VISAKHAPATNAM:The three-day Vizag Property Expo-2015 concluded on a grand note here Sunday with the Visakhapatnam unit of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) announcing ‘BR Raju Memorial Award’ to three meritorious students from the architecture department of the Andhra University College of Engineering for the eighth consecutive year.
HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao gave away the award to the meritorious students during the valedictory held at Swarna Bharati Indoor Stadium. Sneha Patel of first year, Sheik Aasmeena of second year and K Sai Harshitha of third year from the AU architecture department bagged the award for scoring the highest grade in studies for 2014. They were each presented an award along with `1 lakh cash prize. The award was instituted in 2007 in memory of BR Raju, who served the CREDAI in various capacities.
Crowds swelled at the venue on the last day of the property expo, which had more than 60 builders and another 20 material suppliers offering over 200 projects in and around the city. The organisers said that the expo witnessed more than one lakh footfalls in the past three days. The CREDAI Visakhapatnam chapter authorities said that there were numerous inquiries over the prices of plots and flats, while there was a good response for villas and commercial spaces as well.
Pendurthi MLA Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy, Yelamanchili MLA Panchakarla Ramesh Babu, State Bank of India deputy general manager KN Nayak, CREDAI Andhra Pradesh chairman K Subba Raju, president Are Siva Reddy, CREDAI-Visakhapatnam chapter chairman B Raja Srinivas, president K Rama Krishna Rao and secretary P Koteswara Rao were present.