The Visakha Utsav 2015 organising committee in association with CitYzen conducted competitions for high school children in classes VIII , IX and X at the Swarna Bharathi indoor stadium on 7th and 8th of Jan 2015.A total of 1568 students participated in seven events spread over the two days.
The event was inaugurated by Minister for HRD for Andhra Pradesh, Sri Ganta Srinivas Rao. Other dignitaries who attended the inauguration included Member of Parliament, Visakhapatnam Dr.K Hari Babu, Members of the Legislative Assembly of Vizag district , Zilla Parishad Chairperson and the VUDA Vice Chairman Sri MV Seshagiri Babu. Chairman Visakhapatnam Port Trust Sri MT Krishna Babu gave away the prizes to the winners .
Day 1 • Elocution in English and Telugu – Means of Energy Conservation to make Vizag a smart City . • Essay Writing in English and Telugu – Ways of reducing waste & effective disposal to make Vizag a Clean city . • Slogan Writing in English and Telugu – What does Visakha Utsav mean to you . • Painting – Imagine a re-greened Vizag and paint it with at least one land mark of Vizag .
Day 2 • Rangoli – Festive Sankranti ( only with white /colour powders) • General Knowledge Quiz – Vizag and United Andhra Pradesh . • Project making Competition – Any area of Vizag .
The school with the maximum number of prize winners will be given trophies for First , Second and third place winners on the concluding day of the Visakha Utsav.
Apart from giving away cash and gift voucher prizes, lunch for all the students and the academic staff was hosted and sponsored by Phoenix IT Solutions. The enthusiastic response by the schools and the festive spirit of the colorful and through provoking competitions made it an enjoyable event for the audience.