Maha Bathukamma Festival 2016: Telangana State will set a world record by celebrating Maha Bathukamma festival 2016 in a grand manner across the State on October 8, Culture and Tourism Minister A Chandulal said on Friday.
Maha Bathukamma Festival 2016
He held a video conference with District Collectors on the first day of the State festival, along with government advisor K V Ramana Chary, Sanskritika Sarathi chairman Rasamayi Balkishan, Tourism secretary B Venkatesham and others at the Secretariat here.
On the occasion, the Minister directed the Collectors to conduct the flower festival by involving not less than 1,000 women in each district headquarters on October 8.
The Minister asked the police to make security arrangements for the ‘Saddula Bathukamma’ festival to be celebrated on October 9. Extending greetings to women on the occasion, Chandulal asked the officials to make arrangements reflecting Telangana culture and tradition to the world.
“Efforts will be made to ensure that Hyderabad will turn out to be a global city. It is being planned to see that foreigners turn up to witness the Bathukamma festival in Telangana in a couple of years,” he said.
He said women in large numbers would participate in the festival to be conducted in open air auditoria. “The government will encourage the districts for the best performance of the festival with prize money, including Rs 5 lakh as first prize, Rs 3 lakh as second prize and Rs 2 lakh as third prize,” he said.
The Minister asked the people to welcome the new districts to be formed on Dasara on October 11 with the Bathukamma festival.
Source: Metro India