Students led NGO to organise Marathon and Dogathon to raise funds for charitable causes

Hyderabad: Six 18years old teenagers came together to organise a Run called “Heart & Sole Run- 2022” under the banner Vibhaag Foundation to raise funds for charitable causes.

The run will be held on 31st July, Sunday in the morning at 6.30am at ITC Kohenur Road in Madhapur.  The run will be held in three different categories, 2.5K, 5k and 10K.   Another run, Dogathon will be held on the same day and venue at 7.30am, informed Ashmit Tainwala, founder of Vibhaag Foundation in a press note issued in Hyderabad.

A Dogathon is a Dog Run.  It is a first of its kind charity drive with a mission to raise funds to aid “Stray Animal Awareness”  About 100 dogs and their owners are expected to participate in the event.

The two events will be organised in association with Every Paw Matters, Volunteers leac Every Paw Matters supporting dogs and other pets in need;  Vishwasa, an organization aiming to teach life skills, offer mental health attention to the underprivileged and raise mental health awareness simultaneously and The International Association of Lions Clubs, the biggest service organisation in the world. 

Vibhaag Foundation is a student- run foundation. It has raised funds in the past for a Charitable Clinic for Women and Children of Slum area run by Lions Club of Hyderabad Petals

Even the Medicines required to run the clinic for one year were arranged by student run NGO, Vibhaag Foundation. 

The teenagers lead NGO Vibhaag Foundation aims to raise INR Five lakh for various charitable causes. 

The organisers urge philanthropic minded public to join in large numbers and participate in the run. And through their participation they will help many charitable causes.

For more details, please get in touch with Ashmit T on phone: 9110799305; Arshia K–6301392241; Aashi P–9848066906

MANUU begins Parleys on Dara Shikoh

Hyderabad: A two-day National Conference on “Dara Shikoh’s Literary and Historical Personality and its Relevance in Present Era” began today at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) to mark the Silver Jubilee year. The School of Languages, Linguistics & Indology (SLL&I) is organizing the conference with the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) support.

An International Conference on “Majma-ul-Bahrain of Dara Shikoh Harbinger of Pluralistic Approach towards Religion and Spirituality” is also scheduled to start tomorrow at MANUU on July 26 and 27, 2022. Syed Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, former Union Minister of Minority Affairs will be the chief guest of the inaugural session and University Chancellor, Mumtaz Ali will deliver the Keynote address.

Prof. Fakhre Alam, Head, Dept. of Urdu, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Language University, Lucknow delivered the keynote address at today’s conference. He pointed out the similarity between the thoughts of Dara Shikoh & famous Poet, Dr. Mohd. Iqbal. It is unfortunate that People honoured Iqbal for his ideals whereas Dara Shikoh was hanged for the same.

Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor while delivering the presidential address said that when we know ourselves, we also know God.  Dara Shikoh also represented this philosophy.

Dr. Mir Asghar Hussain, Former Director, ED/EPS, UNESCO, Paris, Rajkumari Indira Devi Dhanrajgeer, Deccani Culture, Ambassador of Hyderabad, Dr. Narges Jaberi Nasab, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Iran and Prof. Aquil Ahmad, Director, NCPUL were the guest speakers.

Various books, published by the Department of Persian in collaboration with Rajkumari Dhanrajgeer, were also released on this occasion.

Prof. SK. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Registrar was also present on the occasion. The Conference Director, Prof. Aziz Bano, Dean, SLL&I delivered a welcome address whereas Prof. Shahid Naukhez Azmi, Head, Department of Persian & Central Asian Studies (DP&CAS) convened and proposed vote of thanks.

Meanwhile, Prof. Tariq Mansoor, VC, AMU, Prof. B J Rao, VC, HCU, Dr. Mir Asghar Hussain, Prof. Faizan Mustafa, VC, NALSAR University, Mahdi Shahrokhi, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hyderabad, Prof. E. suresh Kumar, VC, EFLU, Shri Sunil Ambekar, Indian Educationist, Maharashtra, Haji Syed Salman Chishti, Gaddi Nasheen, Dargah Ajmer Sharif, Prof. Aquil Ahmad, Prof. T V Kattimani, VC, Central Tribal University of AP, Sirajuddin Qureshi, President, India Islamic Cultural Centre, ND and Amar Hasan, Eminent Scholar, Syria will deliver invited talks in International Conference. Prof. Shahid Naukhez Azmi is the Director of the International Conference. Dr. Krishna Gopal, Dara Shikoh Studies will the chief guest and keynote speaker for the valedictory session.

