Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: District Congress Committee leaders are making elaborate arrangements to accord a grand welcome to Minister for Higher Education D. Sridhar Babu for his visit to Karimnagar on Thursday after being made a Minister.

The town is being spruced up by the leaders who have put up huge banners, cut outs, vinyl hoardings.

Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar would also accompany the Minister from Hyderabad. Both the leaders would be felicitated at the Congress Bhavan here.

The party leaders have decided to accord a reception to the Minister and the MP from the district borders of Shanigaram of Bejjanki mandal to Karimnagar. All the along 40-km route, the DCC leaders would accord a grand welcome to the duo.

Later, Mr. Sridhar Babu and Mr. Prabhakar would participate in a meeting with the district officials in the Collectorate. They would review the progress of various developmental and welfare programmes.

On the other hand, several educational institutions in the district are competing to welcome the Minister for Higher Education by putting up huge vinyl banners and posters in Karimnagar.