Saturday, November 28, 2015

Harika Dronavalli is FIDE World Online Women Blitz Champion

FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship final in Rome On November 26th the final tournament of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship was held in Rome, Italy. Eight preliminary tournaments were held before it, the winners of each of them and two specially invited players participated in the final tournament. More than 300 chess players from 39 countries took part in the preliminary tournaments. The Olympic Committee of Italy, the Italian Chess Federation, Premium Chess company and other sponsors played a significant role in the organization of the tournament. It was held in the prestigious sports club “Circolo Canottieri Aniene”. The President of the club is Mr. Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee. The FIDE World Online Women Blitz Champion is GM Harika Dronavalli.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Kakatiya Rulers of Bastar - Princely state

PRESENT RULER: Maharaja KAMAL CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, 22nd Raja of Bastar (1996/-) born about 1984, educated at Coventry University, U.K. (Master of Science Degree in International Business) and at L.S.E., U.K. (Master of Political Science Degree)
Bastar king Kamal Chandra Bhanj Deo

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in the 15th century, and was the 11th largest Princely State by area. Rulers were...
Bastar Palace 
Raja ANNAM DEV, 1st Raja of Bastar: The princely state of Bastar was established around 1324/1369 AD, when Annama Deva, brother of the last Kakatiya King, Pratapa Rudra Deva (1290-1325), left Warangal and established his kingdom at Bastar, defeating the Nagvanshi Raja, and established his capital at Mudhota under the protection of the goddess, Danteshwari, who still is the tutelary deity of Bastar region, her famous Dantheshwari Temple stands today at Danthewada, also named after her. Annama Deva ruled till 1369 
  
Raja HAMIR DEV, 2nd Raja of Bastar 1369/1410
Raja BHAITAI DEV, 3rd Raja of Bastar 1410/1468
Raja PURUSHOTTAM DEV, 4th Raja of Bastar 1468/1534, he shifted his capital to Old Bastar.  
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Raja PRATAP RAJ DEV, Raja of Bastar 1602/1625, married and had issue, extinct in the 3rd generation, 
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Raja DIGPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1680/1709
Raja RAJPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1709/1721, descended from the younger brother of Raja Pratap Raj Dev, married 1stly, a Baghela Princess, married 2ndly, a Chandel Princess, and had issue.
Rajkumar Dakhin Singh (by 1st wife)
Raja Dalpat Deo (by 2nd wife) 
Rajkumar Pratap Singh (by 2nd wife)
Raja MAMA, Raja of Bastar 1721/1731
Raja DALPAT DEO, Raja of Bastar 1731/1774, moved his capital to Jagdalpur; he married (amongst 7 wives), 1stly, a daughter of Raja Goor Sai Deo of Kanker, and had issue.
Rajkumar Ajmer Singh (by 1st wife), usurped the gaddi for a short time.
Raja Daryao Deo (by 2nd wife) 
Raja DARYAO DEO, Raja of Bastar 1774 and 1777/bef 1819, married and had issue.
Raja Mahipal Deo 
Raja MAHIPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar fl. 1819, married and had issue.
Raja Bhopal Deo 
Lal Dalganjan Singh, Dewan of Bastar 1846/1863, married and had issue. He died 1863.
Lal Kalendra Singh, Dewan of Bastar 1882/-; deported to Illichpur for his part in the Bastar rebellion of 1910, where he died. He died 1916 at Illichpur.
Kunwar Chakar Singh
Raja BHOPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1830/1853, married and had issue, as well as further issue.
Kunwar Durjan Singh (by a secondary union), Dewan of Bastar -/1881, died February 1881
Raja BHAIRAM DEO, Raja of Bastar 1853/1891, born 21st May 1839, succeeded 27th August 1853, recognized as a Feudatory Chief by the British Government in 1865; he married (amongst others), Senior Rani Subra Kanwar, died October 1910 at Raipur, (a) Nawabai (concubine), and had issue, as well as illegitimate issue. He died 28th July 1891.
Raja Rudra Pratap Deo 
Maharanidhirani Padmalaya Devi, married Maharajadhiraj Nahar Deo of Kanker, and had issue.
Kunwar Bahadur Singh (by a secondary union)
Kunwar Arjun Singh (by a secondary union)

Raja RUDRA PRATAP DEO, Raja of Bastar 1891/1921, born 5th March 1885, succeeded 20th July 1891, installed in January 1908, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; married 1stly, Rani Kusumlata Devi, daughter of Raja Sir Basudeb Sudhal Deb of Bamra, she died 18th August 1911, married 2ndly, Rani Chandra Kumari, she died sp, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died 1921.
Yuvaraj (name unknown) (by Rani Kusumlata Devi), died at the age of ten months.
Rani Prafulla Kumari Devi (by Rani Kusumlata Devi) 
  Prince Rudrapratap Deo 

Rani Prafulla Kumari Devi, Rani of Bastar 1921/1936, born 10th February 1910, married 1927, Lal Sahib Prafulla Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj, born 23rd May 1909, Member of the Lok Sabha, died 5th March 1959, and had issue. She died 28th February 1936 in London.
Rajkumari Kamla Devi (by Rani Prafulla Kumari Devi), born 2nd February 1928, married in Bijwa U.P. She died 1st January 1954.

Maharaja PRAVIR CHANDRA BHANJ DEO
Pravir, King of Bastar (Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo 25 June 1929 - 25 March 1966) was the first Oriya ruler and 20th Maharaja of Bastar state who was killed in 1966 by then Congress government of Madhya Pradesh for championing the cause of his subjects. He fought for rights of the tribal people. He represented Jagdalpur Vidhan Sabha constituency of undivided Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly by winning General election of 1957.

