Vishakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, is a port city in south east coast in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the second-largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh (after Hyderabad) and the third-largest city on the east coast (after Chennai and Kolkata). Visakhapatnam is located 625 kilometers (388 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad. The city is home to numerous state-owned heavy industries and a steel plant; it is also one among India’s largest seaports and has the country’s oldest shipyard. Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbor on the eastern coast of India.
The city was named after Visakha, the Hindu god of valor. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and looks upon the Bay of Bengal on the east.Vishakhapatnam is nick named as The City of Destiny and is termed as the Goa of the East Coast. Vishakhapatnam is also a focus of urban and tourist development.From local fishing communities during the early days of the Indian independence struggle and a few decades later, Visakhapatnam grew economically; the rise has been so quick that the city was identified as one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, both, economically and demographically.
Lot of factors contributed to the city’s economic growth, including the natural harbor, its location between Madras and Calcutta, access to NH5 and a developed network of railways which changed the small village into an industrial city. The city has developed into a hub for heavy industries. The Visakhapatnam Port, largest in the country, is a gateway contributing to the development of the petroleum, steel and fertilizer industries. Visakhapatnam has seen enormous growth in the retail and entertainment sectors during the past decade.
EDUCATION IN VISHAKHAPATNAM
Vishakhapatnam is also known for its educational standards as well. There are many schools in Vishakhapatnam that provide quality education and are housed with all the modern facilities for the students.
Visakhapatnam is considered a hub for education in Andhra Pradesh. There are a number of primary and high schools and colleges in the city. Along with state-run schools there are private institutions, missionary schools and colleges.
OAKRIDGE INTRENATIONAL SCHOOL
The school is located at NH-5, Beemunipatnam Mandal, Tagarapuvalasa- Vishakhapatnam- Andhra Pradesh.
Oakridge international school has introduced new generation of education in India. High academic standards are symbolic of the school’s ideology and its commitment to academic excellence. The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
It is a boarding /residential school.
Oakridge provides a balanced environment focused on shaping the children to fit into the world of tomorrow. Designed on international standards and keeping in mind the multi-faceted needs of the children; the school has spacious, airy classrooms with all the modern multimedia facilities. Children here gain hands-on-experience along with the international standards of education.The school has well maintained and well equipped labs. It also has audio-visual aids to boost teaching. Extracurricular activities include Indoor and Outdoor games- Yoga, Chess, Karate, Table Tennis, Basket Ball, Badminton, Cricket, Life Skills, Music, Dance, and Athletics. The school also has an Auditorium.