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Ongole bulls have been brought to participate in the district formation day celebrations at Prakasam bhavan in Ongole on Tuesday. —
Ongole bulls have been brought to participate in the district formation day celebrations at Prakasam bhavan in Ongole on Tuesday. —

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Students to participate in the 3K run

ONGOLE: Preparations have been made on a low-key for celebration of district formation day here on Feb 2 this year.

Students have been invited to participate in 3K run from Nellore busstand to police parade grounds at 6 am.

The officials and invitees would gather at Prakasam bhavan at 9 am to garland the statue of Prakasam Pantulu, first Chief Minister of Andhra, who hailed form Ongole. They would unveil the district flag and felicitate freedom fighters.

Cricket match

A cricket match was held between revenue and police teams on Sunday.

It was Udaya Lakshmi, the then district collector, who organised the celebrations over three days in 2005 involving all legislators in a big way with a budget of Rs. 20 lakh.

Her successor, K Devanand, continued the tradition till last year.

But the present Collector pruned the celebrations to just one day with limited programmes.


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