VIJAYAWADA: Observing the 17th death anniversary of former Jana Vignana Vedika president Katragadda Venkatanarayana, the Katragadda Venkatanarayana Memorial Trust is organising competitions in weightlifting and bodybuilding on March 29 and 30.

Trust chairman Katragadda Nagamalleswara Rao told reporters on Wednesday that the competitions would be conducted at the district-level. On March 29, weightlifting competitions would be held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium while bodybuilding competitions would be held at APSEB Colony in Labbipet.

Mr. Rao said winners would be presented cash awards and mementoes. “We’re also honouring students of schools run by the municipal corporation who excelled in academics,” he said.