Arrangements for the annual Bonalu festival, scheduled to begin from July 17 in the twin cities, will be reviewed tomorrow (Thursday) morning in the Secretariat.
In a pressnote here today, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav stated Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy and higher officials concerned would participate in the review meeting. Talasani said the Bonalu festival would begin on July 17 in Sri Jagadamba Ammavari temple at Golconda. The Mahakali Jathara will be held for two days in Secunderabad and other places on July 24 and 25. In Lal Darwaza in the Old city and at remaining places, the Bonalu will be held on July 31.
Srinivas Yadav further stated as the Bonalu Jathara in Secunderabad was declared as State festival, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would present “Pattu Vastrams” to the presiding deity Goddess Mahakali on July 24. The minister also appealed to the Bonalu Utsav committees to approach the government for necessary arrangements. (NSS)