Nellore to host 2019 National Games

Nellore is going to host the 37th National Games, the symbol of domestic supremacy in the country. Director of Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) Mr. Bandaru Hanumanth Rao said that the AP government was very happy when they heard the news about Andhra Pradesh being allotted the 2019 edition.

State administrators have decided to host the sports at Nellore. Director of SAAP explained that the IOA meeting had zeroed in on AP bid after Uttarakhand Government expressed its inability to host the games. AP government has also submitted its bid to host the 2019 edition by depositing Rs 50 lakh security amount. The SAAP chief said that they would deliver a qualitative and successful edition, the chief minister Mr. Naidu has been in the forefront of promotion of sports.

GVK Group to invest Rs 500 cr for healthcare facility at Sri City SEZ

Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Mr.Chandrababu Naidu has announced that GVK group which is engaged in hospitality , emergency medical care, life sciences, power , transportation and airports in India and abroad is planning to set up a health care facility at Sri City SEZ.

GVK is planning to invest Rs 500 crores for setting up this facility. It includes a medical college, emergency medical care centre and a research and development facility. It would also mark the entry of the GVK group in to the medical education sector.  The agreement between Sri City and GVK is likely to be signed in a couple of weeks.

The chief minister has also inaugurated several facilities at Sri City including one of the largest global facilities of Pepsi and also laid foundation stones for other industrial units – Cipy Pagel, KGI Clothing, Rexam, Vermeiren, Ayurvet, Power Gas, Brindco, Knocept Poly Pro, Be’Rollex, Beva Sillicones, and Godawari Udyog.

AAI team to visit Dagadarthi, Nellore


A team of officials from Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to visit Dagadarthi in Nellore district to assess the feasibility for establishing airports.  Minister for Municipal Administration, Mr P.Narayana said that the team will submit the report after assessing.

ISRO to test-fly GSLV-Mark III on December 18 2014

The GSLV-III or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, is a launch vehicle which is being developed by ISRO.  This will be an unmanned crew module, it will unleash India’s dream of sending its astronauts in to space come true.


ISRO scientists have been gearing up for the test launch of GSLV-MK III, on December 18th , the heaviest among Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle versions. ISRO director M.Y.S Prasad had said the launch is intended to test the atmospheric characteristics and stability of the updated rocket on its way up.

It would also carry the CARE (Crew-module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment) Module and also study the crew module on its re-entry in to the atmosphere.

CARE will be separated from the GSLV Mk III rocket at an altitude of 126 km and a speed of 5300 m/s. It will enter a coast phase during which it will perform three axis control in order to ensure zero degree angle of attack at reentry.

The ballistic reentry will start from an altitude of about 80 km. From this altitude, the propulsion is shut down. The heat shield will experience temperatures around 1,000 degrees C and the capsule will experience decelerations of up to 13 g.

The crew module carries three stages of parachutes, all of which come in pairs. First, both 2.5-metre diameter pilot parachutes come out, followed by the 6.5-metre drogue parachutes, which cut the capsule’s velocity down to 50 m/s. Then both main parachutes are deployed at a height of about 5 km. These parachutes, each 31 metres in diameter, are the largest ever made in India.

CARE will splash down into the Bay of Bengal about 600 km from Port Blair in the Andaman Islands Immediately afterwards the main parachutes will be detached. CARE will be recovered by the India Coast Guards tracking its beacon signal. The entire duration of the experiment from launch to splash down is close to 1,140 seconds.

Nellore Medical College to start MBBS admissions this year

Medical Council of India (MCI) has permitted Nellore Medical College to start MBBS first year classes from this year. Disclosing this, Health minister, Kamineni Srinivas Rao said that admissions for Nellore Medical College will begin this year with 150 seats. This announcement will cherish the students who have taken EAMCET this year.

Nellore Medical College

In 2012 the Government has sanctioned Rs. 362 crore for the Teaching Hospital and Medical College in the sprawling premises of DSR Government Hospital spreading over 79.35 acres. Admissions will begin this year with 150 seats but enough infrastructure is being created to increase the strength to 250 per year.

Gunturu Seshendra Sharma – Yuga Kavi and Sahitya Ratna from Nellore

Gunturu Seshendra Sharma (గుంటూరు శేషేంద్ర శర్మ) (October 20, 1927 – May 30, 2007), also known as Yuga Kavi, was a Telugu poet, critic and litterateur. He is well known for his works Naa Desham Naa Prajalu and Kaala Rekha. He wrote over fifty works which have been translated into English, Kannada, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali and Greek.

Gunturu Seshendra Sharma spent his childhood in his ancestral home in Totapalli Guduru, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Seshendra Sharma graduated with a B.A. in Literature from the Andhra University and obtained his Law degree from the Madras University. He joined Andhra Pradesh State Government civil service in 1949 and retired as the Municipal Commissioner of Hyderabad.

When he was 18, Seshendra’s marriage was arranged to Janaki and they had two girls and two boys. Later in 1970 he married Indira Devi Dhanrajgir, an Anglo-Indian poetess. He lived with her at her Gyanbagh Palace in Hyderabad.

Seshendra’s first work in print appeared in 1952. It is the translation of Matthew Arnold’s Sohrab and Rustum, which is based upon the Persian Epic Shahnama. Initially he focused on poetry and occasionally worked on literary criticism. Seshendra’s first collection of prose-poems was entitled Sesha Jyotsna.

His magnum opus Naa Desham Naa Prajalu (My Country My People, Meri Dharti Mere Log) brought Seshendra prominence as one of the outstanding poets of India. It led to his nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004.

Seshendra Sarma is the second person to have been nominated for the Nobel Literature prize for his contribution to literary field from India, the first being Rabindranath Tagore.

Other Awards and Titles conferred on him:

  • 1994 Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu literature for his work Kaala Rekha – won
  • 1994 Honorary D.Litt by Telugu University
  • 1999 Central Sahitya Akademi fellowship for contribution to Telugu literature
  • 2001 Sahitya Ratna by Sri Ram Sahitya Mandal, Himachal Pradesh – won
  • Jnanpeeth award for contribution to Telugu literature – nominated
  • 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature for My Country, My People – nominated
  • 2004-2005 Hamsa Award by Andhra Pradesh State Government for contribution to Telugu literature – won
  • Rashtrendu (Moon of the Nation) by West Bengal State Government
  • Kalidas Samman by Madhya Pradesh State Government
  • Subrahmanya Ekta Award by Hindi Academy – won
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Puraskar – won
  • Ugadi Puraskar – won
  • Lokamanya Tilak Award – won
  • Member of Kendriya Hindi Samiti – nominated by Prime Minister of India

Shodasi, his tantric commentaries on the Ramayana, and Swarna Hamsa, the study of Harsha Naishadhiya Charita, are works of literary criticism. Kaala Rekha, Seshendras’ 1994 book, is a collection of twenty-five essays on various subjects like ancient Sanskrit drama and ancient Greek drama, comparative literature, classical poetry and Aurobindo’s Savitri. The collection of poems Neerai Paaripoyindi (literally, “Melted and floated away”) was brought out in 1976 in bilingual editions.


Mallemala (MS Reddy) wrote in his autobiography (Idi Naa Katha) that Seshendra Sharma helped him get municipal permission for building Sundar Mahal cinema theater in Gudur, when Sarma was serving as Gudur Municipal Commissioner.