“A marked increase in response to Harikathas lgives a greater impetus to our mission for the cause of different fine arts,” said Nukala Yagna Narayana Sarma and Vadlamani Harikrishna, founder president and secretary respectively of Sri Hari Seva Yagna Samiti. The samiti was founded at Amalapuram in 2012 to perpetuate the memory of “Harikatha Pitamaha” Adibhatla Narayana Dasu. A seven-day Harikatha Saptaham was being organised with support and participation of TTD, AIR and other renowned Harikatha Vidwans, Manepalli Satyanarayana (Chinababu) of Podalada told mediapersons. The samiti has been striving to popularise and propagate traditional arts and this have given them an opportunity to know the ethical and human values of life through the medium of Harikatha, said Ponnada Hanumantha Rao, president of the bar association and Razole Brahmana Sangham at the inaugural function of theHarikatha Saptaham at the Razole Cooperative Building Society auditorium at Doragari Thota. Peri Lakshmi Narasimham, Assistant General Manager of the Indian Bank, lauded the samilit for organising the Saptaham.

Amanchi Venkata Apparao, president of the Konaseema branch of Hindu Dharma Rakshana Samiti,Adithe Haranadha Baba of ASN Group of women’s colleges of Amalapuram, senior advocate V. Papayya Panthulu, educationist Jillella Srinivasa Ramars of Peruru were present.