Friday, February 23, 2018

Ranveer Singh at Premier league conference











Commemorative Postage Stamp and Book Release Function on B Nagi Reddy







23rd February, 2018 – Vijaya Group of Hospitals (Unit of Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust) held a grand function at Chennai on the occasion of unveiling of the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Shri B.Nagi Reddi, its Founder. The release of the Stamp was done in the August presence of the Chief Guest – Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India and Guest of Honour – Thiru Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu. The programme was graced by many senior members of the film fraternity and healthcare industry. On this special occasion, a book on Shri B.Nagi Reddi was also released.

The Commemorative Postage Stamp was released by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, The Hon’ble Vice President of India. Thiru.Banwarilal Purohit; The Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu released the book ‘The Legend - Shri B.Nagi Reddi’ on the same day. This book edited by Late Shri B.Venugopal Reddi (Son of Shri B.Nagi Reddi) and co-edited by Smt.B.Bharathi Reddy (Trustee & CEO – Vijaya Group of Hospitals) is a compilation of the key incidences in the life of a great man – Shri B.Nagi Reddi.

The Hon’ble Vice President of India highlighted the contributions of Shri B.Nagi Reddi to the society. In his speech, the Hon’ble Vice President congratulated the Management of Vijaya Group of Hospitals for having carried forward the legacy of the Founder.

The Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu spoke about how Shri B.Nagi Reddi’s life in itself would be an inspiration for many given the kind of personality he was.
This grand function was held at Hotel Green Park in Chennai. The Dignitaries among many included Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu - Hon’ble Vice President of India, Thiru. Banwarilal – Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. D.Jayakumar - Minister for Fisheries and Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Shri M.Sampath – Chief Post Master General, Tamil Nadu and Shri AV.M.Saravanan – AVM Productions. The other dignitaries from Vijaya Group of Hospitals who graced the diaz included Shri B.Venkatrama Reddy – Managing Trustee (Designate), Smt.B.Bharathi Reddy – Trustee & CEO, Smt.B.Vasundhara – Trustee & Shri B.Viswanatha Reddi – Chief Administrative Officer.

The multifaceted personality, Shri B. Nagi Reddi, at once an eminent publisher, successful film producer, philanthropist and a great lover of humanity, was born on 1st December, 1912 as the second child of Bommi Reddy Narasimha Reddy and Erukulamma, in the village Pottipadu, in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. Initially, he took care of his father’s onion export business, but his elder brother B. N. Reddy was instrumental in getting him involved in the film industry. Taking over from him the management of Vauhini Studios in 1948, he developed it as the largest studio in South East Asia, in less than 10 years. The Telugu film ‘Shavukaru’ was the first film produced by him under the banner of Vijaya Productions. The story for this first film of his was provided by Shri Chakrapani, who became his friend philosopher and guide in later years. This exemplary collaboration heralded the golden era in the world of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi cinema.
Starting his career as a letter press printer in 1944, he chose to join hands with Shri Chakrapani and extended his activity into publishing a socio-political monthly,
'Andhra Jyothi' in Telugu in 1945. He later established one of India’s largest offset printing presses, Prasad Process, which was then the only plant in India specialising in printing large size 24 sheet integrated hoarding posters. No wonder that Prasad Process was classified as an ‘A’ class printer in South India, winning the maximum number of awards from the Government of India for excellence in printing.

Conceptualized by B. Nagi Reddi and his friend Chakrapani, the monthly children's magazine ‘Chandamama’ was launched in the year 1947, the year our nation won independence, with the idea of making the children of India learn, think and dream together, despite their different mother tongues. Soon it became a household name. Besides English and Sinhalese, Chandamama was published in 14 Indian languages – Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Gurumukhi (Punjabi), Sindhi and Santhali (a tribal language). Chandamama also had a Braille edition in four languages for the visually impaired, distributed free.

As an emerging entrepreneur he held several high positions.

- President, All India Master Printers' Federation for three terms.

- President, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce for three terms.

- President, Film Federation of India for two terms.

- Chairman, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board.


B. Nagi Reddi's dynamism could not be contained in all these achievements and the numerous accolades he received. His great aspiration was to provide "quality medical service at affordable cost to the society'. His vision led to the establishment of Vijaya Hospital in 1972 which was one of the first multispecialty hospitals in Chennai. With initial bed strength of 30, the hospitals have now grown over 600 beds under the banner of Vijaya Medical and Educational Trust.

Vijaya Group of Hospitals is now one of the largest healthcare providers in South India and one of the most trusted Medical institutions. The Trust encompasses Vijaya Hospital, Vijaya Health Centre, Vijaya Heart Foundation and Vijaya Eye Foundation.

He was perhaps the first person in India from a non-medical background to start a multispecialty hospital, giving employment to hundreds. He never indulged in making private profit from any initiative that he undertook. He always considered the good it could do for the public.

Shri B. Nagi Reddi has won a number of awards including the most prestigious one, the Dada Saheb Phalke Award by the Government of India and 'Raghupathi Venkiah Award' by the A.P. Government in the year 1987. He received the ‘Kalaimamani’ award by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1973, 'Johannes Gutenberg Fellow' from All India Master Printers' Federation in 1978. 'TMA Pai Award' by Academy of General Education of Manipal. Besides, he received D.Lit (Honoris Causa) from Sri Venkateswara University in 1982 and Sri Krishnadevaraya University, in 1990.