He was the last Kakatiya ruler of Bastar. He was born in 25 June 1929 and was educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur. He succeeded to throne on 28 October 1936.

He was immensely popular among his people, as he took up the cause of the local tribal, and provided political leadership against exploitation of natural resources of the region, and corruption in land reforms, thus he was perceived a threat by the then ruling congress people. On 25 March 1966 he was killed in police firing at the steps of his own palace at Jagdalpur along with many of the royal court. Officially the death toll was twelve including the king and wounded were twenty; the police had fired sixty one rounds.

Maharaja VIJAY CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, Maharaja of Bastar 1966/1970, born 4th March 1934, married HH Maharani Hitendra Kumari, daughter of Thakore Saheb Surendrasinhji Karansinhji of Sayla, and had issue. He died 12th April 1970.
Maharaja Bharat Chandra Bhanj Deo 
Maharajkumar Shri Devesh Chandra Bhanj Deo, married and had issue.
Kumar Mohit Chandra Bhanj Deo
Kumari Juhika Devi Bhanj Deo
Maharajkumar Shri Harihar Chandra Bhanj Deo, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1974); a practising lawyer in the capital Jagdalpur, married and had issue.
Kumar Suryaveer Chandra Bhanj Deo
Rani Saheba Puspa Devi, married Raja Rajendra Chandra Deb Birabara Harichandan Mahapatra, 25th Raja Saheb of Talcher, and has issue, two sons.

Maharaja BHARAT CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, Maharaja of Bastar 1970/1996, born 1954, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972); married Maharani Krishna Kumari Devi (now Maharajmata Krishna Kumari Devi of Bastar), daughter of Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Bhimsinhji of Tharad, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died 1996.
Maharaja Kamal Chandra Bhanj Deo
Rajkumari Gayatri Devi Bhanj Deo

Pinnamaneni Uday Bhaskar new APPSC Chairman

The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed Pinnamaneni Uday Bhaskar as Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.

The post has been lying vacant for quite some time now. Dr. Uday Bhaskar, professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Foreign Universities and Alumni Relations of the JNTU Kakinada, is also director of evaluation at the JNTU-K. 

A B.Tech graduate from the JNTU College of Engineering, Dr. Uday Bhaskar did his masters and doctoral degrees in environmental engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

He worked at the JNTU-K in various capacities including head of civil engineering, chief coordinator of several consultancy, modernisation and research projects. He published more than 20 research papers in the national and international journals and conferences.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pulipati Vaiyapuri Gopalaswamy (alias) VAIKO

Pulipati V. Gopalsamy also known as Vaiko, is a prominent politician in Tamil Nadu, in south India. V Gopalsamy was born into a Telugu speaking Kamma Naidu family in Kalingapatty near Sankarankovil, Madras Presidency (now Tamil Nadu) on 22 May 1944 to Pulipati Vaiyapuri and Ravilla Mariammal 

He is the founder and General Secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), a political party active mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu. He is known for his vocal support of Tamil people in Sri Lanka and LTTE.

He graduated with a Bachelor of arts degree in economics from St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai and masters from Presidency College, Chennai. He obtained his bachelor's degree in law from Madras Law College. He received Gold Medal in Economics and Best Speaker Award in St. Xavier’s College in 1964

Vaiko was a part of[Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (D.M.K)] and was formerly seen as the ideological protege of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi.Vaiko was detained for more than an year in 1976-77 during emergency and for 40 days on charges of organizing black flag demonstration against former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s visit to Tamil Nadu in Oct 1977.He has been arrested multiple times for peaceful demonstrations especially during the 1986-87 anti Hindi agitations.

He entered the Rajya Sabha in 1978 and has been member of the Upper House for three terms. He has also been elected to the Lok Sabha twice. In 1993, Vaiko started MDMK due to differences with Karunanidhi amid rumblings that Karunanidhi promoted his son M. K. Stalin to succeed him.

Vaiko was known as "Tiger Of Parliament" due to his vociferous speeches in Parliament.Vaiko protested against Kerala's demand for a new dam at Mullaperiyar and proposed building of dams in Pambar and Siruvani. Vaiko also supported national interlinking of rivers and Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project. Vaiko filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Madras High Court requesting closure of the copper smelting plant of Sterlite Industries in Tuticorin which did not follow the waste management procedures correctly and leading to the closure of the plant. Vaiko often goes on foot marches along with his party cadres to attract attention to issues.

Vaiko unequivocally supported LTTE and other organizations fighting for a separate Tamil country in Sri Lanka. He made a trip to Eelam at the height of the LTTE’s war with Sri Lankan Army. Vaiko was the first member of Parliament and chief of a registered political party in the country to be detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002. He was released after spending 18 months in prison.

In 2008, Criminal Investigation Department of Tamil Nadu police arrested Vaiko on charges of sedition. The charges stemmed from speeches Vaiko made at a party meeting on the Sri Lankan issue and the government's raids into LTTE-held areas on 21 October 2008. After 14 days in judicial custody, Vaiko was released.

He stated that India should retract its ban on the LTTE, claiming the ban was a shield to suppress freedom of expression and stifle the voice of the Opposition.

In 2005, Vaiko started the Marumalarchi Blood Donors' Club. Vaiko has launched many engagement programmes in rural areas with the participation of villagers. Vaiko has undergone a month-long padayatra in Tamil Nadu for the interlinking of inter state rivers in India. He arranged for giving vaccine for the 65Free Reprint Articles,000 kids of Sivakasi with three doses of shots to shield these people from Hepatitis and he used his private cash for the cause. He takes initiatives for the rehabilitation of the disabled children.

