Sunday, 28 January 2018

AMARAVATI MARATHON January, 2018


AMARAVATI MARATHON is an initiative taken by DEEP to help people adapt a healthy lifestyle. After successfully organising five of the biggest marathons in the history of Andhra Pradesh Amaravati marathon, Tirupati Marathon and Vizag Bay Marathon DEEP is again back with Amaravati Marathon. The best part about Amaravati Marathon is that you can be from any part of the country or rather the entire world and still be a part of Amaravati Marathon. All you have to do is register on our website and it's done. Amaravati Marathon is very close to our hearts since this is the first time we are going global and organising a marathon at such a huge scale. Show your love and support for Amaravati.



SEMI CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS January, 2018


On December 23rd , Semi Christmas Celebrations were held in ARMS School for Differently abled children and the children had participated in Skit, dances and in singing.







Amaravati Balotsavam January, 2018


On December 6th , 7th & 8th  the Amaravati Balotsavam is conducted in Krishna veni school with the support of “Vivekananda youth Association” .

Inaguration of SOP January, 2018


Inaguration of SOP (standards of proceedings) on Trafficking in Persons for Lawenforcement agencies and Government & Non-Government agencies by Sri Raghu Veer IFS and TDH Netherlands.. Country manager Sri.P.Thangam, Sri Ezikel Program officer and Dr. Mamatha Taruni at Hyderabad on 19th December.

GAA 2017 Print Media Awards January, 2018

       

On 10th December,  Successfully launched the Media protocols to the journalist when they are writing articles and special stories on Victims of Human Trafficking. This book was released by Sri. Budda Prasad AP Deputy Speaker, Padmasri Turlapati Kutumba rao Senior Journalist Editor, Sri Ambati Anjaneyulu IJF national Vice President, Sri. Brahamiah Journalist Union Leader and SCPCR Members Sri Gandhi Babu, Sri Sannasi Appa Rao, and Smt Padmalatha, CWC Krishna dist Chairperson Sri Nagesh attended as guests...
After launching they distributed GAA 2017 Print Media Awards to the Journalist friends at TANA bhavan, Vijayawada on the occasion of International Human Rights Day..








Health Awareness January, 2018

Health Properties of Tomatoes

A tomato is a nutrient-dense superfood that offers benefit to a range of bodily systems. Its nutritional content supports healthful skin, weight loss, and heart health.
Despite the popularity of tomatoes, it was only 200 years ago that they were thought to be poisonous in the United States (U.S.) This is likely to be because the plant belongs to the toxic nightshade family.
Tomatoes are now the fourth most popular fresh-market vegetable behind potatoes, lettuce, and onions. This article will examine their powerful health benefits, nutritional content, ways to include more tomatoes in the diet, and the risks of tomato consumption. Eating lots of tomatoes, any way you can, is a great thing. This fruit that acts like a vegetable is loaded with health properties.
Fast facts on tomatoes

·         Including tomatoes in the diet can help protect against cancer, maintain healthy blood pressure, and reduce blood glucose in people with diabetes.
·         Tomatoes contain key carotenoids such as lutein and lycopene. These can protect the eye against light-induced damage.
·         Eat more tomatoes by adding them to wraps or sandwiches, sauces, or salsas. Alternatively, eat them cooked or stewed, as these preparation methods can boost the availability of key nutrients.
·         Tomatoes are in the top ten fruits and vegetables for containing levels of pesticide residue. Wash tomatoes before eating.

Possible health benefits of tomatoes

Cancer, Blood pressure, Heart health, Diabetes, Constipation, Eye health, Skin, Pregnancy



Nutritional content

Tomatoes are packed with nutrients.
One cup of chopped or sliced raw tomatoes contains:

32 calories (kcal), 170.14 g of water, 1.58 g of protein, 2.2 g of fiber, 5.8 g of carbohydrate,
0         g cholesterol
Tomatoes also have a wealth of vitamin and mineral content, including:

18 g of calcium, 427 mg of potassium, 43 mg of phosphorus, 24.7 mg of vitamin C, 1499 international units (IU) of vitamin A

Tomatoes also contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including :
alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene, lutein

               The cooking of tomatoes appears to increase the availability of key nutrients, such as the carotenoids lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Stewed tomatoes provide more lutein and zeaxanthin than sun-dried tomatoes and raw cherry tomatoes.

