Five others also felicitated at a function held to mark Ugadi
NALGONDA: The district administration felicitated Mallu Swarajyam, the heroine of the famous Telangana peasants armed struggle and five others to mark the Telugu new year- Sri Sarvajit nama Ugadi, on Monday.
The other five recipients are Koorella Vithalacharya (literature), P.Dasarath Kumar (photography), Mallela Beerappa (folk arts), Telidevara Bhanumurthy (media) and K.China Venkat Reddy (social service).
Collector K.Vijayanand and Chairperson of Zilla Parishad K.Narayana Reddy felicitated them as part of the Ugadi celebrations jointly held by Sahiti Mekhala and the district Council for Cultural Affairs.
Ms.Swarajyam appealed to the people to strive hard in their respective fields, irrespective of political affiliations, for the betterment of society. The Collector released `Shata Vasantala Neelagiri', a special magazine brought out by Punna Anjaiah, general secretary of the Sahiti Mekhala and `Akshara Maala', penned by Tirumalagiri Satyavathi, a teacher.
Masana Chennappa of the Osmania University, G.V.N.Bharata Lakshmi, IV Additional Judge and Anumulapuri Mattaiah, District Public Relations Officer, were present. Earlier, the all-important Panchanga Patanam was done by a young priest.