Bathukamma spectacle at T’bund today

Hyderabad: The Nine-day long Bathukamma – a state festival that united all the womenfolk and girls in 10 districts of Telangana will be culminating at Tank Bund on Oct 20 evening. A grand spectacle of floral festival is to end on the eventful day when Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and other prominent leaders will turn up the jamboree.
The Chief Minister today conducted a review meeting with officials and asked them to make fool proof arrangements for the mega event. Lakes and adjoining areas be made clean and green with facilities, barricades and security, he said. The state government declared a holiday for its offices on Oct 20 to enable the employees and people celebrate the event in a big way. On the other hand Telangana Jagruthi chief and MP Kavitha is on a whirlwind tour to all districts to rejuvenate the villages and districts to actively participate in the festivities. Indeed the Government released Rs 10 cr for Bathukamma that has been celebrated in Mumbai, Dubai and about 28 states in America. All the roads will be leading to Hussain Sagar on Tuesday evening. And arrangements have been made to see a spectacle of show of fire crackers at the rendezvous. About 20,000 women coming from every district along with tableaux including 3000 artists will begin their procession at LB Stadium to reach the Tank Bund. will culminate in a grand finale will be held on Oct 20 as various tableaux commence from LB Stadium to join the main point at Tank Bund in the evening. (NSS)