Press releases

23 SEP
2020

AP Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan condoles death of Minister of State for Railway Suresh Angadi

Vijayawada, September 23: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed his profound grief and sadness at the sudden demise of Sri Suresh Angadi, Minister of State for Railways, on Wednesday, while undergoing treatment for corona virus.

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17 SEP
2020

AP Governor wishes PM on his birthday

Vijayawada, September 17: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan wished Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on his birthday on Thursday. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Governor Sri Harichandan said 'I along with the people of Andhra Pradesh convey our heartiest felicitations and warm greetings to you on your birthday.'

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16 SEP
2020

AP Governor condoles death of Tirupati MP

Vijayawada, September 16: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed his profound grief and sorrow at the sudden demise of Sri Balli Durga Prasad Rao, Member of Parliament from Tirupati on Wednesday, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai.

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07 SEP
2020

NEP 2020 will boost higher education in the country – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, September 07: Speaking during the Governors Conference on the ‘Role of the National Education Policy 2020 in transforming higher education’ through video conference from Raj Bhavan on Monday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said the NEP 2020 is a progressive and future oriented initiative and offers equitable access to Higher Education by bridging the gap between current and desirable learning outcomes.

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04 SEP
2020

AP Governor to participate in Governors’ Conference on New Education Policy 2020

Vijayawada, September 04: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been invited by President Sri Ram Nath Kovind to participate in the Governors’ Conference on the ‘Role of New Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) in transforming Higher Education’ to be held on September 7 through video conference.

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04 SEP
2020

Message of the Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on 5th September

Vijayawada, September 04: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan in a message conveyed his greetings to the teaching fraternity in the state on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on 5th September: I convey my best wishes to the teaching fraternity in Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.

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31 AUG
2020

AP Governor pays tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee

Vijayawada, August 31: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan paid rich tributes to former President Sri Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away on Monday. Governor Sri Harichandan recalled the services Sri Pranab Mukherjee as 13th President of the nation and said Sri Pranab Mukherjee rendered over five decades of exemplary service to the nation in Government as well as Parliament.

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31 AUG
2020

AP Governor greets Indian team for winning FIDE Online Chess Olympiad

Vijayawada, August 31: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan extended hearty congratulations to the Indian team for winning the first Online Fide Chess Olympiad co-championship jointly with Russia.

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28 AUG
2020

Message of Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of ‘Muharram’ on 29th August, 2020

“Muharram symbolizes the spirit of sacrifice which is placed above all the virtues of mankind. Muharram commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet, who sacrificed his life at the altar of true belief.

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21 AUG
2020

AP Governor expresses deep sorrow at the fire accident in Srisailam Power House

Vijayawada, August 21: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep sorrow and anguish at the major fire accident which occurred in the underground hydel power house at the Srisailam Project on Thursday night due to a short circuit in which six employees were killed and 15 were rescued.

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21 AUG
2020

Message of Hon'ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi (22.08.2020)

“I convey my warm greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Vinayaka Chathurthi. This important Hindu festival is celebrated across the country with great devotion and gaiety and with participation of young people in large number.

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17 AUG
2020

AP Governor condoles death of legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj

Vijayawada, August 17: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed grief and sadness at the unfortunate demise of legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj.

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14 AUG
2020

AT HOME’ not to be held at Raj Bhavan this year

Vijayawada, August 14: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation, Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided not to hold the AT HOME’ function at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of Independence Day, this year.

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14 AUG
2020

“Donate plasma and save lives” : AP Governor tells persons recovered from Covid-19

Message of Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of 74th Independence Day

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13 AUG
2020

Governor condoles death of Red Cross official

Vijayawada, August 13: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed grief and sadness at the demise of Sri GYN Babu, Treasurer of Indian Red Cross Society, AP State Branch, on Wednesday, while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in a hospital in Hyderabad.

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10 AUG
2020

Andhra Pradesh Governor greets the people on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami (11-08-2020)

Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has extended his warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami on August 11.

