Even a year after the 150{+t}{+h}celebrations of Mahakavi Gurajada, to be precise in September last year, the works proposed by the Cultural Department remain unattended. The State department that had sanctioned Rs.1.25crore for renovation of Gurajada Kalabharati, an open-air auditorium, Rs. 15 lakh for converting Gurajada’s house into a museum and the balance for organising 150th birthday celebrations remained at the foundation stone stage. Transport Minister Botcha Satyanarayana had laid the foundation stone for renovation of the auditorium at a cost of Rs. 1crore. Unfortunately, the renovation of the auditorium and other works has not so far taken up. On the 151st birthday celebrations of Gurajada on Saturday, Lok Satta Party considered it as an “insult” to the social reformer and writer and protested against the lenient view of the government on its promises.