He married Renuka Devi on 14 June 1971. They have a son Durai Vaiyapuri and two daughters Rajalakshmi and Kannagi. Vaiko enjoys writing in his free time and has authored over 50 books apart from regular essays and columns in newspapers.

Vaiko's political career:
President-Kalingappatti Panchayat 1970
President- Land Development Bank, Kuruvikulam, 1971-75
Chairman- Kuruvikulam Panchayat Union.1970-76
President- District Central Co-Operative Bank. Tirunelveli 1972-73 
Propaganda Secretary- DMK Party for Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari Districts,
Election Campaign Secretary of DMK from 1984 to 1993.
1978-96 Member of Parliament –Rajya Sabha
Founder of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra kalagam on 6th of May 1994.
1998-99-Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha-Sivakasi
1999-2004 Member of Parliament-Lok Sabha-Sivakasi.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

List of Indian National Badminton Champions - Kammas

   3 National champions in a family (Gopichand, PVV Lakshmi and Gayathri)
Men's singles: 
Pullela Gopichand (1996 to 2000)

Women's singles: 
P. V. V. Lakshmi (1994 and 1995)
Gadde Ruthvika Shivani (2014)

Women's Doubles:
P. V. V. Lakshmi (1995)
P. V. Sharada    

P. V. V. Lakshmi (1999)
along with Madhumita Bist 

Jwala Gutta (2000)
along with  Shruti Kurian   

Neelima Chowdary (2001)
along with  D. Swetha        

Jwala Gutta (2002 to 2008)
along with Shruti Kurian     

Jwala Gutta (2009 and 2013)
along with  Ashwini Ponnappa  

Mixed Doubles
Pullela Gopichand  (2003)
Jwala Gutta  
   
Jwala Gutta  (2005)
along with Valiyaveetil Diju  

Jwala Gutta  (2009)
along with Valiyaveetil Diju  

Xavier Naidoo to represent Germany in Stockholm


Song chosen in a live show by televoting on February 18th

Hamburg, Germany One of Germany's most successful artists has been internally chosen represent his country in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest: Xavier Naidoo. Some of the most renowned songwriters and producers have been asked to prepare songs for him, the six best out of which will be presented in a national final on February 18th. The entry which Xavier Naidoo will sing on stage in Stockholm will be picked by the German TV viewers.

With 20 years of stage experience, all of his albums going gold or platinum, and several TV awards, Xavier Naidoo is undoubtedly on of the biggest stars of the German music scene. In 2016, he will add another items to his long list of achievements: He will represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest.

"Unser Song für Xavier" on February 18th
The song Xavier Naidoo will sing on stage in Stockholm has not been chosen yet - this important task remains for the German TV viewers. On February 18th, he will present six songs in a live show on the public TV channel Das Erste.

Three music experts, including Germany's latest Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena, will give their opinions on the songs during the show, but in the end, televoting will solely decide on the winning entry.

The best German composers and producers have been asked to submit their songs, with no restrictions on the language of the lyrics - they can be in German but also in English, for example. The six songs for the national final will be picked by a jury consisting of music experts on December 15th, with the involvement of Xavier Naidoo. 

After December 16th, the songs will be presented to students of film and art academies in order to prepare staging concepts for the performances. These ideas, too, will be used in the live show.

About Xavier Naidoo
Xavier Naidoo has shaped German pop music for two decades. His albums sold millions in Germany, they topped the charts for weeks, and they all reached gold or platinum status. Their success extends to Austria and Switzerland. His song Dieser Weg was the official sound track for the German national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and thus was one of the most played songs of that year.

But Xavier Naidoo is not only a very successful musician - he also won several TV prizes. Currently he is touring Germany with his band Die Söhne Mannheims, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the group. 

"Xavier Naidoo is an exceptional artist, who has been well-known in the German music business for more than 20 years. This is why we decided to directly select him. The fact that Xavier has agreed to represent Germany in Stockholm is, at the same time, an obligation for us to create the best possible conditions for his performance. For that reason we have changed the selection procedure this year: We ask Germany's best producers and composers to write for Xavier. And by cooperating with students of film and art academia, we want to encourage young and creative people to develop staging and performance concepts for the Eurovision Song Contest. The success of Lena, Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw have shown that not only the personality of the singers and the power of the songs play a key role in the voting but also the staging of the acts. I am happy about Xavier's commitment and courage to take part in this and about his trust in us. I am looking forward to exciting months ahead of us", explains Thomas Schreiber, entertainment coordinator of the German public broadcaster ARD.

Friday, November 20, 2015

LIFE SKETCH OF Dr.V.GENGUSWAMY NAIDU

Dr.V.GENGUSWAMY NAIDU is the only son of the blessed couple Sri.K.VENKATASUBBA NAIDU and Smt.V.LAKSHMI AMMAL, born on04.10.1931 at PETHAPPAMPATTI VILLAGE, Udumalpet taluk, CoimbatoreDistrict in Tamil Nadu.

He studied Business Management Technology at PHILADELPHIA Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
He married Srimathi.RAJA LAKSHMI, daughter of Sri.G.V.GOVINDA SWAMY NAIDU. The industrial magnet of UDUMALPET.

Dr.V.GENGUSWAMY NAIDU was conferred the Doctor of Literature on 25.05.1989 by the Pondicherry Central University for his outstanding contributions as Entrepreneur Practical Educationist and shrewd Academician.

He has philanthropic nature extending service for the uplift of downtrodden in various ways. He is no doubt a multidimensional personality. He has set up Paper and Textile Mills, opened innumerable schools all over Tamil Nadu. 