Bazm-e-Qawwali programme will be organized on July 26, 6.30 pm at DDE Auditorium, MANUU whereas Drama on Dara Shikoh will be presented at Open Theatre on July 27, 6.30 pm as part of the conference. (INN)

Minister KTR announces distribution of BYJU’s powered tablets under Gift A Smile initiative

Hyderabad: Third year in a row, IT and Industries Minister KTR continues the novel ‘Gift A Smile’ initiative.

This year Minister KTR, in his personal capacity, will be distributing BYJU’s powered tablets with software & coaching material to Govt College students (11th/12th) in Sircilla Dist.

“This will support students with additional material to help them train better for competitive exams,” he said.

Minister KTR in his tweet said, “As I turn older (46 now), I am eternally grateful for all the love & affection. To celebrate in a meaningful way, had launched the Gift A Smile campaign 3 years ago. The first year, I started with a donation of 6 Ambulances & eventually 120 ambulances were donated by TRS MPs & MLAs.”“Second year, I had personally donated 200 plus custom made vehicles for differently abled & my colleague TRS MLAs & MPs joined in taking the total No. to over 1100. Gift A Smile has truly been satisfying & heartwarming for me personally,” he added. (INN)

Minister KTR’s birthday celebrations touching lives of many through Gift A Smile initiative

Hyderabad: Gift A Smile, a novel initiative started by Minister KTR on his birthday three years ago, continues to do good, this year as well.

Minister KTR earlier announced that he will not be celebrating his birthday (on July 24) due to the flood situation in the State. He urged his followers and well-wishers to help the people affected by the recent rains across the State. Taking inspiration from the Gift a Smile initiative, several leaders conducted programs and distributed essential products, apart from taking up large-scale works for the welfare of their respective villages.

Under Gift A Smile initiative, Nagarkurnool MLA Marri Janardhan Reddy announced the donation of Rs 8 Crore for upliftment of three Govt. ZP Schools in Tadoor, Sirisawada and Kummera.

MLAs Gandhi Arekapudi and Challa Dharma Reddy organized blood donation camps at their respective camp offices.

Pochampally Srinivas Reddy who had earlier adopted Ramavaram Village has announced taking up of new development works under Gift A Smile initiative today. 

Under the Gift A Smile initiative, Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation Limited (TSMDC) Chairman Krishank distributed raincoats to school children at Rasoolpura and also donated school uniforms to the children at the specially-abled children hostel in Marredpally, Cantonment.

Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) Chairman Y Satish Reddy handed over custom made ‘E-Vehicles’ to two differently-abled persons under the Gift A Smile initiative. 

GHMC Corporators Shanti Srinivas Reddy and Hema Samala organized lunch for orphans and donated notebooks to Govt. school children respectively.

TRS leader Karthik Reddy Patlolla adopted a school in Rasheedguda Village of Shamshabad mandal.TRS party leaders across the State have distributed groceries, umbrellas and rain covers for huts to the people living in rain affected areas. (INN)

Raj Bhavan celebrates Bonalu festival

Hyderabad: Hon’ble Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has offered traditional Bonam and took part in the Ashadamasam Bonalu celebrations at the Raj Bhavan temple, here, on Saturday.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, carrying the traditional bonam on her head, came in a procession joined by the Raj Bhavan pariwar members from her official residence to the temple.

The Governor offered Bonam to the presiding deity Nalla Pochamma at the Raj Bhavan temple and performed puja.

The Raj Bhavan wore a festive look, while the Telangana Bonalu folk songs rented the air inside the sprawling Raj Bhavan complex.

“Due to the divine blessings of Goddess Mahankali, the Covid-19 pandemic was largely contained. All the people returned to their normal lives, and this year, people are coming to the temples fearlessly to celebrate this Bonalu festival. I prayed for the prosperity and development of our nation and Telangana and the wellbeing of all the people,” she said.

The Governor greeted all the employees and their family members on the occasion.Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan and other senior officials joined the Governor in the Bonalu State festival celebrations in Raj Bhavan. (INN)

MANUU holds job fair for differently-abled persons

Hyderabad: Training and Placement Cell, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in collaboration with Youth4 Jobs Foundation (Y4JF) conducted a unique Job Fair for differently abled candidates today at the MANUU campus.

Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU inaugurated the job fair. He appreciated Youth4 Jobs and other officials for their spirit in organizing the job fair for differently abled candidates. He interacted with officials of all the companies individually. Prof. Hasan while talking to the candidates encouraged them to face the interview.

According to Dr. Mohammed Yousuf Khan, Incharge, Training and Placement Cell, fifteen counters were set up for HR representatives of various companies at the indoor stadium of MANUU. Special arrangements were also made to bring the candidates from Gachibowli to the campus. The interviews were attended by around 100 candidates from outside as well as MANUU’s present and passed out students.

Training and Placement Cell Team – Dr. Syed Salahuddin, Dr. Reshma Nikhat, Dr. Ashraf Nawaz, Ch Mutyala Rao along with Placement Coordinators of all the Departments assisted in organizing the job fair.Sameer Nair, Operation Head, Y4JF, Prof. Mohammed Abdul Azeem, Proctor, Prof. Shakeel Ahmad, School of Sciences, Dr. Bonthu Kotaiah, President, MANUUTA and others were present on this occasion. (INN)

Biological E to invest over Rs. 1800 crores in Hyderabad for vaccines manufacturing

Hyderabad: Cementing Hyderabad’s position as “Vaccine Capital of the World”, Biological E has announced their expansion plans for investment of more than INR 1800 crores and employment creation of more than 2500 people in their 3 facilities in Genome Valley. The expansion is primarily targeted to ramp up the manufacturing of vaccines along with generic Injectables and R&D. 

The announcement was made after Minister KT Rama Rao’s meeting with the leadership of Biological E Mahima Datla, Managing Director. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Dept. and Shakthi M Nagappan, Director Lifesciences, Government of Telangana were also present during the meeting.

Hyderabad, which is regarded as the “vaccine capital of the world”, accounts for 1/3rd of global vaccine production with a capacity of about 9 bn doses per annum. This investment from Biological E will enhance the capacity by 5 bn doses increasing the cumulative capacity to about 14 bn doses each year, further consolidating the leadership of Hyderabad in vaccines.

Investment will be focused on manufacturing of Janssen Covid vaccine, MR Vaccine, PCV  Vaccine, Typhoid Vaccine, Covid Vaccine, Tetanus Toxide Ampoules, IPV Vaccine and Pertussis Vaccine, biological APIs and formulations, speciality Generic Injectables and R&D with a cumulative investment of INR 1801 crores and employment potential of 2518 people.

All of these activities will be located in Genome Valley, which is India’s first organized cluster for Life Sciences R&D and Clean Manufacturing activities, with world-class infrastructure facilities in the form of Industrial / Knowledge Parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Multi-tenanted dry and wet laboratories and incubation facilities. It is home to more than 200 companies with a scientific workforce of about 15,000 professionals including presence of the marquee global names like Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ferring Pharma, Chemo, DuPont, Ashland, United States Pharmacopeia, Lonza amongst many others.

Biological E. Limited (BE) commenced its operations in 1953 as a biological products company manufacturing liver extracts and anti-coagulants. It is the first private sector biological products company in India and the first pharmaceutical company in Southern India. Currently, BE has four strategic business units: Branded Formulations, Speciality Generic Injectables, Synthetic Biology and Vaccines and Biologics in Telangana with 6 manufacturing facilities and creating direct employment for more than 5000 people.

BE has secured funding from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to the tune of $50 million to expand the company’s capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccines. Further, it has developed one of the indigenous vaccines for Covid-19 in the country – “Corbevax”. The vaccine has also received a nod from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use authorisation for the 5-12-year age group.

Minister K.T Rama Rao said that “I’m delighted to announce the expansion plans of Biological E in Genome Valley. Hyderabad is already known as the “Vaccine Capital of the World” and this expansion further accelerates our strength to serve the world with live saving vaccines.”