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09 AUG
2020

AP Governor expresses shock at the fire accident in Covid Care Centre

Vijayawada, August 09: Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep anguish and grief over the loss of lives due to the unfortunate fire accident which occured in the Swarna Palace hotel, Vijayawada which was being used as a Covid Care Centre attached to a private hospital in Vijayawada.

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08 AUG
2020

Message of Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of World Adivasi Day (August 9)

"On the occasion of World Adivasi Day, also known as the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples, I convey my greetings to the people of Adivasi communities in Andhra Pradesh. World Adivasi Day is celebrated on 9th August every year to raise awareness and protect theit rights.

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02 AUG
2020

Governor of Andhra Pradesh not to celebrate his birthday this year

Vijayawada, August 02: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, whose birthday falls on August 3, has decided not to celebrate his birthday this year due to prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.

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02 AUG
2020

Rakha Bandhan not to be celebrated at Raj Bhavan this year

Vijayawada, August 2: In the wake of unprecedented situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is decided to not to hold Raksha Bandhan Celebrations at Raj Bhavan on August 3 this year.

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31 JLY
2020

Message of Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of BAKRID on August 01, 2020 (Saturday)

"On the solemn occasion of Bakrid (Id-ul-Zuha), I extend my cordial greetings and good wishes to all my Muslim brethren in Andhra Pradesh. Bakrid holds immense significance in the Islamic faith and is celebrated with great reverence.

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23 JLY
2020

Solution will be found soon for the Covid-19 crisis : AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, July 23: In a televised address to the people of Andhra Pradesh, on the occasion of completion of one year in office, Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said the human ingenuity and capability of innovation and adaptation will soon create a solution for the Covid-19 pandemic, the mankind is facing now.

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22 JLY
2020

AP Governor administers oath to Ministers

Vijayawada, July 22: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan administered oath of office to Sri Chelluboyina Srinivasa Venu Gopala Krishna, MLA, Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari district and Dr. Seediri Appalaraju, MLA, Palasa, Srikakulam district, as Members of the Council of Ministers at the swearing-in ceremony held at Durbar Hall, AP Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on Wednesday.

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21 JLY
2020

Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan held review meeting with officials on Covid-19 through video conference

Vijayawada, July 21: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan held a review meeting on the status of Covid-19 situation in the State with Chief Secretary Smt. Nilam Sawhney, Spl. Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Sri K.S. Jawahar Reddy and other officials through video conference from Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

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21 JLY
2020

AP Governor expresses shock at the sudden demise of Sri Lalji Tandon

Vijayawada, July 21: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep shock and sorrow at the sudden demise of Madhya Pradesh Governor Sri Lalji Tandon on Tuesday.

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17 JLY
2020

Follow COVID-19 protocols in conduct of examinations – AP Governor

Vijayawada, July 17: Addressing the Vice Chancellors and other administrators of State Universities through video conference held on Friday at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said COVID-19 protocols should be adhered to in conduct of examinations for final year students as per UGC guidelines.

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16 JLY
2020

AP Governor to hold Vice Chancellors' conference

Vijayawada, July 16: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, will be holding a conference of the Vice Chancellors of Universities in the State on Friday, to be held through video conference from Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada.

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01 JLY
2020

AP Governor expresses concern at the gas leakage incident in Vizag

Vijayawada, July 01: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed concern at the incident of benzimidazole gas leakage occurred in a factory situated in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Paravada in Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Tuesday.

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29 JUN
2020

Trainee IAS officers meet AP Governor

Vijayawada, June 29: Trainee IAS officers of 2018 batch allotted to AP cadre, who were undergoing training in AP Secretariat, met Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan at Raj Bhavan on Monday.

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26 JUN
2020

Establish junior and youth Red Cross units in schools and colleges – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, June 26: Launching the mobile app for enrolment of volunteers brought out by AP Branch of Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, said there is a need to establish Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross units in schools and colleges to inculcate the spirit of voluntarism among the youth.

