Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: VUDA selected 12 writers to recite poems at the VUDA “Ugadi Vinodalu” programme to be organised on March 16 at Gurajada Kalakshetram. The selected writers are: Auto driver Akkireddy Vasu, retired lecturer G.K. Subrahmanyam, P.K. Durga Prasad of Madhurawada, M.V.J. Bhuvan from Anakapalle, Railway Guard Gundana Joga Rao, retired teacher Jamili Manikyala Rao, Professor of Psychiatry and former Superintendent of Government Hospital for Mentally Challenged M. Vijaya Gopal, retired BSNL employee P.S. Muralidhara Sarma, Head of the Department of Pediatrics at RIMS, Srikakulam, Manukonda Surya Kumari, Assistant Labour Officer M. Padmavathi, general secretary of Creative Comedy Club Meda Mastan Reddy and Bhagavatula Krishna Rao.

After recitation of poems, they will be honoured by VUDA. Apart from the recitation of poems, “Panchanga Sravanam” by Rampa Divakara Sarma, performance of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaibhavam and Sri Rama Pattabhishekam ballets and folk dances by the students of Vignan Educational institutions and skits by actor ‘Kallu' Chidambaram form part of the programme.