It has been aptly observed that from the down-to-earth ventures to the realm of fantasy - he turned into gold whatever he touched.

Lyricist Vairamuthu Visits the Shooting Spot of Udhayanidhi Stalin's Kane Kalaimaane




Sometimes, certain presence itself becomes an ornamental adornment for few movies. Such could be the ever cherishing involvement of Lyricist Vairamuthu upon Seenu Ramasamy films. The legendary lyricist shares an unconditional bonding with the filmmaker that he visits the shooting sets of his movies frequently. In fact, their combinations have always streaked an unbreakable series of National recognitions. The phenomenal instance has occurred again with Vairamuthu visiting the sets of Seenu Ramasamy’s Kanne Kalaimaane. The film featuring Udhayanidhi Stalin and Tamannaah in lead roles started rolling before few weeks. 

With the shoot happening full swing across the backdrops of Vaadi Patti, Vairamuthu wowed the entire team with his surprise visit. 

Much exhilarated over his presence, National award winning filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy says, “My respect and reverence for Vairamuthu sir has been beyond the professional context. His poetic verses and lyrical showpieces have influenced and inspired me personally as well. To work with such a legend is indeed an award winning experience. But his graceful and intense involvement in my previous films had escalated its standard to a greater magnitude. With his clock ticking with lyrical innovations and unceasing poetries, his gesture of spending time with us propelled more enthusiasm upon Kanne Kalaimaane.” 

Udhayanidhi Stalin on his part adds, “I would say it isn’t just a visit, but a blessing to share moments with such a great wizard. Despites his greatest achievements across long journey, his childlike curiosity and goodwill nature to encourage others keeps rejuvenating his works. I would say that his visit to our sets has spread out the positive vibrations completely.”

Arvind Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, MA&UD inspected the Charminar Pedestrian Project and various other related works today at Charminar areas with all the senior officials of various Govt., Heads of the Departments




Arvind Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, MA&UD inspected the Charminar Pedestrian Project and various other related works today at Charminar areas with all the senior officials of various Govt., Heads of the Departments. While on inspection the Principal Secretary directed the officials and said that the shops in the Charminar area must have a uniform display boards with heritage background to safeguard the historic monuments in Hyderabad Old City.
The Principal Secretary said that the changes will be brought as a part of Charminar Pedestrian Project in Laad Bazar in phase-1 and also stated that a team of officials would shortly be sent to Isthambul, Turkey to study the integration, synergisation  of Architecture, Heritage pedestranisation, Transport and Tourism.
The Principal Secretary said that the Charminar Pedestrian Project is costing around Rs. 35 crores and the works are in progress  as per the directions of the Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD the Principal Secretary has visited to inspect the ongoing works of the CPP Project today, directions were given to the concerned officials to remove flexies, banners, hoardings of various nature on priority in the surrounds of the project and also to provide modernized streetlights, in and around the project area.
The Principal Secretary said that the NTPC has provided funds of Rs. 9 crores for Swachh Iconic Project on the same lines he requested the NTPC authorities to look in to the development of the Laad Bazar areas also. He further directed the officials concerned to replace the open man hole covers immediately near Sardarmahal and surrounding areas.
Sri Srinivas Reddy, ZC (South), Sri Mohan Naik, Chief Engineer, State Road Development Corporation, Sri Srinivas Rao, CPP, Project Director, Sri Dathupanth, S.E, and senior officials have participated in the visit.
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Proper Utilisation of Sevakulu Will Enhance Quality of Srivari Seva - TTD Eo

Tirumala, 23 February 2018: To extract qualitative services from Srivari Sevakulu, rationalisation will help to enhance their services, said, TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal.

A three-hour long review meeting by EO along with Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju on Srivari Seva services utilisation by user departments was held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday.

After power point presentation by Vigilance, Annaprasadam, Temple and other departments, the EO has studied department wise requirement of sevakulu for normal and peak days. "We want qualitative services from sevakulu and not quantitative. The rationalisation by all the user departments will help to extract qualitative services from sevakulu", he said.

The EO also directed the PRO to widely publicize individual online registration of Srivari Seva for three day and four day services also to encourage educated and employed youth, NRIs etc. to take part in service through promos in SVBC.

CVSO A Ravikrishna, DyEOs Harindranath, Sreedhar, Balaji, Smt Nagaratna, Health Officer Dr Sharmista, VSO Ravindra Reddy, SO



Venugopal, PRO Dr T Ravi were also present.

Sri Venkateswara Music College Student Shines at National Yuvajanotsavam

Tirupati, 23 February 2018: V Lakmi student of TTDs SV Music and Dance college bagged second prize by thrilling performances of her Venu Vadyam at the national yuvajanotsavam hosted by the Ranchi university, Jharkhand.

The first year B. Music student attended the national event with support of her teachers and won the coveted honor. In her feat Lakshmi was supported by Harish onmrudangam and Nagraj on Ghatam.

The TTD DEO Ramachandra and principal of college Smt YVS Padmavati felicitated Kum Lakmi.

Speaking on the occasion the DEO said the TTD would extend all support to students to perform. Everyone shouts take lesson from Lakshmi achievement to strive and excel in performance and display his or her skills.

Among others Anantakrishna, Sudhakar,

Ramesh and SD Shankar of SV Music College participated.