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20 JUN
2020

Message of the Hon’ble Governor on the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2020 on June 21

“Yoga is a 5,000-year-old tradition originated in our country that combines physical, mental and spiritual pursuits to achieve harmony of the body and mind.

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19 JUN
2020

AP Governor condoles death of BPR Vithal

Vijayawada, June 19: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep sorrow and sadness on the passing away of Sri B.P.R. Vithal retired senior IAS officer on Friday.

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17 JUN
2020

AP Governor pays homage to martyred army officer

Vijayawada, June 17: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan paid homage to Colonel B. Santosh Babu, Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment and the several other soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice today at Galwan Valley, in Ladakh along the LAC.

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17 JUN
2020

AP Governor condoles death of pilgrims in road accident

Vijayawada, June 17: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep shock and anguish at the road accident occurred on Wednesday near Vedadri village of Jaggaiapet Mandal in Krishna district, in which 10 pilgrims were killed and several others were injured when the tractor in which they were traveling was hit by a lorry, on their return from a pilgrimage to a nearby temple.

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16 JUN
2020

AP Governor pays homage to Col. Santosh Babu

Vijayawada, June 16: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan paid homage to Colonel B. Santosh Babu, Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment and the two soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice today at Galwan Valley, in Ladakh along the LAC.

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15 JUN
2020

Governor to address joint session of AP Legislature through video conference today

Vijayawada, June 15: As the Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan is going to address the joint session of the AP Legislature through video conference from Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, Sri Mukesh Kumar Meena, Secretary to Governor, reviewed the preparatory arrangements made at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, on Monday.

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13 JUN
2020

AP Governor appeals youth to donate blood and save lives

Vijayawada, June 13: On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan appealed to the youth and students to come forward in large numbers to donate blood and save lives. The Governor said no life should be lost in the State for want of blood.

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08 JUN
2020

People should learn to live in harmony with nature – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, June 08: Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan participating as Chief Guest at the Valedictory session of World Environment Day 2020 celebrations, from Raj Bhavan on Monday, said Lock downs imposed by several countries across the world showed that nature can still flourish, if it is given a chance.

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03 JUN
2020

AP Governor lauds services of Red Cross Volunteers during Covid-19 pandemic

Vijayawada, June 03: Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan interacted with the District Collectors and Presidents of District Units of Indian Red Cross Society, AP Chapter, through the video conference held from Raj Bhavan on Wednesday and reviewed the activities of IRCS and the steps taken to contain the spread of corona virus pandemic in the state.

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24 MAY
2020

AP Governor greets Muslim Brethren on the occasion of EID-UL-FITR (RAMZAN) on 25-05-2020

Vijayawada, May 24: Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan in a communication conveyed his message on the occasion of Ramzan festival: "On the solemn occasion of the culmination of Holy month of RAMZAN as ID-UL-FITR, I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to all Muslim brethren. The teachings of Holy Quran have shaped the lives of the society over the ages since the advent of the Prophet.

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20 MAY
2020

AP Governor cautions people to observe safeguards as normalcy is being restored

Vijayawada, May 20: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan in a message broadcast over AIR Vijayawada on Wednesday urged the people to be cautious by maintaining physical distance, wearing face masks, frequent washing of hands etc. as efforts are being made to restore normalcy in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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14 MAY
2020

AP Governor expresses shock at the tractor accident in Prakasam district

Vijayawada, May 14: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed shock and dismay at the accident in which a tractor collided with an electric pole in Naguluppulapadu mandal near Machavaram in Prakasam district in which 9 persons were killed, including 7 women and several others were injured. The Governor was informed that the district administration is taking necessary steps to provide medical care by shifting the injured persons to hospital.

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07 MAY
2020

AP Governor greets Red Cross fraternity on World Red Cross Day

Vijayawada, May 07: Governor of Andhra Pradesh and President of the AP State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society, Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, greeted the Red Cross Members, Volunteers and fraternity on the eve of World Red Cross Day on May 8. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on this day, all over the world commemorating the birth anniversary of Jean Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.

