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Arrangements for `Indur Utsav' reviewed

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NIZAMABAD, JAN. 12. The Minister for School Education, Mandava Venkateswara Rao, on Monday said that the forthcoming annual `Indur Utsav,' a four-day cultural extravaganza beginning on January 22, would be organised on a massive scale simultaneously in Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Bodhan.

Mr. Venkateswara Rao reviewed the arrangements for the festival with the District Collector, D.V.Raidu, the District Tourism Promotion Council members, officials and non-officials, nominated to various sub-committees connected with the festival, here at the Pragati Bhavan. Stating that the festival this time would showcase the cultural and historical heritage of the district, the Minister said the festival would also open up new places of tourist interest to the outside world. He said the festival would be a real success if the people of the district strive hard to make the district child labour-free.

He said already the district administration has taken several initiatives, which have been recognised all over the country to eliminate child labour. He said the festival would be a real treat for not only the people of Nizamabad but also for those residing in Kamareddy and Bodhan towns. The Minister released the multi-colour poster for the `Indur Utsav'. The District Collector said that massive arrangements are being made for the festival. Nizamabad town would get a virtual facelift on the eve of the four-day programme.

A three-day drama festival beginning on January 16 would be the curtain-raiser for the `Indur Utsav.' The District Tourism Promotion council and the Nagara Nata Samakhya, which is celebrating its silver jubilee year, have joined hands to organise the theatre festival at Bal Bhavan. The Minister for School Education would inaugurate the three-day festival. In all, nine plays by various cultural associations from different parts of the State would be staged here. The same troupes would tour Bodhan on January 17 and Kamareddy on January 18, to give performances. Referring to the `Indur Utsav,' the Collector said as part of the tourism policy of the State Government, annual festivals are conducted in different districts. As a direct impact of the festival, Nizamabad town was given a facelift and additional amenities provided. He said the four-day `Indur Utsav' includes a series of programmes beginning with cultural shows, food festival, exhibition, cattle show, flower show and competitions for school and college students.

Adventure sports are being organised at Asoksagar and Alisagar reservoirs. However, the highlight would be the food festival. Mouth watering recipes from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab would tickle the tastebuds of people. The Collector said that the toppers of SSC and Intermediate examinations and those students who had secured admission to premier professional institutions would be felicitated on the occasion.

Lovers of Urdu would be in for a surprise as the Urdu committee has been entrusted with the task of organising a Mushaira at the Collectorate grounds. The Mushaira organised last year was a runaway success. A Kavi Sammelan would also be organised during the festival.

The festival is expected to honour outstanding women, who have excelled in various fields. As part of the empowerment of women, such outstanding personalities would be identified and felicitated. The meeting was attended by the Joint Collector, G.Venkatram Reddy, Velugu Project Director, K.V.Satyanarayana, District Tourism Promotion Officer, Shyju, and other senior district officials.

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