With work on the Telugu Cultural and Heritage Centre atop Kailasagiri nearing completion, VUDA Vice-Chairman Kona Sasidhar along with chairperson of World Telugu Federation V.L. Indira Dutt, regional chairman Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, regional vice-chairman V. Tapovardhan and cine art director Thota Tarani on Monday visited the centre and discussed the other issues to be finalized.
The issue relating to colouring the episodes inside the project was discussed at length in the meeting. About 45 to 50 episodes on the historical significance and evolution of Telugu language and heritage are being depicted in the centre – Telugu Samskrutika Niketanam.
Mr. Tarani has been entrusted the job of moulding the episodes in plaster of Paris. Mr. Sasidhar suggested colour variations, episode-wise, for easy understanding. He also suggested unique lighting to each episode to highlight their importance.
Mr. Tarani was asked to finalise all proposals pertaining to the main entrance arch, landscaping, internal and external lighting and sound effects, within a week paving way for completion of the work as early as possible.
‘Pride of Telugus’
Mr. Lakshmi Prasad underlined the need for aesthetics getting top priority, besides sufficient parking and leisure activities outside of the centre.
The meeting also resolved to fix a tentative deadline to complete all works for deciding the day of opening of the museum.
Except the interior works, the historical project of VUDA in association with the World Telugu Federation (WTF), described as the “Pride of Telugus,” has almost been completed.