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07 MAY
2020

AP Governor expresses shock at the gas leakage incident in Visakhapatnam district

Vijayawada, May 07: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed deep shock and concern at the incident of leakage of gas occurred in a factory situated in RR Venkatapuram village near Gopalapatnam in Visakhapatnam district in the early hours of Thursday.

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06 MAY
2020

UNICEF to partner with Indian Red Cross Society AP State Branch for COVID-19 response and recovery

Vijayawada, May 06: In a letter addressed to AP Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Mr. Meital Rusdia, Chief of Field Office of UNICEF, representing AP, Karnataka and Telangana, sought the approval of the Governor and President of the AP State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society, to partner with IRCS AP State Branch, for COVID-19 response and recovery programme.

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23 APR
2020

AP Governor appeals to Muslim brethren to stay indoors and pray at home during Ramzan

Vijayawada, April 23: While extending greetings to Muslim brethren in the state on the occasion of beginning of the Holy Month of Ramzan, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan appealed to all the people of the community to stay indoors and offer prayers at home during the Holy Month of Ramzan.

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20 APR
2020

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

Vijayawada, April 20: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan in a message conveyed his grief and sadness over the sudden demise of Shri Anand Singh Bisht, father of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath, while undergoing treatment at AIIMS New Delhi, on Monday.

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14 APR
2020

AP Governor pays tributes to Baba Saheb Ambedkar

Vijayawada, April 14: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan paid glowing tributes to Bharata Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, in a simple programme held at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan, Vijayawada on Tuesday.

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13 APR
2020

Message of Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on 14th April, 2020

Vijayawada, April 13: “Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was an eminent jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer, well known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution.’

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10 APR
2020

Andhra Pradesh Governor contributes Rs.30 lakhs to CMRF from discretionary funds

Vijayawada, April 10: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided to contribute Rs.30 Lakhs to the AP Chief Minister’s Relief Fund from the discretionary funds/grants available to meet expenditure of the Governor/Governor’s Secretariat, under the budget allocated during the Financial year 2020-21.

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09 APR
2020

Message of Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of Good Friday on 10th April, 2020

Vijayawada, April 09: "Good Friday is observed by Christian brethren all over the World in memory of crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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07 APR
2020

AP Governor consents for 30 percent voluntary cut in salary for one year

Vijayawada, April 07: In a letter addressed to Sri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has conveyed his decision of voluntary deduction of 30 percent from his salary every month from April this year, for a period of one year.

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05 APR
2020

Lighting of lamps is a reflection of unity of the people in the fight against corona virus: AP Governor

Vijayawada, April 05: Lighting of lamps is a reflection of the unity and determination of the people to rid the country of the dreaded corona virus, said Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, while participating in the event held at Raj Bhavan on Sunday in response to the call given by the PM Sri Narendra Modi.

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04 APR
2020

Facilitate farmers to sell agriculture produce in villages itself:  AP Governor tells govt officials

Vijayawada, April 4: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Busan Harichandan said farmers should not face any problems in selling their agricultural produce. Speaking to officials of the state govt in a meeting held at Raj Bhavan on Saturday, the Governor said that a farmer-friendly approach is needed in purchasing paddy and other agricultural produce during this hour of crisis.

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04 APR
2020

Participate in lighting of lamps on Sunday in show of unity : AP Governor appeals to people

Vijayawada, April 04: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan appealed to the people of the state to participate in the show of unity by switching off lights and lighting of lamps, diyas, torch lights at 9 pm on Sunday, 5th April, for nine minutes in response to the call given by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi.

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04 APR
2020

Message of Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi on 5th April, 2020

“Babu Jagjivan Ram is an illustrious freedom fighter and a visionary leader. The contribution of Babu Jagjivan Ram to the country’s politics and development will always be remembered. He was an able administrator and rendered impeccable service to the country.

