District Collector Rahul Bojja has appealed to the traders, artistes and general public to make the ensuing Kakatiya Festival beginning from December 21 a grand success.
He wanted the traders to apply for setting up stalls at three venues. They would be allotted on first come first served basis. Stalls and food courts would be established near Fort Warangal (stalls-112), 1000-Pillars Temple (28) and Ramappa temple (52) during the upcoming festivities, the Collector said.
Traders can book stalls for the general tourists and leading caterers and hotels can set up food-courts.
Mr. Rahul Bojja directed the officials to speed up the works related to the festival. He reviewed the progress of works with the officials at Collectorate Conference Hall. The Executive Engineer of Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) would take care of the stage, decoration, sound system and allied jobs during the programmes at Kakatiya Festival.
Various cultural events, seminars and other programmes would be held. A massive colourful procession through the streets of Hanamkonda and Warangal by the students of various educational institutions will mark the inaugural function. It will also have performances by artistes of national repute.
The Collector instructed the Warangal Municipal Corporation to take beautification works in the tri-cities of Hanamkonda-Warangal-Kazipet for the festivities. An exclusive portal would be launched to highlight the programmes during the festival and a souvenir would also be released commemorating the Kakatiya heritage.
INTACH convener Panduranga Rao urged the people to reflect their religious festival mood during the festival.
WMC Commissioner Vivek Yadav, AJC Sanjivaiah, DRO P. Seshadri, DPRO K. Venkataramana and others took part in the review meeting.
The three-day festival comprises various cultural events, seminars and shows by artistes of national repute