Thousands participated in the annual Bharatamba Parasa conducted at KRM Colony Junction behind Seethammadhara Rythu Bazaar on Thursday.

During the day-long programme, an idol of Bharatamata was taken in a procession in the morning, followed by competitions in rangoli, musical chair, patriotic songs etc. for children. Folk artistes exhibited their skills in Tapetagullu, Garidi, Karrasamu, Puliveshalu, Kathisamu, and Buttabommalu.

In the evening, a meeting was held in which people's representatives took part.