The Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) celebrated Bonalu festival with great devotion and religious fervour near Cyber Towers in the city on Sunday. The TITA offered bonam (rice with milk and sugar) to the goddess Chinna Peddamma Thalli near Google building where IT employees, owners of various software companies and foreigners in large numbers took part. “Bonalu is a unique festival in the world and people from Telangana celebrate the festival with pomp and gaiety every year.
We feel happy for celebrating the Bonalu festival in the Telangana State. We also congratulate Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for declaring the Bonalu as the State festival, said Sundeep Kumar Makthala, a member of TITA. “We offered prayers to the goddess Pedhamma Thalli to get more IT projects for Telangana State and to make Telangana an IT capital in the world. The TITA also wants to complete the ITIR project without any obstacles,’ another member said.
Former IAS and State government advisor AK Goel, Achampet MLA Guvvala Balraj, TITA founder and president Sundeep Kumar Makthala, vice president Ranapratap, Naveen Gaddam, TITA general secretary Naveen Chinthala, Manoj Enaganti, TITA NRI wing president Radhesh Gurrala, TITA corporate wing president Mohan Raidu, TITA women’s wing president Bindu Muthangi, TITA women’s wing vice president Sinduja Reddy, joint secretaries Sandeep Goud, Naresh Mudiraj, Pashupathinath, Santosh, Kiran Gude and many NRIs were also present. Meanwhile, Excise Minister T Padma Rao offered prayers at the Katta Maisamma temple in Chilkalguda and presented silk clothes to the goddess.
Amidst heavy police bandobust, Bonalu was celebrated on Sunday with a religious fervour, with a large number of devotees offering special prayers to the goddess, invoking abundant rains, good crops and prosperity. Women in large numbers, wearing their best, made a beeline to the temple and offered bonam. On the other hand, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Secunderabad MP Bandaru Dattatraya, MLA Chintala Ramachandra Reddy and others visited the Seven Temple Complex at Khairatabad crossroads and performed special pujas. They said they had prayed the goddess Mahankali to give prosperity to the people.