Here are 10 reasons why you should have tomatoes in your kitchen and pantry:
1.       Tomatoes contain all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. These carotenoids may have individual benefits, but also have synergy as a group (that is, they interact to provide health benefits).
2.       In particular, tomatoes contain awesome amounts of lycopene,thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids.
3.       Tomatoes and broccoli have synergy that may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.One study showed that prostate tumors grew much more slowly in rats that were fed both tomato and broccoli powder than in rats given lycopene as a supplement or fed just the broccoli or tomato powder alone.
4.       A diet rich in tomato-based products may help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study from The University of Montreal. The researchers found that lycopene (provided mainly by tomatoes) was linked to a 31% reduction in pancreatic cancer risk between men with the highest and lowest intakes of this carotenoid.
5.       Tomatoes contain all three high-powered antioxidants:beta-carotene (which has vitamin A activity in the body), vitamin E, and vitamin C. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report, What We Eat in America, noted that a third or us get too little vitamin C and almost half get too little vitamin A.
6.       Tomatoes are rich in potassium, a mineral most of us don't get enough of. A cup of tomato juice contains 534 milligrams of potassium, and 1/2 cup of tomato sauce has 454 milligrams.
7.       When tomatoes are eaten along with healthier fats, like avocado or olive oil, the body's absorption of the carotenoid phytochemicals in tomatoes can increase by two to 15 times, according to a study from Ohio State University.
8.       Tomatoes are a big part of the famously healthy Mediterraneandiet. Many Mediterranean dishes and recipes call for tomatoes or tomato paste or sauce. Some recent studies, including one from The University of Athens Medical School, have found that people who most closely follow the Mediterranean diet have lower death rates from heart disease and cancer. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, who followed more than 39,000 women for seven years, found that consumption of oil- and tomato-based products -- particularly tomato and pizza sauce -- was associated with cardiovascular benefits.
9.       When breastfeeding moms eat tomato products, it increases the concentration of lycopenein their breast milk. In this case, cooked is best. The researchers also found that eating tomato products like tomato sauce increased concentrations of lycopene in breast milk more than eating fresh tomatoes did.
10.   Tomato peels contribute a high concentration of the carotenoids found in tomatoes. The amount of carotenoids absorbed by human intestinal cells was much greater with tomato paste enriched with tomato peels compared to tomato paste without peels, according to a study from Marseille, France. The tomato skin also holds most of the flavonols (another family of phytochemicals that includes quercetin and kaempferol) as well. So to maximize the health propertiesof tomatoes, don't peel them if you can help it!


If you want to know about Breastfeeding, Please go through below link,

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/nursing-basics#1





Hamsaladeevi Beach – The Black River Terminus January, 2018

Hamsaladeevi – The Black River Terminus
Beginning her journey from the breathtaking Western Ghats and flowing through dense Nallamala hills, the Krishna river is the life giver to the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Andhra Pradesh, after a 1300 km journey, the Krishna finally meets the Bay of Bengal and that’s where we were headed from Machilipatnam, to Hamsaladeevi to see the river merge with the sea.

Get in
Hamsaladeevi is a village in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as "Swan Island". Hamsaladeevi can be reached by Bus from Vijayawada to Avanigadda which is the nearest big town. From here to Hamsala Deevi is 24km and other 4 km to Beach.(Sagara Sangamam is sea shore side 2km)



Get around
One can see the beauty of the River Krishna which merges in to SEA (Sagara Sangamam) at Palakayi Tippa. This place can be reached by road and the actual 'Sagara Sangamam' (confluence with the ocean) is a few kilometers away and can also be reached by road. The road ends at a beach (3 km from Palakayi Tippa) and one needs to travel further along the beach (not very safe late in the evening during the high tide) for about 2 km before reaching the confluence point.
There is a sign warning people not go more than a few meters into the water (the water at that point is apparently 30 feet deep) - there are cement pillars erected to indicate the safe area.

