States - 2018 FEBRUARY

February 1

AP CM Naidu lays foundation for Universal Peace Retreat Center in Amaravati
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation for "Universal Peace Retreat Center" of 'Prajapita Brahmakumari Eswariya University'.
The Andhra Pradesh government has allotted 10 acres of land for this center at Nekkollu village within the Amaravati capital region.
Chief of Brahmakumaris, Dr. Janaki Dadi, the organization's representatives from all over India are participating in the event.

February 2

Arun Jaitley announces new tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh
With increased friction along the border with China, the government is focussing on improving connectivity in such areas.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed construction of a new tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh.
In addition to boosting private sector participation in defence manufacturing, the government also plans to develop industrial corridors as well as unveil a new procurement policy.

February 3

India’s largest Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) launched in Hyderabad’s Neknampur Lake
The Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) on Neknampur Lake was inaugurated in Hyderabad.
India’s largest Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) launched in Hyderabad's Neknampur Lake.
The Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) on Neknampur Lake was inaugurated on World Wetlands Day (February 2). The size of the FTW is 3,000 sq. ft.
It has been formed by the joint efforts of Dhruvansh, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, the Ranga Reddy district administration and other organisations.

February 5

‘Global chant’ for peace at Buddhist festival aims at world record
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority attempted a world record through a collective chant led by senior monks for world peace and harmony, as part of the ongoing Buddhist Heritage Festival.
Senior monks representing three rafts of Buddhism heravat, Mahayana and Vajrayana were invited on to the dais to lead the chants, while the organisers facilitated livestreaming of the prayers and appealed to people across the country and outside to log onto the website and join the chant seeking peace and harmony across the world.