Likening Bathukamma festival to that of Bathukunichhina Amma (mother who gave birth), Nizamabad MP K Kavitha said she was organizing Bathukamma festival for the last eight years despite people ridiculing it.
Speaking to mediapersons after releasing the Bathukamma wall poster, songs CD at Telangana Bhavan, Kavitha said culture was important to any society and asked every one to play Bathukamma during the festival. Her Telangana Jagruthi will conduct Bathukamma festival for the ninth time this year from October 11 to 22, she said and urged the people to make Bathukamma festival a grand success. Stating that the Jagruthi has spread all over the world, Kavitha made it clear that women would not go back after taking a decision. She also said she had mortgaged her ornaments to conduct Bathukamma festival during the Telangana movement. (NSS)