See
There is a building erected near the point and if one climbs it for a bird's-eye view, one can clearly see the river dumping water(of a slightly different color) and soil into the sea (which looks very blue in the afternoon sun). The confluence (along with the swans on the beach) is a visual treat for anybody who loves nature and it offers a deep spiritual experience for the religiously inclined

Do
There is also an old Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) temple at Hamsaladeevi. People celebrate 'Magha Pournami' (February) as a holy day. That day 'Anna daanam' (food-donation) is done for who ever comes to visit this place.
A prayer at Venugopala Swamy Temple in Hamsala Deevi and the 4-km trek from there to the beach give many of them a life-changing experience.



Careers in Engineering January, 2018


1.      My parents have pressurized me to join ECE course even-though I am interest in CSE. What should I have to do?
      Ans:  It is always better if parents prefer student choice to pursue any Engineering branch. There are two reasons behind this. Firstly, is you can select any branch as all branches have equal opportunities. Secondly, if the student has interest he can able to succeed well in his chosen area. It is better to slide over the interested branch or in case can’t be done, then try to learn the selected branch slowly with sheer hard work and remember to read any branch with enthusiasm without difficulty.


2.      What are the “Core branches in Engineering”? Should I have to prefer always or join “core branches” to study?
Ans: There is no such word called “core branch”. It is one of the misconception and a blunder mistake usually people do. Even the Professors of engineering are classifying Engineering in to “Core branches and Non-core branches”. The meaning of core branches is ECE,EEE,Mech, Civil and CSE, which is not true. All branches of Engineering are core and are equally important. One should know and learn that BTech/BE has many specializations. The most popular ones chosen by students or preferred are those mentioned above. The preference was given to those branches as they have jobs established in Government sector since from many years. But the present scenario was changed. Many companies were established, more manpower is required and the jobs in every branch are available.

3.      In Intermediate examinations, I have scored maximum marks with 10/10 GPA but I have failed in my First year exams of BTech (CSE) in Engineering Physics subject. Why I could not able to pass and how can I rectify myself?

Ans: It happened because most of students have the culture of “by- heart study” in Intermediate study. Many corporate colleges have made students without any application knowledge. One should learn by analyzing the subject and writing on their own sentence formation.There is no proper development of students with respect to Writing, Listeneing, Speaking and Reading skills in Intermediate/10th class education in India. On the other hand Engineering Education is quite different which require subject analyzation. You have to refer and read different text books for each subject, prepare notes on your own and produce it in the examination.


4.      What are the methods to score maximum marks in Engineering?
Ans: In Engineering as told one needs to prepare a note on your own referring different text books. Never refer All in One books. Improve your Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading skills in that appropriate subject and topic. Then review the topics, give seminar on the subject in the class room. Refer journals and internet material (online books only) on different topics. There should be “Intellectual Knowledge” improvement to be required in Engineering. Subject Intellectuality gives you strong foundation. It should be connected to lab experiments too.  

5.      The experiments performed in the lab by me are not properly understandable. I am forgetting the previous semester lab experiments and the subject too. How to overcome this problem?
Ans: Irrespective of schooling and intermediate education, Engineering requires Lab experiments to do and implement. It is equally important along with subject knowledge. Most of the students neglect but it is the area where most of them do the mistake. Always hone your lab skills and do the experiments with your instructor help. Review and revise the experiments in every semester or at home. This will improve your application knowledge; this is what the Engineer requires. This will ease the projects to be performed in the last year of Engineering Course and also while doing the job.   

For further Q&A or Career Counselling Please contact/email me on zahoor.pharoah6@gmail.com    