He is the father of TAMILNADU KAMMA NAIDU MAHAJANA SANGAM. He promoted sports and games, rendering service as head in many organizations. Taking into account his services in various capacities and responsibilities, his name deserves to be as ‘KODAIVALLAL AND “GOOD SAMARIAN’.

HIS VARIED RESPONSIBILITIES
Chairman : SRI VENKATESA GROUP
 Amaravathi Sri Venkatesa Paper Mills Ltd., Madathukulam
 The Sri Venketesa Mills Ltd., Udumalpet.
 Rajalakshmi Paper Mills Ltd., Udumalpet.
 Vishnuvardhan Paper Mills Pvt.Ltd., Madathukulam.
 V.G.Paper & Boards Ltd., Madathukulam.
 V.G.Textiles (P) Ltd. Pethappampatti.
 Nithya Finance Ltd., Udumalpet.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION RESPONSIBILITIES
Chairman : South India Paper Mills Association.
Vice President : All India Small Scale Paper Mills Association.
President : Tamilnadu Paper Mills Association

HIS SERVICE IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 Member : Managing Committee. Sri Visalakshi Girls Higher Secondary School, Udumalpet.
 Governing Council / Secretary Sri G.V.G. Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet.
 Governing Council, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore.
 Board of Governors. Indira Gandhi School of Management, Central University, Pondicherry
 Founder : Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery, Matric. and Hr.Sec.Schools Tamilnadu (Total Schools: 35  Nursery, Primary & Matric. Higher Secondary)
 Correspondent : Madurai Manner Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai

Founder and Correspondent
 1. Rajalakshmi Genguswamy Matriculation Higher Sec.School, Udumalpet.
 2. Rajalakshmi Genguswamy Matriculation Higher Sec. School, Pethappampatti, Udumalpet.(TK)
 3. Rajalakshmi Genguswamy Matriculation Higher Sec.School, Manoorpalayam, Dharapuram TK.
 4. G.V.G.Visalakshi Matric.Higher Sec.School, Udumalpet.
 5. Dr.V.G.N.Matric.Hr.Sec.School, Othakkalmandapam, Coimbatore.

HIS ASSOCIATION WITH SPORTS & GAMES
President : Bharat Scouts & Guides Pollachi Education District
Ex.State President : Tamil Nadu Volley Ball Association.
Government Nominee Member : Nehru Stadium Committee, Coimbatore.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Founder President : Udumalpet Fine Arts Society
Life Member : Sri Thyagabrama Mahotsave Sabha, Thiruvaiyaru

AS A RELIGIOUS PERSONALITY
His liberal donations for the renovations of Temples and Construction of New Temples deserves to be applauded. He specially contribute much for the renovation of Srirangam Ranganatha Swami Temple, Thiruvarur Temple, Thiruvaiyaru Temple, Srivilliputhur Temple. By his donations, manu new Temples in rural areas have been constructed.

SERVICE IN OTHER BRANCHES
Honourary Member : Rotary Club of Udumalpet.
Awardee of ‘For the Sake of Honour’ Award.
President : Udumalai Makkal Peravai
Founder & Managing Trustee : Rajalakshmi Genguswamy Charities, Udumalpet.
Founder : G.V.G. Naidu Auditorium cum Kalyana Mandapam, Udumalpet.
: The Sri Venkateswara Kalyana Mandapam,Venkatesapuram, Udumalpet.
: Venkatesa Subba Naidu Thirumana Mandapam, Pethappampatti.

A SOICIAL WORKER
He has donated a lot of funds for the construction of Mid-Day Meals Kitchens, Laboratories, Class Rooms, Assembly Halls and for providing play Grounds in many Schools in Tamil Nadu. 3.5 Acres of land has been donated by our leader for the construction of Adi-Dravidas Quarters at Kethanur Village in Palladam Taluk. He has also constructed ‘Kalyana Mandapams for the Adi-Dravidas Marriages of many poor people have been performed by his donation of ‘Mangal Sutras’ and Wedding Costumes.

He has been kind enough in helping financially destitutes, widows and physically handicapped to earn their living by running Dairying, Tailoring, Petty Trades etc. He focused his attention to uplift the downtrodden pondering over their problems and finding our solutions, as a social service.
PRESIDENT, TAMILNADU KAMMA NAIDU MAHAJANA SANGAM He is the Unique leader of 35 lakh Kamma Community mainly depending on agriculture in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to his effort, all kammas are united under one banner ‘KAMMA NAIDU MAHAJANA SANGAM’. For his Yeomen Service, he has to be aptly Called ‘KALIYUGA DHARMA MOORTHY’. To provide the noblest education, he has started more than 35 English Medium Schools all over Tamil Nadu facilitating accessibility by conveyances to the poorest of the poor in the remotest rural areas, irrespective of casts, creed and religious.

SERVICE HIS PROGENY
The complete family of Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Garu is involving itself to improve our community and especially his son Sri.G.Ravindara Naidu would be the torch bearer to lead us and uphold the aim of his father to materialize our cause in the ensuing years.

PRESIDENT TAMIL NADU TELEGU FEDERATION
The Telugu population of Tamilnadu constitutes 35% of the state population under 37 different associations. They are brought together under one federation under his leadership. The grievances of Telugu people have been ventilated in the big conference of 10 lakh Telugu people held in Chennai in 1990 under his leadership. In 1992 a huge gathering of Tamil Nadu ‘Kamma Naidu Mahajana Sangam’ was held at Kovilpatti. In 2001, March (05-03-2001) another big rally followed by a large conference was held at Seerani Arangam, on the sands of Marina, Chennai. 

