VIT promises to sponsor 26 Andhra students: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) chairman Dr G. Viswanath said the AP government has been extending complete cooperation towards development of educational institutions in the new Capital, Amaravati, and said that they were planning to improve VIT-Amaravati on par with their campus in Vellore.

VIT Promises To Sponsor 26 Andhra Students Chairman Dr G. Viswanath

VIT Promises To Sponsor 26 Andhra Students

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Sarvepalli Radha-krishnan academic block and Sarojini Naidu hostel block at Ainavolu, Amaravation Tuesday.

Addressing the gather. ing on the occasion, Mr Viswanath said AP students were occupying top positions in every field. About 650 students are pursuing education in VIT-Amaravati.

VIT Promises To Sponsor 26 Andhra Students

Mr Viswanath said that he too belonged to AP and so decided to help the rural students through Support The Advancement of Rural Students (STARS) programme, under which VIT will sponsor two students from every district of AP. The expenses of their education and accommodation Would be borne by the institute, he said.

Mr. Chandrababu Naidu said that VIT Was the first to come forward to set up an institute in Amaravati following his request and hailed the STARS programme. Mr Venkaiah Naidu presented merit certificates and books to sponsored students – Pawan Kunnar and Revathi.

Ministers P. Pulla Rao, K. Srinivas and Ch. Ayyana Patrudu, MP C.M. Ramesh, Tadikonda MLA T. Sravan Kumar and others were present.

Note: VIT-Amarawati is the first institute to Set up an educational institution in the Capital region, following my request.



Over 30 passengers who were traveling in an APSRTC bus had a miraculous escape. When their vehicle stopped just moments before plunging into a roadside step Well. In the process, a pedestrian Was killed in the accident. According to the police, the driver tried to avoid hitting a twowheeler rider and Swerved the vehicle to the right and put brakes sharply. The bus came to halt at the edge of a 30-foot deep road-side step well. The front wheels of the bus were hanging over the Well.

Miraculous Escape Of 30 Passengers

The bus along with the passengers was stuck there for Over half an hour before locals and police rushed and helped them leave the vehicle. The incident occurred near Mamillapalli Kunta Cross close to Puttaparthi in the district on Tuesday. The bus Was proceeding from Gorantla to Puttaparthi. A few of the bus passengers suffered minor injuries. Passengers appreciated the driver for managing to stop the bus before it fell into the well. However, it was not all a happy ending. A pedestrian Who Was Walking along the road was run over when the bus Swerved sharply to avoid hitting the two-wheeler.

Note: The bus Came to halt at the edge of a 30-foot deep roadside Step Well.