MOBILE HEALTH CAMP January, 2018


THE choking fumes from burning rubbish fill the lungs of tiny children 24 hours a day in the most inhospitable working environment anywhere in India.
As if malnutrition, stunted growth, life-threatening disease and total absence of medical care were not enough, families scratching a meagre existence on the Vijayawada dump simply have no escape from the poisonous smoke which constantly hangs in the air.
Children and adults alike nevertheless go about their daily business of foraging though every fresh lorryload of waste for plastic and scraps of metal to sell for recycling, oblivious to the damage they are doing to themselves.
Shortened life expectancy is an occupational hazard for the rag-pickers of Vijayawada dump.
They appear to accept their 'untouchable' status as Tribals and Dalits - the bottom of the food chain, the ostracised, the outcasts of Indian society, powerless, it seems, to escape the clutches of generational poverty.
Untouchability was made illegal in post-independence India, and Dalits substantially empowered, but, like the new-found wealth from a booming Indian economy, this has not filtered down to the most impoverished, the most downtrodden of all.
Shoury Babu Rebba, founder of KISES (Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society), feels it is his duty to stand up for these marginalised people, coming as he does from a lower middle-class background.
Being a Dalit himself, he has experienced all kinds of social discrimination and economic backwardness ever since his childhood; and it was this experience that motivated him to work for the redressal of socio-economic evils.
His stated aim is to establish a just society, wherein the poor and the marginalised can enjoy equality, fraternity and justice.



During December, despite personal concerns over the health of a hospitalized family member, he has given his free time to deliver meals and gifts to city slum dwellers, while establishing a mobile school which offers a glimmer of hope to the children of the dump.
Most recently of all, he carried out a health camp at the remote dump yard, the results of which confirmed all fears about the medical condition of those living and working on the mountains of smouldering waste.
Doctors were not keen to travel from the city, but a local medic agreed to join the small KISES team. Health checks were given to adults and children alike and the stark reality was that EVERY patient was found to be in poor health and in need of medication, distributed free by KISES.
Once medicines had been handed out, meals and clean clothing were provided for the children, who were also excited to receive some early Christmas gifts in the form of toys, sweets, colouring books and pencils.
But the real gift for these previously uncared-for people will come with the addition of skills training for young adults and the continuation of the mobile programme providing food, education and healthcare.
For more information about KISES please visit www.kisesindia.com

Poetry January, 2018

I want to be a sky…
I want to reach sky…
It seems so close meeting its lover ocean
Yet so far for me to reach…
With different hues so same as my moods
Can’t it bend for me?
Sure can, if I say so …

I Want to meet sky…
Mingle with rest of the stars
Some sparkle, some don’t
Hide some, reveal some
Reckless of their identity
Consuming my entity… 

I Want to touch sky…
Is it velvety like a star studded saree?
Caress of a mother…?
Warmness of a dear one…?
Melancholy of a heart…?
Softness of a compassionate hand…?

I Want to feel sky…
With so much music inside it
Wish to explore it
With bare hands
And love that is so rare now-a-days
like a rainbow occasional

I want to be sky…
to come down and caress
who wish to reach me
from wheelchairs, walkers…
helpless…despondent
for the seen and heard sky

for a caress and a  real care !!


--Written by Sai Padma

Bitcoin January, 2018

Bitcoin has been the trending topic in the financial market. The value of the Bitcoin has been increasing day by day, Japanese claim that this is legal currency and where as other countries believe it is as a Fraud business.Before analysing, let me enlighten you with the topic.
                          Bitcoin is a virtual currency or cryptocurrency that works on a peer-to-peer basis which was invented in 2009 by   SATOSHI NAKAMOTOand the identity is anonymous till date. There are many other coins invented after bitcoin like Litecoin, Peercoin, Feather coin and Ethereumetc .These are called as Altcoins or Alternative coins.
                         Bitcoins has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another in the form of transaction and allows to save money in the Bitcoin Wallet. But the whole process continues without the permission of central bank or the government. This system completely depends on cryptography to control the creation of the currency. While no authority controls the generation of the coins or tracks them, the system itself is designed in such a way that the network maintains a complete data of transaction history of each user record of every transaction as well as tracking issuance of the currency.
Bitcoin actually works on blockchain. Blockchain is a ledger ,which stores all the transactions of bitcoin. In the blockchain, a copy of the ledger file is shared between thousands of participants globally, also called miners. Even you can become a miner by simply downloading the open source bitcoin software. New bitcoin transactions are added in the blockchain by a consensus of a majority of the miners. People do mining because they receive new created bitcoins in return for their efforts. Once a transaction is entered in the blockchain, it can never be erased or modified.
                             Many large companies are accepting bitcoins as a legitimate source of funds. They allow their online products to be bought with bitcoins. With the extreme facilitation of transfer and earning of bitcoins, it would be a mistake not to accept these new-found online coins as cash. With a fluctuating value, the funds can either help or hurt the company. Companies like Wikipedia , Microsoft ,Wordpress.com and many more are accepting this digital currency as a payment.
                         Recently, bitcoin future began trading on 10th of Dec  as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major US exchange.Another large futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading its own futures on 18 December but will use a composite of several bitcoin prices across a handful of exchanges.
                       A debate is raging on the merits of such currencies. Some say they serve merely to facilitate money laundering and illicit, anonymous payments. Others say they can be helpful methods of payment, such as in crisis situations where national currencies have collapsed.  

