A new village will be created in the city for the AP PEDICON (Andhra Pradesh Paediatricians Convention) - 2012.

The conference venue to be attended by over 1,000 delegates from all over the country and thousands of others from in and around the city has been christened ‘Pedikanupalli’ (Pedicon village). The 33{+r}{+d}annual convention of A.P. State Paediatricians will be hosted by the Krishna district chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) at the A-Convention Hall on November 9, 10, and 11.

IAP State joint secretary Majety Madhavi, addressing a press conference here on Thursday, said ‘Pedikanupalli’ village was being created at the venue of the convention.

Culture and heritage

The artificial village will be used to educate the public about health and hygiene. It will also reflect the rich folk heritage and rural culture of Andhra Pradesh. Troupes will also perform folk arts like ‘tholu bommalata’ (puppet show), ‘tappetagudulu’ and other forms of the State.

Handlooms and food items of the State that are famous all over the country would be showcased and sold at the artificial village. All children who come to Pedikanupalli will be screened by paediatricians free of cost.

The primary idea of the exercise was to reach out to the people, Dr. Madhavi said.

Organising chairman of the convention Ch. Mallikharjuna Rao said the Krishna chapter of IAP had been winning the best chapter award for several years with its innovative programmes and CMEs.

Senior paediatrician of the city R. Venkateswara Rao, organising committee members K.P. Saradhi, V. Sridevi, R. Madhu, and P. Durga Prasad were present.

The artificial village is venue for the three-day Andhra Pradesh Paediatricians Convention