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04 APR
2020

Avoid religious congregations, cooperate with medical staff: AP Governor appeals to religious leaders

Vijayawada, April 04: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan gave an appeal to the religious leaders in the state to completely stop all forms of religious congregations and to issue an advisory to all the people of their faith to follow physical distancing and other guidelines issued by the Central and State Governments and support the administration in curbing the spread of Coronavirus.

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03 APR
2020

State Govt implementing lock down effectively: AP Governor tells the President in video conference

Vijayawada, April 03: Hon. Governor Sri Biswa Busan Harichandan said Andhra Pradesh govt is taking necessary precautions to prevent spread of corona virus. Speaking during the Video conference held by the President Sri Ram Nath Kovind on Friday, the Governor said officials of front-line departments are acting in coordination.

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01 APR
2020

On the occasion of 'Sri Rama Navami' on 2nd April, 2020 Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan conveyed his wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada, April 01: "On this happy and auspicious occasion of Sri Rama Navami, I extend my warm greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh. I pray that Maryada Purushottam Lord Sri Rama may be our guide to lead a life of Dharma, Love, Truth and Happiness.

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31 MAR
2020

Donate generously to PM CARES Fund and AP CM Relief Fund – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, March 31: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan made an appeal to the people of the state to come forward and donate generously to the ‘PM CARES – Fund’ as well as the AP CM Relief Fund to strengthen the hands of the Central and State governments and to enable them to deal with the COVID-19 calamity, which is posing a threat to the entire humanity.

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30 MAR
2020

AP Governor appeals to follow guidelines and prevent spread of COVID-19. Donates one month’s salary to PM CARES fund and one lakh to CM's relief fund

Vijayawada,  March 30: In a message telecast over electronic media, Hon Governor Biswa Bushan Harichandan appealed to people to adhere to the guidelines issued by both the central and state governments strictly to prevent spread of corona virus. In response to the call given by Prime Minister, the Governor decided to contribute one month’s salary to the PM CARES-fund and donate Rs one lakh to CM's relief fund.

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28 MAR
2020

Make students part of corona awareness campaign: Governor tells Chairman of APSCHE

Vijayawada, March 28: Hon Governor Biswa Bushan Harichandan said students should play a key role in bringing awareness among people on community distancing to prevent the spread of corona virus. He said students can bring awareness among lakhs of people.

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27 MAR
2020

Create awareness on social distance – AP Governor tells Red Cross Society

Vijayawada, March 27: Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan held detailed review meeting with Dr. A. Sridhar Reddy, Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch on Friday in Raj Bhavan, and directed him to step up its activities to contain the spread of novel corona virus.

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27 MAR
2020

AP Governor participates in the video conference held by the President on COVID-19

Vijayawada, March 27: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan participated in the video conference convened by Hon’ble President of India Sri Ram Nath Kovind on Friday. In the video conference that commenced at 9.50 AM on Friday participated by the Vice President of India, all Governors and Lt. Governors, the President Sri Ram Nath Kovind interacted with the Governors and Lt. Governors of selected states, which are affected most by the spread of novel corona virus COVID-19.

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27 MAR
2020

Condolence Message

Vijayawada, March 27: Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed grief and sadness at the sudden demise of Rajyogini Dadi Janki Ji, Chief of Brahma Kumaris in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, in the early hours on Friday.

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24 MAR
2020

On the occasion of Sri Sarvari Nama ‘UGADI’ Festival on 25th March, 2020

Vijayawada, March 24: On the occasion of Sri Sarvari Nama ‘UGADI’ Festival on 25th March, 2020, Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan conveyed his wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh in a communication.

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22 MAR
2020

AP Governor thanks people for following Janata Curfew

Vijayawada, March 22: The Governor thanked the people of Andhra Pradesh for observing Janata curfew on Sunday in pursuance to the call given by the Hon'ble PM Sri Narendra Modi, which was a grand success.

