Residents of Rajiv Grihakalpa at Disney Land near here celebrated the Sankranti festival in a grand manner. The residents celebrated the festival for the first time after the houses were allotted to them. The State government allotted the houses after a prolonged agitation of nearly five years. The Rajiv Grihakalpa Association conducted games such as lemon spoon race, musical chairs, and slow cycling. The muggula (rangoli) competitions were also held in both senior and junior categories.
Vijayawada (Central) MLA Malladi Vishnuvardhan participated in the celebrations in the evening and distributed the prizes to the winners. Payakapuram Circle Inspector A. Rambabu, Anantha Lakshmi Seva Sangham president P. Appalaraju, RGK Association president Cheekati Nagamani, and honorary president Jampa Krishna Kishore were among those present.