                                                                                                By Moqtar Ali 

Knowledge of Life January,, 2018

                         The Knowledge of the world around, the knowledge of self, the knowledge of interaction of the self with the world is the basic division of knowledge. All this comprises of the knowledge of life. I would love to minimize my explanation of the knowledge and intellectual understanding of it and initiate into the process of finding this knowledge called Life. Life of Human, is it just from the day we were born to  the day we die, is it just the family and society the human lives in this world, the mysteries and chemistries of the world, the nature around it and the coexistence with it or Life of Human, is the question of where it came from, where I am travelling towards, what is beyond death, who created me, why was I created. Life is a beautiful abstract created or evolved as you want to call it based on your beliefs. Or if you are a seeker know from Life itself. Like I always try to know from life itself. How do we reach to this knowledge. Finding and observing life. Life in me is proved by the breathe that came inside me and stays until I die. The knowledge of my life is hidden in that breathing method. The mind, Intellect, the soul, Intelligence and the body, physical being has so much knowledge hidden inside it. There are different methods to know yourself logicians would want to cut open and see the working of it, seekers just go inside through contemplation and believers turn towards god for answers.Human is all in one logician, seeker and believer. Scientists, Artists and Saintly people reach out to their complete potential to reach to this knowledge. A scientist is definitely a seeker and a believer, an artist is definitely a logician and a believer and a saint is definitely a seeker and a logician. So every human is a polymath in his complete potential.
                       I would love to share a story as through stories I have learnt to express my knowledge of everything. I was sitting in my balcony one day and was observing around when I  saw the pot in my green garden giving a glow of yellow. I was so happy to observe the plant I was watering for last one week has given a bud of flower. I just admired it's beauty and could see the thorns around it giving the flower a path to grow. I just sat there and philosophized the happening. I was keen to see what this plant was going to teach me in next few days. I was observant every day. Two days passed and the flower had fully grown and was spreading it's fragrance around. I was also one of its benefactors. Two more days passed and it slowly started withering. I was sad for its passing away. I could see how the flower has grown and done its job and was slowly dying. Next day morning when I woke up I saw another bud blooming and I was happy again for that bud has arrived but there was also a tinge of pain for the old flowers falling down. It fell into the mud and started drying. I was happy for the new flower and momentarily the old flowers passing away gave me a slight worry. But when it fell and started drying in the mud it came from I could visualize its purpose fulfilled. If the garden would have been public there would have been multiple people learning from it. Then in few days the other flowered withered too and in its place few new leaves started merging with a hope that there will be more flowers.
As a philosopher, artist or storyteller I was able to see one kind of knowledge emerging out of a life. Similarly if other kind of observers see the same life they would come up with their versions of knowledge, botany in it, morphology, aromachology, and what not.


           I admire the way life teaches different people differently so everything we learn is a part of life's teachings. Experiences, Circumstances, Choices, Decisions, Social Responsibility, Birth and Death, War and Peace, Evil and Good, Sadness and Joy, Greed and Satisfaction etc. The Life has made me one kind and I would become what my heart likes, what god likes, what my moral being accepts. What are you? How are you dealing with your life and it's challenges, how is life treating you, what has it taught you, why not learn life from teachers and guides who know it better than you. Life is one book which has all knowledge. To know it let us learn from different teachers and give our life our own meaning which will fulfill our purpose of existence. And while doing all this one thing that I remind you from my life's teachings, "Never hurt a heart, that is where love resides and love is god, love is discoverable truth, love is infinite art."


