A programme on the lines of the ‘Brazilian Carnival’ and revived of the Heli-tourism facility will mark the three-day Vishaka Utsav, beginning December 28.
This event will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
On Thursday, at a review meeting Collector Pravin Kumar, HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, GVMC Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan, VMRDA Commissioner P. Basanth Kumar, Tourism Regional Director J. Radhakrishna Murthy and District Tourism Officer Purnima Devi discussed about the preparations being made for the Utsav that has been granting the State festival status.
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The government has approved Rs. 3.50 crore for the festival. The GVMC and VMRDA will spend Rs.50 lakh each,” Mr Srinivas Rao expressed in this meeting.
Other than regular events some new events are planning for Vishaka Utsav.
Folk dances and arts will be conducted on the beach road, a flower show will be organised at the city Central Park. A lottery draw will be organised and the winners of the first and second prizes will be gifted a car and motorbike particularly,” the HRD Minister expressed.
Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, other Ministers and MLAs will attend the inaugural, Collector Pravin Kumar noted, adding that many committees would be formed for the smooth conduct of the event.
VMRDA Secretary Srinivas and Superintending Engineer Ravi were present in the meeting.