He was chosen as founder president of the World Telugu Federation and inaugurated the world convention and 9th TANA conference from 15th July 1993 in U.S.A. On 5th March 2001, he led a great procession of the Tamil Nadu Telugu Federation and held an eye opening conference at Marina, Chennai. His Service is well recognized and he has been known as the Chairman of All India Kamma Naidu Federation associating all Kamma Naidu Sangams.

State President : Tamilnadu United Naidugal Association.
                   
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Dr.V.GENGUSWAMY NAIDU Schools List
Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation Higher Secondary School
28-A, Chittoor Road,
Tiruttani - 631 209.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Bangaramman Kandigai,
Tiruttani road, Arakonam - 631 003.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Othakkal Mandapam, 
Pollachi Road, Coimbatore

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Thayumanava Chetty Street, 
Ponneri - 601 204.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Kancheepuram Road, 
Cheyur - 604 407.

Dr. V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
106, Car Street, 
Maduantakam - 603 306.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Ponnai, Ponnai & Post,
Walaja Taluk, Vellore District - 632 514.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
15,Arani Road, Sankaranpalayam, 
Vellore - 632 001.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Kalavai, Kalavai Post, 
Arcot Taluk, Vellore District - 632 506.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Melattur, Melattur Post, Papanasam Taluk, 
Thanjavur District - 614 301.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Thiruvengadam & Post, 
Thirunelveli District - 627 719

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Thottiyam & Post, 
Trichy District - 621 215.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Matriculation School
Thandrambut Road,
Thiruvannamalai.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
86, T.K.Nambi Street, 
Kancheepuram - 631 503.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Kothur, Kothur post, 
Oomerabad Via, Vellore

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Gudipalli Village, Sempalli Post, 
Gudiyattam Taluk, Vellore - 632 601.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Kollapuram, Murasalapalli Post, 
Peranambut, Vellore - 635 810.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Karumbur, Thuthipet Post, 
Vellore District - 635 811.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Nandivaram, Guduvancheri - 603 202. 
Kancheepuram District

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and Primary School
Vishnuvakkam Village, Kilanoor Post, 
Tiruvallur District - 602 021

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Sakkaramallur Post, Arcot Taluk, 
Vellore District.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
No.6, M.P.S.Salai, 
Tirutanni - 631 209.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Pilikkalpalayam & Post (Via) Jedarpalayam, 
Paramathy, Vellore Taluk, Namakkal District - 637 213

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Mullaivadi Post, Athur Taluk, 
Salem District - 636 102.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
71, Uppilipalayam Main Road, 
Varadarajapuram, Coimbatore - 641 015.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Pattinam & Post, (Via) Ondipudur,
Coimbatore - 641016.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Nehru Nagar, Kalapatti Main Road, 
Aerodrome, Coimbatore - 641 016.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery & primary school
Vaiyampatti & Post, Mannapparai Taluk,
Karur District - 621 315.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and primary school
Tharangampatti Village & Post, 
Kulithalai Taluk - 621 315. Vaiyampatti (Via)

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and Primary School
Thambi Pettai, T.Palayam Post,
Kullanchavadi Via, Cuddalore District - 607 301.

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and Primary School
Vijayapuram, 3/121,Main Road, 
Kalayamputhur Post - 624 613. Palani Taluk

Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu Nursery and Primary School
Kandivakkam, Edayar Pakkam Post, 
Sriperumbudur Taluk

ITI
Dr.V.Gengusamy Naidu I.T.I
Pallipet, Periyarkurichi, 

Neyveli.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sri Vaishnavi Kolluri wins the 2015 NSW (Australia) Premier's Spelling Bee

The State Finals of the 2015 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee were held last Saturday at the ABC Centre in Ultimo.

More than 130,000 young people from across NSW battled for the chance to put their spelling skills to the test since July; in the end, that number had become just 86, as finalists stepped up to the microphone in a non-stop spell-a-thon.

Words such as 'paprika' and 'dormouse' proved too tricky for the diminutive dictionary devourers, and soon there were only two left standing - Jessica Ashe from North Sydney Public School and Sri Vaishnavi Kolluri from North Sydney Demonstration School . Sri Vaishnavi Kolluri who took the title with a loud and clear spelling of 'clairvoyant'.


List of Kamma Union Ministers (Past and present)

List of Kamma Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh:
Union Ministers (Past)
1) Kotta Raghuramayya
2) Sri Balusu.P.Pattabhi Rama Rao
3) Parvathaneni Upendra
4) S.P.B.K.Satyanarayana
5) Bolla Bulliramayya
6) Renuka Chowdary 
7) Daggubati Purandhareswari
8) Kavuru Sambasiva Rao

Union Ministers (Present)
1) Muppavarapu Venkayya Naidu: Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs 
2) Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary: Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science

List of Kamma Union Ministers from Tamilnadu :
Union Ministers (Past)
1) P.Ramachandran (Minister for Energy - Janata Party)
2) R.Prabhu (Minister of State for Fertilizers - Cong-I)
3) S.R.Balasubramaniam (Minister of State for Personnel, Pension and Public Grievances - Tamil Manila Congress)
4) K.Venkatapathy: Minister of State for Law - DMK

Monday, November 16, 2015

Maganti Ankineedu: Freedom fighter and Ex. MP


Maganti Ankineedu (Born 1 January 1915, Died 8 September 2008) was born to Shri M. Venkata Ram Das at Tamirisa, Krishna District, January 1, 1915. He was educated at Hindu College, Machilipatnam. He married Smt. Saradamba.  Maganti Ankineedu was agriculturist, He participated in the Indian independence movement and imprisoned twice during the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement.  He was President, (i) Gudivada Taluk Congress Committee and (ii) Krishna D.C.C (1946-50) Executive Member, Andhra P.C.C., President - Harijan Sevak Samaj, East Krishna District, Director, Andhra Bank Ltd.; Member, (i) T.T.D. Board, and (ii) Coffee Board; Life Member, Bharat Krishak Sevak Samaj; worked on many Committees of Central and State Governments; Chairman, Zila Parishad, Krishna District 1962. Member, Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-1980 and Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84; Member Committee on Public Undertakings; presently Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation; Leader of ail Agricultural Delegation, U.S.A.. 1967

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to co-chair 2016 World Economic Forum meet

New Delhi: Indian-origin chief of Microsoft Satya Nadella will co-chair the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet in January, an event that is likely to be attended by over 100 business leaders including billionaire brothers Mukesh and Anil.