"Ishq hai dil ki dhadkan wo zindagi hai, wo lamhdud fan wahi haq wo bandagi hai."                                                                                                                                                           

INSPIRATIONAL PERSON - VALLABHANENI SATYANARAYANA January, 2018


Vallabhaneni satyanarayana General secretary and founder of Active Bicyclers Association and a Journalist.
Mr.V.Satyanarayana took part in many trekking missions nationwide organized by the Youth Hostels Association of India. He also participated in the 200 KM adventurous cycling organized by the YHA( in Leh. Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir in
August - September, 2007.This was the yatra that provided inspiration tier start of the cycling mission. He was one of the
participants in the 100-member adventurous cycling mission organized fromKulu Manali to South Pole via Rohtang Pass and 1,ch covering 600 km, going up 17500 feet height. These were the missions that inspired him to take up promotion of cycling as a pride among the young generation.
                
                         The ACTIVE BICYLERS ASSOCIATION (ABA), are a group of youth actively engaged in promoting cycling as a pride with environmental and health consciousness. Launched on 09.09.09 and registered with the Andhra Pradesh government (registrations department) in 2010, ABA is also affiliated to Nehru Yuva Kendra, Vijayawada (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India) and Krishna District Youth Welfare Department (Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Youth Services).




National Mission of Active Bicyclers Association :

    Our mission is to spread the “cycle for health” message while also learning and experiencing the variety things at different places in the country. All through our journey, we convey and explain our appeals to the local officials with a request to take up the movement, join the movement and support the movement.

MISSION
Their new mission is to cycle from Kanyakumari to Kashmir (Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir), thus covering the entire country.


Activities of Active Bicyclers Association :
They have conducted many cycling missions involving students, youths and some VIPs.
1.      
        Vijayawada city to Hyderabad city in Andhra Pradesh cycling with a participation of 20 members - most of them students — covering 300 kilometers in 2009.
2.       Vijayawada city to Guntur city in Andhra Pradesh with a participation of 17 members on 17th and 18th January 2010, covering 100 kilometers to and fro.
3.       Vijayawada city to Chirala town in Prakasam district with a participation of 20 members from February 12 to 15th, covering 220 kilometers to and fro.
4.       Cycle rally within Vijayawada city with 20 participants to mark the Science Day celebrations on February 28th, 2010,   covering 20 km. Founder and president of Jana Vignana Vedika, Dr. Murali and Dr. Brahrna Reddy participated in cycling after formally inaugurating.
5.       A cycle rally from Vijayawada city to Nuzvidu town in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh with 17 members on March 13 and 14, covering 120 kilometers.
6.       Cycle rally within Vijayawada city with a participation of 25 members on 11th April, 2010,. covering 25 kilometers. Encouraged by the response, Hon'ble District Minister K Parthasarathy cycled for some distance after formally inaugurating the rally.
7.       Cycle rally in Vijayawada in Krishna district and Tadepalli in Guntur district on 22nd April, 2010, to mark the earth day celebrations. A total 100 participated in the 50 km rally.
8.       Cycle rally within Vijayawada city to mark the World Environment Day on June 5. with a participation of 25 members for 20 kilometers.
9.       Cycle Rally for 25 kilometers in Vijayawada jayawada city involving 40 students from famous Loyola College on July 10, 2010. Lawyer Ch Ajay Kumar, who is the president of Bezwada Bar Association) also participated in cycling.
10.    30 km cycle rally within Vijayawada city, beginning from NTR University of Health Sciences, involving 25 students from Abhyasa School, Vijayawada. Then vice-chancellor of the University of Health Sciences, Professor AV Krishnam Raju inaugurated the rally and participated in cycling for some time as a token of encouragement and inspired the participants.
1    To create traffic awareness among people in Vijayawada, we collaborated with students of the city police and the SRR and CVR Government Junior and Degree Colleges and organized cycle rally with 35 participants for 25 kilometers.
12.    On Telugus famous Dussera festival from 13th to 15th October, 2010, a cycle rally was conducted from Vijayawada city to Buddhist town of Amaravati in Guntur district, with 20 participants, covering nearly 100 kilometers.
13.    To mark the Libraries' week celebrations in November 2010, a cycle rally was organized within Vijayawada city covering about 25 kilometers on November 17,2010, with a unique slogan: "Cycle for health and environment and use libraries to enhance your knowledge".                            

                                                                                                                      Rizwan Syed