajesh Tripathi , IRSE, CMD and other top officials paid rich floral tributes to the Father of the Nation. CMD DCIL appealed to all the employees to imbibe the principles of non-violence and selfless service that personified Bapuji. The fortnight long SWACHHTA ABHIYAN was also concluded on this day with Materials Department receiving the Rolling Trophy for most neat and clean department. CMD,DCIL urged all the employees to translate this years theme of SWACHHTA HI SEWA into a reality and make it their guiding philosophy in all walks of life. Shri.M.S.Rao, Director (Operations and Technical, Heads of the Department and other employees participated in the programme.

Monday, October 2, 2017

RINL celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant joined the Nation in celebrating the "Father of the Nation" Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti in Ukkunagaram today with much enthusiasm. Sri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and paid rich tributes in Mahatma Gandhi Park in Sector-8, Ukkunagaram. Addressing the gathering, Sri Madhusudan recalled the sacrifices, services and the high moral values of Mahatma Gandhi and said that he fought for removal of untouchability, bringing equality and women empowerment in the society and also Gram Swaraj. His principles of non-violence and truth are highly regarded in the society, he said and added that one should imbibe his leadership qualities to achieve the goals through his principal of non-violence. He exhorted RINL collective to contribute for nation building by realizing the goals of the organization. As part of Sarvamatha Prardhana, special prayers were recited by members of all religions as a mark of respect to the Father of the Nation on the occasion. Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri P Raychaudhary, Director (Commercial), Sri VV Venugopala Rao, Director (Finance) also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. Sri Madhusudan and other Directors of RINL and union leaders participated in the Mass Swachhta cleanliness drive on the occasion. Sri Madhusudan distributed "Swachhta Puraskars" to various departments for their exemplary contribution to swachhta activities undertaken during the fortnight campaign. Donation of Van to Desire Society under CSR To mark the occasion, Sri P Madhusudan, CMD handed over van (TATA-Winger) to Desire Society-Visakhapatnam, a society providing Institutional Care Home (ICH) for the children abandoned and orphaned by HIV/AIDS under the CSR initiative. Mass Cleaning Drive With a view to reiterate the commitment towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, RINL collective led by our respected CMD and Directors, have enthusiastically participated in the mega cleaning campaign at Sector -8 market Complex . All vendors, NGOs, various associations and employees have actively participated in the event. Senior officers of RINL, representatives of SEA, union leaders SC&ST association, representatives of Women in Public Sector, school children and large number of employees participated and took part in the “Swachhta hi Sewa” campaign.