Taxis to join strike

The Vijayawada Taxi Owners' Welfare Association on Thursday announced that taxi owners from the city would participate in the all-India transport strike being observed by lorry owners on Friday. General secretary of the association M. Rama Gopala Rao criticised insurance companies for increasing the amount of third party insurance. He demanded a uniform pattern of premium.

Elocution contest

Karl Marx, Engels and Lenin Memorial Committee on Thursday conducted elocution competitions for school and college students to mark the 83rd death anniversary of V.I. Lenin. The competitions were held at Chandra Rajeswara Rao Library in Prajasakti Nagar. Educationist V.V. Krishna Rao inaugurated the programme and presented prizes to the winners.

Training in tailoring

Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) will conduct a free training programme in tailoring for unemployed youth. The programme will be held for four months from January 22 on the JSS office in Moghalrajapuram. Further details can be had on phone numbers 0866-2470420 and 2550751.