Vizag Snapshots

September 2004


th Sep, 2004
'Turn Around' park inaugurated at VSP
Turn around park opened at VSP

To highlight dedicated efforts of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant employees towards achieving a spectacular turn-around this year, Mr B.K. Panda, Chairman & Managing Director of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, inaugurated a sprawling 'Turn Around' park with an area of 1.6 acres at the Ukkunagaram campus on 28th of September.

The Turn Around park has amenities for all age groups such as a bird shelter, play equipment for tiny tots, a huge Pagoda for the senior citizens and a one kilometre walk way with multicoloured tiles for walkers.


28th Sep, 2004

'Ankitham House'

Mahatma Gandhi visited Visakhapatnam (Vizagpatam as it then was known) five times in the span of 26 years (between 1921-1946). Around Gandhi Jayanti (2nd of October) is a good time to remember one such visit, on 28th of April, 1929, when he was here to promote the 'Khadi Movement'. He arrived by The Mail (a train) and alighted at the Waltair Railway Station with thousands of cheering followers welcoming him. He stayed at the 'Ankitham House' (in the picture) at Alipur, now better known as Allipuram, as a guest of Shri. A.V. Bhanoji Row. Incidentally, this is the present day location of Dolphin Hotel. 


Inaguration of Water Supply Project


Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy laying the foundation stone of 'Visakhapatnam Industrial Water Supply Project' on 25th of September, at Parvada Industrial Estate. This Project will ensure water supply to Visakhapatnam from Godavari river. 

th Sep, 2004
Dog Show

A Dog Show was organised by the Railway Protection Force on 25.09.04.  'Dingo' a German Shepherd, owned by Mr. A. Ravi Kumar was adjudged the Best Dog of the show.

Dog Show

'Gillete' a 7 month old puppy owned by Ms. Sridevi, Pug was the centre of attraction of the show and was the winner in the Puppies category.


22nd Sep, 2004

Waltair Club Trophy

K. Vijay Kumar, President of Waltair Club presenting the Waltair Club Trophy to the winner R.A. Shah at East Point Golf Club on 19th of September, 2004.

th Sep, 2004

Vinayaka Chavithi

A rare glimpse of the Vinayaka idol at Sri Sampath Vinayaka temple at Aseelmetta. The temple priest is seen offering prayers during 'Abhishekam' of Lord Vinayaka on Vinayaka Chavithi.

Vinayaka Chavithi

Unlike the chaos and disruption to traffic prevalent during earlier years, this time devotees make their offerings in an orderly and civic manner at the Sri Sampath Vinayaka temple on Vinayaka Chavithi.


17th Sep, 2004

Vice-Admiral O.P. Bansal

Vice- Admiral OP Bansal inaugurating the 'Spencer's Hypermarket' in Vizag at on 17th September 04. The store, promoted by the RPG group through their company Great Wholesale Club Limited, is located at Resupvanipalem and has an area of 60,000 sq. ft!.


15th Sep, 2004

Lord Vigneshwara

Vigneshwara devotees are eager to welcome the Lord of auspicious ventures. Making gigantic idols has become a recent trend in Vizag. This Ganesha idol towering over 25 feet and weighing about 8 tonnes is an attention-grabber. Ace craftsman N Raghu is seen giving finishing touches to the clay idol at 104 Area.


14th Sep, 2004

Ropeway Cabin

Back in Action:
The much hyped ropeway project at Kailasa Hills which was inoperative due to a technical snag is back in action providing a bird's eye-view to Vizagites.


11th Sep, 2004


Bigger they are harder they fall ! 
A huge boulder weighing approximately 500 tonnes, rolled down the Srungamani Hill near Venketeswara Temple on the night of 09-09-2004. Fortunately there were no casualties. Heavy rains were probably the cause.


6th Sep, 2004


Granth Sahib

Reading the sacred 'Guru Granth Sahib' at the Gurudwara, located at Seetamadhara.

Panch Pyare

'Punj Pyare' gather from various cities in India and hold up the ceremonial sword.

Nagar Kirtan

A colourful procession taken out in the streets to spread the good word of Guru Granth Sahib as part of 'Nagar Kirtan'.

Nagar Kirtan

Assistant Commisioner of Police (Traffic) T.S.R. Prasad, flagging off the Nagar Kirtan.