Staff Reporter

Rajahmundry: Some 100 stalls arranged in and around the Pushkara Ghat attracted good crowds during the four-day Godavari Utsav.

Most of the stalls arranged by different NGOs had some message or the other. However, stalls put up by artisans drew blank. "There were literally no sales, we simply passed the time. We were at loss," said K. Santhi, who had a stall selling bamboo articles.

Special vehicle

A special vehicle designed by District AIDS Control Society toured all the wards in Rajahmundry on all the four days of the Utsav spreading the message on preventing AIDS. District AIDS nodal officer M. Pavan Kumar designed the vehicle.

The stall put up by Sarva Siksha Abhiyan attracted college and school children. About hundred modules, magic box, filtration system, easy mathematical systems, National Programme on Education for Girls at elementary level were some of the items on display. SSA State monitoring officer N. Upender Reddy congratulated the team for the stall. Another stall by Ch. Satish on Bonsai trees was a hit with women.

Exhibition

The Pollution Control Board, regional office, Kakinada had arranged an exhibition titled 'Mana Ratham', highlighting the message on different pollutants and its affects.