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Vijay Deverakonda Becomes Co-Owner of Hyderabad Black Hawks

Actor Vijay Deverakonda, the young superstar who has a phenomenal fan following across the country and a recipient of several awards including a Filmfare Award, Nandi Award, and SIIMA Award, has become a co-owner of the Hyderabad Black Hawks, one of India's top professional volleyball teams and the sole representative of the Telugu states. 

Mr. Deverakonda, well known for his roles in Pelli Choopulu and Arjun Reddy, will also be the brand ambassador for the Black Hawks, with appearances and promotions aimed to take the team beyond the league matches and bring it before a global audience. 
Mr. Abhishek Reddy Kankanala, the principal owner of the Black Hawks, said, "We are excited to have Vijay joining us, both as a co-owner and a brand ambassador. He brings a new perspective into the mix that can really push our brand to the next level, and advance our organization a massive step towards achieving our vision as THE team that represents the spirit and culture of Telugu people across the world. We are thrilled about what is to come.
“Mr. Deverakonda, reflecting on all the discussions leading up to this monumental partnership, said, "The Black Hawks is more than just another sports team. To all of us, who proudly display our Telugu heritage, it is a representative of the Telugu people, and a symbol of our spirit and strength. I will do whatever it takes to take our team and our brand to all parts of India and beyond.
"On the subject of where the Black Hawks is going, the pair said, "Our goal is our people — to elevate their lives on every level. [Prime Volleyball League] matches are only the start. It is our vision to take volleyball to all corners of the country, to all ages, all genders, all backgrounds, and all levels of athleticism. We want to empower our rural communities the same way as our cities, and level the playing field for all of our children. We want volleyball to be more than just a sport — we want to transform it into something that can help and benefit everyone.
“The RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23 is a privately owned Indian professional volleyball league with eight teams from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Calicut, Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. 
The inaugural season of the league was a huge success. Simultaneously broadcasted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, the matches generated a cumulative television viewership of 41 million and streaming viewership of 43 million. In addition, the season garnered over 5 million fan engagements across various digital platforms, as well as forming massive regional connections on social media platforms, such as Share Chat and Moj. 
The upcoming second season of the league, featuring 31 matches running from the 4th of February to the 5th of March, will be broadcasted in India exclusively by Sony Sports Network on Sony Sports Ten 1, 3, and 4, and can be streamed live on Sony LIV. Internationally, the matches will be streamed by Volleyball World, the commercial arm of volleyball's global governing body, Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).
The Hyderabad Black Hawks is a professional men's volleyball team based in Hyderabad, known for its younger average age, unrelenting energy, and a penchant for thinking beyond the script. Led by the vision of its principal owner, Abhishek Reddy Kankanala, the team earned its reputation through solid on-court performances and extravagant off-court fan engagements. The Black Hawks was a semifinalist during the inaugural season, knocked out by the Ahmedabad Defenders in an electrified match right down to the wire. 
Abhishek Reddy Kankanala is an innovator and entrepreneur, based in Hyderabad, with over 20 years of experience in directing successful businesses, and currently operating multiple sports teams, logistic companies, and more. In addition to the Hyderabad Black Hawks, he is also the principal owner of the Bengaluru Raptors, a two-time world champion of the Premier Badminton League, and the DevPixel Devils of the Telangana Premier Golf League.
 Vijay Devarakonda a young indian superstar who broke-through with incredible performances in Telugu cinema now does cinema nationally. He is also a serial entrepreneur- Alongside the BlackHawks Hyderabad conservatory team Vijay owns his own streetwear fashion line Rowdy, a Theater Multiplex “AVD”, co-owner of regional digital Platform AHA and a movie production house King of the Hill entertainment.

TTD Contemplates A Naval Anti-Drone System (NADS)

 A Naval Anti-Drone System(NADS) is being contemplated to be introduced in Tirumala soon by TTD which instantly detects and jams micro drones said, TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy.