Mahima Datla, Managing Director, Biological E has added that “I’m thankful to the government of Telangana, the vision of Honourable Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao  and Minister K T Rama Rao  for spearheading and continuing to facilitate in a way that enables us to take quick decisions to expand even during the pandemic times.”  (INN)

Khaja Mujeebuddin took charge as Urdu Academy Chairman

Hyderabad: Khaja Mujeebuddin took charge as the Chairman of Telangana State Urdu Academy at Haj House, Nampally on Thursday. Ministers Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Koppula Eshwar and Mahmood Ali, MLC K. Kavitha, Government Whip Gampa Govardhan and other senior TRS leaders were present on the occasion

L&TMRHL & TASK Sign an MoU Promoting Skilling Synergies & Employment

Hyderabad: To promote the Government of Telangana’s initiatives for enhancing skilling synergy among institutions of Government, Industry & Academia, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Department of ITE&C, Government of Telangana, today signed an MoU for enhancing training and development and improve job opportunities for technically qualified and eligible candidates from the state of Telangana.

Representing TASK and L&TMRHL, Shri Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK and Shri KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, exchanged the MoU in presence of the Chief Guest, Shri KT Rama Rao, the Hon’ble Minister for IT, E&C, Industries, MA&UD, Telangana State; the Guest of Honour, Dr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, the Principal Secretary, IT, E&C, I&C, Govt. of Telangana & Vice Chairman, TASK; Shri Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team; Shri NVS Reddy, IRAS, MD, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), and other officials from the government, Hyderabad Metro Rail and Keolis Hyderabad, during the ‘TASK Corporate MoU Exchange & College Management Meet’ held today at T Hub, Hyderabad.

As part of the MoU, TASK with its wide database of prospective candidates, will be helping in skill development and building a talent pool for L&TMRHL and its O&M partner Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System Private Limited.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri NVS Reddy, MD, HMRL, said, “Telangana Government has always been committed towards providing opportunities for employment while upskilling the youth of the state. L&TMRHL’s MoU with TASK is an important milestone in HMR’s journey as an industry leader in fostering capability enhancement of youth, generating a road map for their career trajectory boosting employment in Telangana State.”

Speaking on this development, Shri KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, said, “We thank TASK for collaborating with us through this MoU. This will be a win-win proposition for both the entities towards skilling, employment generation in the state and garnering right talent; providing best opportunities for those exploring their career prospects with HMR including the high-growth metro rail sector.”

Shri Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK, said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with L&TMRHL to implement this ‘First Day First Hour’ skilling model which will help enhance the technical abilities of the youth to become part of the prestigious Metro project. We would like to thank the managements of L&TMRHL, HMRL and Keolis for accepting our proposal in the interest of the youth of Telangana.”

This MoU will be in addition to the regular training and recruitment process of L&TMRHL and Keolis Hyderabad.

Haryana Governor Dattatreya visits Osmania University

Hyderabad: Governor of Haryana Bandaru Dattatreya visited Osmania University to interact with the administrative officers of the University in connection with the NIRF 2022 ranking achievement by the University. During his interaction, he recalled that the historic Osmania University has provided leadership in many fields, including a prime minister.

Prof. M. Srinivas,  IQAC Director presented in detail the factors that contributed to the 22nd rank achieved in the NIRF at the national level by the University.

 Bandaru Dattatreya expressed his happiness about this achievement of the University and as a proud alumnus, he has come to congratulate the OU administration for this achievement. He urged all the Osmania faculty to take inspiration from IIT Ramaiah and train the students to achieve great heights. Though wrought with fewer funds and facilities he urged the University to compete with the private sector. He said that if everyone worked together, it would not be long before the University would be recognized as the best in the world. With the National Education Policy by the central government, the education system in India is going to progress in the right direction.

He also emphasized that DPRs for various developmental projects should be prepared and funding for them should be raised through various means including corporate social responsibility. He said that it is a good sign that universities like Osmania, where students from various backgrounds study, are doing well. It has been suggested that the respective departments should look into the opportunities available in the private sector.  Dattatreya also appreciated the fact that women are excelling in education and research.

‘Governments should give utmost priority to state-funded universities’ urged Prof. D. Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor. He echoed the opinion of  Dattatreya who explained that radical changes are possible only through increasing technological knowledge, research and innovation, and steps are being taken in these directions by the present administration. The university has achieved this position in the national level ranking only by working together on Agenda 21 and hoped that the entire OU machinery would work together to retain the top position in the NIRF ranking in the future.

‘The right leadership of the Vice-Chancellor is steering the university administration and other staff on the path of reform, perform and transform’ said Prof. P. Laxminarayana, Registrar of the University.

This programme was attended by the Deans, Principals, Directors, Heads of the Departments, Chairpersons of the Boards of Studies, faculty, and administrative officers of the university. (INN)