More than 2,500 leaders from across the world, including from business, government and international organisations would be coming together for the WEF meeting to be held in Davos, from January 20-23 next year.

The theme of the meet would be 'Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution,' WEF said in a release today.

Apart from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, other co-chairs for the 2016 WEF meet would be General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Hitachi Chairman and CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi, Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, International Trade Union Confederation's (ITUC) Secretary General Sharan Burrow and Al Bawsala Founder and Chair Amira Yahyaoui.

From India, over 100 business leaders and others are expected to participate in the meet. Those include Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Director Nita Ambani, Reliance Retail Ventures Director Isha Ambani, Reliance Jio Infocomm Director Akash Ambani, Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's Chairman Anil Ambani, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and Godrej Group Chairman Adi B Godrej.

Others are Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal, CEO Cramer Ball, Ashok Leyland Executive Chairman Dheeraj G Hinduja, JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, Kotak Mahindra Bank Executive Vice-Chairman Uday Kotak, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Suzlon Energy Chairman Tulsi Tanti and Kedaara Capital Advisors LLP Managing Partner Manish Kejriwal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

కమ్మ సోదరులకు దీపావళి శుభాకాంక్షలు

మితృలకు, కమ్మ సోదరులకు దీపావళి శుభాకాంక్షలు... ఈ పండుగ మీ జీవితంలో కొత్త వెలుగులు నింపాలని కోరుకుంటూ...... 


Girl Scouts Honor Sruthi Tummala’s Service

Sruthi Tummala knows exactly when she fell in love with science and math — at her first Girl Scouts camp in eighth grade.

The Ursuline senior Sruthi Tummala was honored as a Young Woman of Distinction at the recent Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Women of Distinction Luncheon at The Hilton Anatole.

“It’s about moving forward and helping the next generation,” said Tummala. “Ursuline and the Girl Scouts are so Serviam-based. Ursuline has made me more self-confident and showed me leadership doesn’t have to be on a big scale. You can always make a difference.”

Tummala has been a Juliette Girl Scout member since 2012. With the help of Girl Scouts mentor Gerri Gordon, she earned her Gold Award after developing math and science curriculum for fourth graders at St. Monica. She also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to community service.

Tummala said she was inspired listening to luncheon keynote speaker Reshma Saujani, the CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit committed to teaching girls computer skills and bridging the gender gap in the IT industry.

“She said it’s hard when you can’t see people like you in your field, but she’s exactly like me,” Tummala said. “That’s so nice.”

Tummala hasn’t decided where she’s going to college, but she wants to major in economics or entrepreneurship and pursue medical school. The president and founder of Ursuline’s National Science Honor Society and Entrepreneurship Club has also been an avid horseback rider since fifth grade. Her favorite class is psychology.

“I think the combination (of economics or entrepreneurship and medical school) will work well together when I start my own clinic,” Tummala said.

Kamma Sanghams Karteeka Maasam Vanabhojanalu Schedule

 15-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Nizampet - Kukatpally (Hyd) on 15-11-2015 at 4th Road, KTR Colony -   Nizampet 
Kamma Sangham - Manchiryal - Adilabad Dist on 15-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Ramachandrapuram - E.Godavari District on 15-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Guntur on 15-11-2015 at Palakaluru Road - Guntur

                                              22-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Repalle and Vemuru on 21-11-2015 at Govada - Balakoteswara Swamy Devastanam 
Kamma Sangham - Motinagar - Hyderabad on 22-11-2015 at Don Bosco School - Motinagar
Kamma Sangham - Qutbullapur - Jeedimetla (Hyd) area on 22-11-2015 at Kakatiya Kalyana Mantapam, Bahadurpalli Cross.
Kamma Sangham - A S Rao Nagar - Synik puri (Hyd) on 22-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Khammam on 22-11-2015 at Cherukuri Mango Gardens - Rotary Nagar - Khammam
Kamma Sangham - Repalle and Vemuru on 21-11-2015 at Govada - Balakoteswara Swamy Devastanam 
                                              29-11-2015
Kamma Sangham - Kakinada on 29-12-2015 at Kamma Mahajana Community Hall, NFCL Road, Kakinada
Kamma Sangham - Tadepalli Gudem on 29-11-2015 at Kamma Sangham Kalyanamandapam 
Kamma Sangham - Kavali on 29-11-2015 at Narasimhaswamy temple - Kavali
Kamma Sangham - Nandhyala on 29-11-2015 at Mahanandi, Mahanandeswara Swamy temple
Kamma Sangham - Narasaraopet on 29-11-2015 
                                               