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21 MAR
2020

Make Janata Curfew successful: AP Governor

Vijayawada, March 21st: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan sought the attention of people of Andhra Pradesh to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, 22nd March, from 7 AM to 9 PM by adhering to the call given by PM Sri Narendra Modi ji and make it successful.

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21 MAR
2020

Take all steps to prevent spread of corona virus: Governor Harichandan tells Chief Secretary

Vijayawada, March 21: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan held review meeting on status of coronavirus with Chief Secretary Smt. Nilam Sawhney, Sri Jawahar Reddy, Spl. CS, Medical and Health dept at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

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20 MAR
2020

Stay at home, follow health discipline to keep away Corona virus: AP Governor
Appeal by Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan to win the war against coronavirus

Vijayawada, March 20: Hon Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan appealed to people of the state to stay at home and follow all the precautionary measures as advised by the medical experts to avoid spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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20 MAR
2020

Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan's appeal to people of Andhra Pradesh on Corona virus

Vijayawada, March 20: “I appeal to the people of Andhra Pradesh to observe all the precautionary measures as advised by the medical professionals to avoid spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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10 MAR
2020

Governor registers as a voter in AP

Vijayawada, March 10: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Lady Governor Smt. Suprava Harichandan registered themselves as voters in the Vijayawada Central Constituency, in which the Raj Bhavan premises is located.

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09 MAR
2020

Message of Hon'ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on the occasion of 'Holi' Festival (10.03.2020)

“I convey my greetings and good wishes to the people of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Holi festival. Holi is a colourful and vibrant festival which strengthens fraternity and togetherness amongst the people and signifies peace and prosperity in the society.

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08 MAR
2020

Special appeal by AP Governor to keep away from Holi celebrations

Vijayawada, March 08: Hon'ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has appealed to the people of Andhra Pradesh to keep away from Holi celebrations this year in view of the advise of experts to avoid mass gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus in the state.

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08 MAR
2020

Message of the Hon'ble Governor on the occasion of International Women's Day - 8th March

Vijayawada March 07: "On the occasion of International Women's Day, I convey my best wishes to the women of Andhra Pradesh. Women in our country have always played a great role in the Nation building and in upholding national integrity, peace and harmony. Women have always been an inspiration to the society.

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07 MAR
2020

No Holi celebrations at AP Raj Bhavan this year

Vijayawada, March 07: Hon'ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided to keep away from Holi celebrations at Raj Bhavan on March 10th, keeping in view the advise of experts to avoid mass gatherings to avoid spread of Novel Corona virus.

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06 MAR
2020

State Election Commissioner meets Governor

Vijayawada, March 06: Sri N. Ramesh Kumar, AP State Election Commissioner met Hon'ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan at Raj Bhavan on Friday and briefed the Governor about the elections to be held for Local Bodies in Andhra Pradesh and the arrangements made for the conduct of the elections.

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05 MAR
2020

Condolence Message

Vijayawada, March 05: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan in a message conveyed his grief and sadness over the sudden demise of Sri Pothuri Venkateswara Rao, a doyen of Telugu journalism and former Chairman of AP Press Academy.

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27 FEB
2020

Governor appeals students to protect interests of downtrodden

Vijayawada, Feb 27: Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan appealed to the students to protect the interests of downtrodden people of the society.

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20 FEB
2020

Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan's Message for Mahasivarathri (21.02.2020)

Vijayawada, February 20: "On the auspicious occasion of MAHASIVARATHRI, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan conveyed heartiest greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

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14 FEB
2020

AP Governor awarded Doctor of Honoris Causa by Desh Bhagat University of Punjab

Vijayawada, February 14: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Honoris Causa by the Desh Baghat University of Mandi Gobindgarh in Punjab in the 6th Convocation of the University held on Friday

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11 FEB
2020

AP Governor’s visit to Odisha and New Delhi

Vijayawada, February 11: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan will be visiting Odisha to participate in the 12th Foundation Day programme of the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar on February 12.

