Food, entertainment and competitions mark three-day closing ceremony
Children's games with big balloons are a special attractionPainting exhibition on origin of Indian flag draws huge crowdsCookery competition organised for women
KARIMNAGAR: All roads in Karimnagar town were leading towards circus grounds, the main venue of the closing ceremony of centenary celebrations of Karimnagar town (1905-2005), with the organisation of cultural and musical programmes to entertain the denizens of the town.
The three-day closing ceremony was inaugurated by Minister for Sports and Culture M. Satyanarayana Rao and Government whip D Sridhar in the presence of Collector C. Parthasarathi and others on Friday night. Amid cool breeze and scintillating lights and digital sound system, the cultural programmes including Bharatanatyam, Perini Shivathandavam and other musical programmes captivated the audience till late evening.
Along with entertainment, the people had the facility to do shopping at the Dwcra bazaar organised on the occasion and also food courts to have evening snacks. A special attraction was the children's games with big balloons. The children enjoyed the evening by jumping on skidding balloons and a huge dog. Several cultural programmes were also organised on Saturday. The mega event of the festival would be held on Sunday with the arrival of several TV artistes and film star Dr. Rajashekhar along with his wife Jeevitha. At the Sri Rajarajeshwara Kalyanamandapam, a painting exhibition on the origin of Indian national flag was also drawing huge crowds. On Saturday, a cookery competition was organised for women at the helipad park. Interestingly, all the 25 women who participated in the culinary competitions prepared various dishes with maize. However, the first prize was bagged by N. Sudha Rani who prepared corn kova with maize. The second prize was bagged by Mamatha, who prepared dosa and payasam and third prize by Laxmi Mondaiah for her preparation of Telangana pizza. Joint Collector Christiana Z. Chongthu had inaugurated the competitions. At the Ambedkar stadium, the yoga expert Satyanarayana captivated visitors with his yoga performance on the waters at the swimming pool.
His ability of floating on water by doing yoga was really excellent. On the other hand, the school children had also participated in the painting competitions.