                                               06-12-2015
Kamma Sangham - Kukatpally - Hyderabad on 6-12-2015 at Nizampet Road 
Kamma Sangham - Ongole Town on 22-11-2015 at Kammavari Sangham old age home (Inauguration also) on NH at Manduva vari palem near Trovagunta cross.
Kamma Sangham - Rajahumndry on 6-12-2015 at Cherukuri Estates near Bypass road - Rjy
Kamma Sangham - Tirupathi on 6-12-2015 at Ramanaidu gardens - Revinue Colony - Tirupathi
Kamma Sangham - Kurnool on 6-12-2015 at Kamma Sangham Kalyana Mandapam - Kakatiya Nagar - Atmakur Road
Kamma Sangham  - Jangareddy Gudem - on 6-12-2015 at Kakarla Suresh farm house - Aswaraopet Road, JR Gudem


Monday, November 9, 2015

Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad replaces Roger Binny as national selector

Mumbai, Nov 9: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started clean-up on conflict of interest issues. Among several major decisions taken today at the Indian cricket board's 86th Annual General Meeting (AGM), former India all-rounder Roger Binny was removed as senior selector and replaced with former wicketkeeper-batsman Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad

"Now, to identify fresh talent, to identify players who can go on to become legends, who can go on to serve for the country for long, is not a small thing. With such a vast pool of talent available in the country, that is a big challenge which I will definitely enjoy. Because, from nowhere, Andhra Cricket Association is something today. I am damn sure, with all the talent pool that we have, I think it will be a fantastic thing," Prasad told PTI here. 

Prasad, a former wicketkeeper-batsman, said the new job would be challenging though he has been involved in selection with the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) for many years now. 

"Definitely, it will be a challenging job. I have been selecting in Andhra for different age groups. Almost all nine age groups, I am a part of selection committee," he said. 

Prasad, who played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs for India, is from Andhra Pradesh. The 40-year-old Prasad is set to take over from Binny in one of the two changes in the 5-man selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil. 

The 5 senior selectors are Vikram Rathore (North Zone), Sandeep Patil (Chairman, West Zone), Gagan Khoda (Central Zone), Prasad (South Zone) and Saba Karim (East Zone).

Indian American researcher Dr. Pavan Atluri-led team develops replacement tissues, organs

A team of bioengineers at Rice University and surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania, led in part by an Indian American scientist Pavan Atluri, have collaborated to create a new implant that could indicate medical technology may be on the cusp of developing replacement tissues and organs for transplantation.

The implant, which contains an intricate network of blood vessels, was created in a 3D printer using just sugar and silicone.

The researchers have recently released their findings in a study called “In vivo anastomosis and perfusion of a 3D printed construct containing micro-channel networks,” published in the journal Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods.

“They don’t yet look like the blood vessels found in organs, but they have some of the key features relevant for a transplant surgeon,” said Jordan Miller, professor of bioengineering at Rice and head of the bioengineering team. “We created a construct that has one inlet and one outlet, which are about 1 millimeter in diameter, and these main vessels branch into multiple smaller vessels, which are about 600 to 800 microns.

The team or surgeons from the University of Pennsylvania was led by Indian American Pavan Atluri, an assistant professor of surgery there.

Atluri’s group used Doppler imaging technology to team observe and measure blood flow through the construct and found that it withstood physiologic pressures and remained open and unobstructed for up to three hours.

“This study provides a first step toward developing a transplant model for tissue engineering where the surgeon can directly connect arteries to an engineered tissue,” Miller said. “In the future we aim to utilize a biodegradable material that also contains live cells next to these perfusable vessels for direct transplantation and monitoring long term.”

Vennam Jyothi Surekha is Asian champion

Vijayawada archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha has emerged Asian champion by winning the individual gold in the final defeating Iranian Afsaneh by a margin of four points (141-137). Surekha, an archer representing the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) and a student of Koneru Lakshmaiah University, was off to flying start by taking narrow lead (29-28, 28-27) and later increased to six by punching 30-26.

She maintained her focus in the subsequent games to keep the Iranian in leash to win the coveted medal.

However, in the compound team final, India with Jyothi Surekha, Swati and Jayalakshmi faced a setback as they lost to a much-focussed rival Korea in the finial by a meagre margin of two points (232-234). Surekha, among stood out as she punched total 80 points while her mates garnered 76 each. The 19-year-old archer finished the season in a triumphant manner by winning six international medals, two gold, three silver and one bronze. She won two individual golds in the Asia Cup (March) and Asian Championship (November), both held in Bangkok.

She won three silver in the World University Games at Gwangju (mixed team), Asia Cup (mixed team) and Asian Championship (women team). She won the lone bronze when the women team finished third in the Asia Cup.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rishika Sunkara wins ITF singles title

Raipur: Top seed Rishika Sunkara of Vijayawada (Playing for Delhi) subdued a fighting Natasha Palha 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in the final of the $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament and lifted the Gondwana Cup here on last Saturday.

It was her third singles final on the trot for the 22-year-old Rishika. Incidentally, it was her second singles title in the international circuit, with the earlier one having been won in Delhi in May 2012.

After having lost to Fatma Al Nabhani of Oman and four-time National champion Prerna Bhambri in the last two finals in Hyderabad and Lucknow respectively, the wiry Rishika was resolute about enhancing her title collection.

Incidentally, she has eight doubles titles, including four this season, and had lost the doubles final with Prerna on Friday.

It was Rishika who called the shots early on, when she led 3-1 in the second set after having served out the first set at love. However, the athletic Natasha, who had started well but had lost her way, stepped up her game to reel off six games on the trot.

The 21-year-old Natasha swept away with the second set, dropping only four points in five games.

In the decider, Natasha missed her chances as, after having broken Rishika’s serve in the first game, she missed six gamepoints and dropped her serve on the third breakpoint.

From then on, Rishika dictated the course of the match to eventually pull through in two hours and 51 minutes.

Interestingly, it was the fourth victory for Rishika over Natasha in as many meetings in the international circuit, from 2007, when the two had met in the junior circuit for the first time.