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05 FEB
2020

New Vigilance Commissioner meets Governor

Vijayawada, February 05: The newly appointed Vigilance Commissioner Smt. Veena Ish, retired IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, met Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, on a courtesy visit at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.

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30 JAN
2020

AP Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan’s visit to Odisha

Vijayawada, January 30: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan will be visiting Odisha from February 1 to 3. During this period the Andhra Pradesh Governor will be participating in several programmes organized in Odisha and Kolkata.

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30 JAN
2020

Glowing tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day

Vijayawada, January 30: Speaking on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 72nd death anniversary, in a programme organized at Loyola College Auditorium in Vijayawada on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said Mahatma Gandhi was a great freedom fighter who taught the lesson of non-violence and worked on building the unity of the nation.

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27 JAN
2020

Book reading from early age makes children smart – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, January 27: Addressing the gathering on the occasion of release of the Book “Bala Sahithi Soochi”, a children’s bibliography in Telugu from 1963 to 2019, brought out by the Andhra Pradesh Library Association, at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada, on Monday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said all good habits should begin from an early age and reading is one of them.

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26 JAN
2020

AP Governor hosts ‘AT HOME’ function at Raj Bhavan

Vijayawada, January 26: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan hosted the traditional ‘AT HOME’ function at AP Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on the occasion of 71st Republic Day on Sunday.

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25 JAN
2020

Vote is a valuable right – AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, January 25: Participating as Chief Guest at the National Voters' Day Celebrations held at Thummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada on Saturday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said vote is a valuable right available to citizens of the country and every voter should exercise their right and if they do not go out and vote on Election Day, they would lose the valuable right given to them by the Constitution.

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23 JAN
2020

AP Governor pays homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Vijayawada, January 23: On the occasion of 123rd Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan paid floral tributes to the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, in a solemn programme held at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan at Vijayawada on Thursday.

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17 JAN
2020

AP Governor greets ISRO scientists

Vijayawada, January 17: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan congratulated Sri K. Sivan, Chairman and the team of Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch and placing in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit of ‘GSAT 30’ India’s Communications satellite

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15 JAN
2020

Hon'ble Governor's Message on the occasion of SANKRANTI

Vijayawada, January 15: “On the joyous occasion of “SANKRANTI” I convey my heartiest greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

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08 JAN
2020

Hon’ble AP Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan’s tour programme in Odisha

Vijayawada, January 08: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan will be visiting Odisha from 9th to 12th January and he will be participating in several programmes in Odisha during his stay.

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08 JAN
2020

Country is proud of Koneru Humpy
- AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, January 08: Speaking at the programme organized at Raj Bhavan to felicitat Koneru Humpy on her stunning achievement by winning the Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion 2019

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06 JAN
2020

Practice Yoga regularly to maintain good health
- Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, January 06: Participating as Chief Guest at the inauguration of ‘All India Inter-University Yoga Championship’ 2019-20 held at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Nuzvidu, on Monday, Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said he is a regular practitioner of yoga from his school days and even till today.

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01 JAN
2020

Environment protection is responsibility of everyone
– AP Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, January 01: Speaking on the occasion of a cultural programme ‘An Evening with Governor’ by members of Junior Red Cross, held on Wednesday at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of New Year, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and President of Indian Red Cross Society, AP Chapter, Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said it is the responsibility of everyone to protect the environment by planting as many trees as possible.

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24 DEC
2019

Love is the only path to peace, freedom and happiness
– AP Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, December 23: Speaking at the Carols singing programme organized at Raj Bhavan lawns on the eve of Christmas, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said Jesus Christ gave mankind, the message of peace, harmony and universal brotherhood and this is what all of us need to practice in our lives.

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24 DEC
2019

AP Governor launches Raj Bhavan website

Vijayawada, December 23: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan launched the newly developed website for AP Raj Bhavan at Raj Bhavan on Monday.

