ANDHRA PRADESH

Around the City

Book exhibition

An exhibition of about 1,000 books supplied by the Director of Libraries to the Government Regional Library at Nehru Bazar in 2006-07 was opened on Wednesday as a part of the ongoing Library Week. Former corporator D. Vijaya Reddy inaugurated it. In the evening debating competition was organised for college students by retired librarians R.V. Gopala Rao and G. Krishna Reddy, D.V. Surya Rao, lecturer, and N. Goutam Raju, member of Library Development Committee.

Awarded doctorate

Three Hindi officers from public sector units in the city have been awarded doctorates in the recent Andhra University convocation, according to Nirav Kumar Verma, President of Srijan, a literary and cultural organisation. They are: T. Mahadeva Rao, deputy manager, Hindi, HPCL Visakh Refinery (for his thesis on Hindi New Poetry); G. Ramanarayan, deputy manager, Hindi, Dredging Corporation of India (Hindi Official Vocabulary) and O. Satyanarayana, Manager, Administration, Hindustan Zinc Limited.

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