The 582nd ranked Natasha was sharp in converting her chances as she won seven of nine breakpoints, but Rishika did it better by breaking Natasha’s serve nine times after forcing 22 breakpoints.

The champion collected 12 WTA points and the runner-up, seven WTA points.

The results (final): Rishika Sunkara bt Natasha Palha 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Apurva Kanneganti scores perfect on SAT and ACT creates record

GERMANTOWN, TN - Apurva Kanneganti, A Shelby County Schools student has accomplished two nearly-impossible feats, achieving perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT.

Germantown High School Senior Apurva Kanneganti scored a 36 on the ACT and a 2400 on the SAT. the scores which are rarely achieved. Born in Hyderabad, Apurva moved to US when she was just two-years. Her mother, Tirumala Devi Kanneganti is a professor at St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis while her father, Kanneganti Sanjeev Rao is an IT professional.


Her mother hails from Kothagudem in Khammam, while father hails from Guntur.

"And in the future I want to be a physician, so helping out people is one of my major things,” Kanneganti said.

The college board which oversees testing said just 0.02 percent of students earn a perfect score on their SAT test, while ACT officials said about 0.06 percent make a perfect score on the ACT.

"Well, definitely they are not a piece of cake; I did study for them,” she said.

Kanneganti will be graduating from Germantown High School at the top of her class this year, and she’s only 16 years old.

Apurva is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program and president of five clubs at GHS. She credits her parents, both of whom work at St. Jude, with her success.

“They never told me you have to get a 36, you have to get all As. They just said ‘do your best.’”

She hopes to attend Harvard, but still considers herself a normal teenager.

Apurva also does a lot in the Indian community in Memphis, performing classical dance and organizing cultural activities.

"I just try to balance everything out so I'm not lame,” she said with a laugh. “I do have a lot of fun, but I just make sure that my academics are kind of where they should be as well.”

Colleges around the world are trying to recruit the teen. At last check, she has been offered more than $400,000 in scholarships.

AMD appoints Raja Koduri head of Radeon Graphics Group

AMD has announced that it is bundling its disparate graphics efforts into a single division, dubbed the Radeon Technologies Group, under freshly-promoted senior vice president and chief architect Raja Koduri.

Acquired by CPU specialist AMD back in 2006 for $5.4 billion, GPU maker ATI was rapidly absorbed by its new parent and found its technologies spread throughout the company. Rebranded simply as AMD, ATI's technologies can be found in embedded, consumer, enthusiast, and even server and high-performance computing products. This, however, has given the fiscally-challenged AMD a fresh issue: how to regain the focus the company once enjoyed as a separate entity.

AMD's solution: to bring the graphics division back under a single leader, Raja Koduri. The newly-formed Radeon Technologies Group will handle every aspect of graphics and GPGPU computing at the firm, with the 47 year old executive at the helm. It's far from Koduri's first rodeo: he has previously overseen the development of the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology found in AMD's latest graphics products, and has been leading the company's LiquidVR initiative. Prior to rejoining AMD, Koduri worked as director of graphics architecture at Apple, and before that he was at ATI pre-acquisition and AMD post-acquisition.


'AMD is one of the few companies with the engineering talent and IP to make emerging immersive computing opportunities a reality,' crowed Koduri of the company that has just given him a hefty promotion. 'Now, with the Radeon Technologies Group, we have a dedicated team focused on growing our business as we create a unique environment for the best and brightest minds in graphics to be a part of the team re-defining the industry.'



'We are entering an age of immersive computing where we will be surrounded by billions of brilliant pixels that enhance our daily lives in ways we have yet to fully comprehend,' added Lisa Su, president and chief executive of AMD. 'AMD is well positioned to lead this transition with graphics IP that powers the best gaming and visual computing experiences today. With the creation of the Radeon Technologies Group we are putting in place a more agile, vertically-integrated graphics organization focused on solidifying our position as the graphics industry leader, recapturing profitable share across traditional graphics markets, and staking leadership positions in new markets such as virtual and augmented reality.'



The organising of the graphics division into a distinct entity is, however, likely to refresh rumours of a split that would see AMD spin off the Radeon Technologies Group - possibly even regaining its former name of ATI - in order to stem its growing losses. AMD has not, however, publicly commented on the likelihood of such a move.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Satya Nadella on Forbes' List of ‘Most Powerful People’

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, has made it to Forbes’ seventh annual list of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” The executive — the only Indian American on the list — ranked 61, moving up three spots from last year.

About Nadella, Forbes said: “Now in his second year as CEO, Satya Nadella is making strong progress re-establishing the $93.58 billion-in-revenues company as an innovator in tech. The company's new operating system, Windows 10, successfully launched in July; flashy new gadgets like the HoloLens augmented reality goggles made headlines, and new consumer hardware like the Surface Book earned rave reviews.”

Monday, November 2, 2015

Padmabhushan Dr.R.V Perumal (Former Director ISRO)

Dr.Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal (A Kamma, Native of Tuticorin District - Tamilnadu) was a well known aeronautical scientist of India. For 36 years he worked with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in design, development of launch vehicle hardware, project management, launch operations including two years as Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Center. He did his M.E in Aircraft Structures (1965-67) from the Indian Institute of Science, Department of Aeronautics - Bangalore. R V Perumal  He was a Director at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was responsible for the flight integration and launch operations of the first three PSLV flights. From 1996 to 2001, he was Project Director of the Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle Programme (GSLV) Trivandrum. Perumal was a pioneer in the development and assembly of the Geo-Synchronous LaunchVehicle. .From May 2001 he has been the Associate Director (Projects), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, 

He was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2002.