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06 DEC
2019

Gift of blood is gift of life – AP Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, December 06: Speaking at the programme organized at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan at Vijayawada Friday, on the occasion of 13th Annual Blood donation drive organized by HDFC Bank, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said gift of blood is gift of life and appreciated the bank officials for organizing such programmes as part of the corporate social responsibility.

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06 DEC
2019

Contribute liberally to Flag Day Fund – AP Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, December 06: Speaking at the programme organized at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan at Vijayawada, on the eve of Armed Forces Flag Day, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said the Indian Armed Forces hold a special place in the hearts of all Indians and the Armed Forces Flag Day observed on 7th December every year is a special occasion to salute the valor, devotion to duty and professionalism of the highest order of the defence personnel.

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05 DEC
2019

AP Governor Sri Harichandan’s visit to Odisha

Vijayawada, December 05: Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan is visiting Odisha from 7th to 9th December to participate in various programmes organized in Odisha. Sri Harichandan will address a meeting at Viswa Santi Sarovar near Phulnakhara, Cuttak, followed by tree plantation.

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27 NOV
2019

Governor congratulates ISRO scientists

Vijayawada, November 27: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan congratulated Sri K. Sivan, Chairman and the team of Scientists at ISRO for the successful launch of 74th launch mission PSLV-C47, and successfully placing the Cartosat-3 Remote Sensing satellite and 13 commercial nanosatellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on Wednesday. The Governor said with this launch mission, ISRO has achieved another milestone and entire country is proud of their achievement.

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26 NOV
2019

Poorest of the poor should get equal protection of their rights – AP Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, November 26: Speaking at the function organized to celebrate the ‘Constitution Day’ also known as ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ at Raj Bhavan premises on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said the poorest of the poor are not able to get protection of the law as they are not able to come before the court and said it is the duty of the executive, judiciary and social service organizations to stand by them and bring them before the court and ensure that they get equal protedtion of the law.

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17 NOV
2019

Adopt natural farming for a healthy life - Governor Harichandan tells farmers

Vijayawada, November 17: Speaking at the meeting organized by the Krishna district administration at Rangannagudem village, Bapulapadu mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said farmers should adopt natural farming in a big way to get rid of poisonous effects of fertilizers and chemicals, so that people can lead a healthy life.

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14 NOV
2019

Children future builders of the Nation – Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, November 14: Speaking at the programme organized at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, on the occasion of Children’s Day celebrations on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, said children are the future builders of the nation and the country’s future depends on them.

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11 NOV
2019

Farmers are backbone of the country – Governor Harichandan

Vijayawada, November 11: Speaking at the programme organized to release the book on ‘Crop Holiday’ authored by Dr. Yalamanchili Sivaji, former Rajya Sabha Member, at a private function hall in Vijayawada on Monday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said farmers are the backbone of the country and that every possible support should be extended to the farming community to overcome their distress.

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08 NOV
2019

Expedite AP Projects – Governor Harichandan tells Union Minister Dharmandra Pradhan

Vijayawada, November 08: Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan sought the intervention of Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Chemicals and Steel, to expedite AP projects pertaining to his Ministry on a priority basis, while the later met him at the Raj Bhavan on Friday on a courtesy call. Governor Sri Harichandan and the Union Minister Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, discussed on various issues over lunch at the Raj bhavan.

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06 NOV
2019

Quality in Higher Education a big challenge – Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, November 06: Speaking at the 55th Foundation Day Celebrations of Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana College, popularly known as KBN College in Vijayawada on Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said ensuring quality in higher education is a big challenge in the country today. The Governor said making skill development as part of the curriculum, industry-linkage, Internship programmes etc. will help overcome the challenge.

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05 NOV
2019

Climate change should be checked with tree plantation – Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Vijayawada, November 05: Speaking on the occasion of tree plantation in Raj Bhavan premises on Tuesday, coinciding with the auspicious month of Karthika, Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said tree plantation should be taken up in a big way to keep a check on ill-effects of fast changing environment and the climate change.

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