During the media briefing held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Monday, the EO said, the negotiations are going on with Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) over the procurement of NADS. "As a part of introducing a secured transportation mechanism for pilgrim luggage, TTD is going for a State of Art luggage tagging system which will come into force likely by this April end. "Akin to the Airport Model, we are going for RFID taggings to the luggage of pilgrims'', he added.

The EO explained that out of 396 TTD Kalyana Mandapams located across the country, the rentals of only 12 Kalyana Mandapams have been enhanced owing to the request of the devotees, by totally renovating the structure, providing A/C, furniture spending Rs.2.8cr etc. The tariffs of the remaining 384 Kalyana Mandapams are not hiked. He also informed the media about the world-class Museum coming up in Tirumala on donation basis by TATA constructions at Rs.150 crore which will be completed by December.

For the first time in the history of TTD, we have released a white paper on all 960 assets extending to an area of about 7,126 acres donated to TTD by various philanthropists for the information of the pilgrim public. Similarly, our bank deposits which were Rs. 13,025 crore in 2019 are now Rs. 15,938 crore while the gold deposits enhanced from 7,339 kilos to 10,258 kilos as per latest statistics. "These figures speak of the transparency in our administrative system and our commitment in discharging our duties and responsibilities for the benefit of devotees'', he asserted. 

The EO also put forth the various social welfare activities being operated by TTD with a special focus on health and education. "Besides various schools and colleges, we run specialized institutions like Deaf and Dumb school, polytechnic for physically handicapped, Poor home, old age home, orphanages etc.free of cost. Superspeciality hospitals like SVIMS, BIRRD, and Paediatric hospitals provide impeccable medical services to the needy and poor. A world class Oncology Institute will also come up by the end of this year", he said. 

JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, CEO SVBC Sri Shanmukh Kumar, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, GM IT Sri Sandeep and others were present.

2068 Temples Coming up Under Srinivsani Funds

 Sri Venkateswara Alaya Nirmana Trust(SRIVANI) was commenced by TTD in 2019 with an aim to construct small temples in SC, ST, BC, fishermen colonies and also to renovate the ancient temples as a part of TTD's mission of taking forward Hindu Sanatana Dharma in a big way, said TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy.

During a media conference arranged at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala, the EO elaborated on various issues which were misinterpreted on various social media platforms and by a section of media misleading the devotees. 

Condemning the allegations that SRIVANI Trusts are diverted to pay the salaries of TTD employees and also to state government programmes, he said, the funds from SRIVANI Trust are totally utilized in constructing temples in backward areas and in renovating the age-old temples across the state. 

Giving the statistics he said, at present 2068 temples are under construction in different stages which also includes temples in the states of Telangana, Karnataka and Pondicherry. In a phased manner we will extend the construction activity to other states also in future", he maintained.

Elaborating further he said, among these temples, 320 are being constructed with the co-operation of Samarasata Seva Foundation (SSF) at a cost of Rs.32 crore while the construction of another 932 temples will be taken up with AP Endowments department at Rs.100 crore approximately.

 "Besides, we have received another 667 applications which will be scrutinised and construction will be taken up accordingly. Apart from these temples, another 150 ancient temples are under innovation at a cost of Rs.130 crore.

The EO also said, for Dhoopa-Deepa-Naivedyam activities in these temples, TTD has released Rs. 12.50 crore. A local committee was also formed to look after the affairs of these temples and every month, the amount will be sent to the Committee's account. We also have a separate Account for SRIVANI Trust and Social Audit as well", he maintained.

TTD JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, CEO SVBC Sri Shanmukh Kumar, CE Sri Nageswara Rao and others were present.

Sri Kapileswara Swamy Vari Temple Brahmotsavams from 11th Feb to 20th Feb

The annual brahmotsavams in Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple will be observed between February 11-20 with Ankurarpanam on February 10.

Important days includes Dhwajarohanam on February 11 in the auspicious Meena Lagnam.

Nandi Vahanam on February 18 on the most important day of Maha Sivaratri.

Kalyanotsavam on February 19 and Trisula Snanam, Dhwajavarohanam on February 20.


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