Mass marriagesSri Vasavi Kalyana Mandapa Sangham will conduct free marriages to economically backward Vysyas on Sunday at 7.45 a.m. at its Woodyard Street kalyana mandapam. So far it has conducted 65 marriages. The association is conducting mass marriages as per Hindu tradition, according to C.Ch. Venkata Rao, chairman, mass marriage committee (Ph.2565145).

Blood donation campSixty-one employees of BHPV and their family members donated blood at a camp conducted in collaboration with the Red Cross Society on Thursday. BHPV Ladies Club president Veena Prakash inaugurated. BHPV Chief Medical Officer B. Aruna Balaji and Red Cross Medical Officer K. Manjula Vani were present.

Mock drills conductedAs part of National Fire Safety Week, mock drills and fire fighting demonstrations were conducted on Thursday by the jawans of CISF at NTPC-Simhadri. CISF Assistant Command P. Vinod presented a brief report about developmental activities. Prizes were distributed to winners of various contests.

Re-certificationThe four-day audit by BVQI for re-certification of ISO-9001 in BHPV concluded on Thursday. The audit team consisting of A. Venkateswarlu, V. Sunil Kumar and M. Ramamohana Rao expressed complete satisfaction on the implementation of quality systems in BHPV, said a press release. BHPV got ISO-9001 certification in 1993. It is re-certified every three years.

Rama Raju for fertility meetG.A. Rama Raju, Director of Krishna IVF Clinic and secretary of the district branch of Indian Red Cross Society, has left for Vietnam to participate in the "Asian Fertility Experts meeting'' being organised from April 20 to 23 in Ho Chi Minh City. He will also participate in the Asia-Pacific Fertility Advisory Panel meeting to be held in Vietnam on April 23, according to a press release.