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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Indian Navy Undertakes Coastal Cleanup Drive at Yarada Beach

The 36th International Coastal Cleanup Day was celebrated consecutively for the tenth year by Eastern Naval Command (ENC). On the occasion, ENC undertook Coastal Cleanup Drive at Yarada Beach, Bheemili Beach and other sea fronts within premises of naval units at Visakhapatnam. Approximately 500 Naval personnel, Defence Civilians and their families carried out the cleanup drive following the prevailing COVID19 protocols. The cleanup drive was aimed at creating awareness among people to keep our beaches clean, safeguarding the environment and inculcating the habit of respecting coastlines which in turn nurtures the marine biodiversity. The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. Every year, on the third Saturday in September, the International Coastal Cleanup Community encourages people around the world to remove trash and debris from beaches, waterways and other water bodies, to identify the sources of the litter, to change behaviour that cause pollution and to raise awareness on the extent of the marine debris problem

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame visits Schools at Visakhapatnam

Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary celebrations of India’s victory in the 1971 War on Pakistani Armed Forces and to inspire young minds on the valour and patriotism, the Victory Flame visited various schools at Visakhapatnam on 06 Sep 21. The schools included Navy Children Schools, Nausena Baugh(NSB) and 104 Area, Kendriya Vidyalayas in NSB, Malkapuram, and Sri Vijay Nagar Colony. Principals, teachers, and children of five schools viz., Sanskriti Global School, Chaitanya Public School, Srishti World School, Apple I English Medium School and Timpany School also participated in the commemorative programme conducted at Navy Children School, NSB Campus. The Victory Flame was given a grand reception at all locations by the staff and children of the respective schools. Commemorating programme at all locations included the playing of short movie clip on Indian Navy’s role in 1971 Liberation of Bangladesh war, singing of patriotic songs by children and dance/ skit on patriotic themes. All events were shown online to the children to educate them on the historical war of 1971 resulting in the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh.

Monday, September 6, 2021

E-cars and E-bikes on rent at Visakhapatnam Railway Station

First time for Electric vehicles in Indian railways. Waltair Division has come up with yet another innovative passenger amenity :- E-cars and E-bikes on rent at Visakhapatnam railway station at an attractive rate to passengers and with added concession to Rly staff. Perhaps for the first time in Indian Railways, "E-vehicles on Rent" is an Eco- friendly move by Team Waltair for the passengers visiting this beautiful city. The facility was commissioned today (04.09.2021). The facility is set up at Visakhapatnam railway station at Gate No. 1 It offers a diverse and exceptional range of two wheelers and four wheelers, mostly e-vehicles on rent. This project is part of our Non-Fare Revenue earning drive which will generate an earning of 8.25 Lakhs over 3 years. This is expected to be a popular facility for the visitors, passengers, staff and the public at large who can avail it at nominal charges. The concept of e-bikes and cars is to promote eco-friendly movement of the travelers and to encourage the public towards curtailment of fossil fuel consumption . The entrepreneur M/s Call Bikes offers a very competitive pricing and latest model bikes that provide an exquisite experience to the riders. The customer-oriented approach of the service provider enables to fulfill the needs of the passengers and the public who intend to have a happy and joyful ride in the city .