Noted film actor and writer Gollapudi Maruthi Rao exhorted the Brahmin community to be proud of itself. He was addressing a meeting of Viswavipra Samakhya here on Sunday.

The Samakhya honoured noted personalities I.V.L. Sastry (music), Tekumalla Syamala (dance), D. Visweswaram and Nemani Krishnamurthy (education), Kurella Someswara Rao and Malladi Suryanarayana Sastry (law), Yaddanapudi Ayyannapantulu (religion) and Bulusu Prabhakara Sarma (journalism).

No slaughter day

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has declared no slaughter day for meat traders and butchers on May 1 and 2. City veterinary officer N. Karunakara Rao said sales was prohibited on May Day and Buddha Jayanthi on May 2 and action would be taken against those who defy the ban orders..