Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Ushering in festive spirit of Sankranti, the Guntur Municipal Corporation began the three-day Sankranthi Sambaralu at the NTR Municipal Stadium on Wednesday. Competitions in shuttle badminton and cricket were conducted on the stadium premises as the corporators, officials and mediapersons had a day out revelling in the festive ambience.

Mayor Rayapati Mohana Sai Krishna, Deputy Mayor Sk. Ghouse and Deputy Commissioner Lakshmi Narayana inaugurated the competitions. The festivities kick-started in a traditional manner with a ‘du du Basavanna’ dressed in traditional attire with ‘sanneyi’ hogging the show.

Later, a friendly game of cricket was played between presspersons and the corporators and the former had an easy outing.