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State government allocates Rs.25 crore for the 4th World Telugu Conference

INSPECTION:Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew having a look at a map at the venue of the World Telugu Conference at Avilala in Tirupati on Thursday.- Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
INSPECTION:Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew having a look at a map at the venue of the World Telugu Conference at Avilala in Tirupati on Thursday.- Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew has announced that the State government has allocated Rs.25 crore for conducting the 4th World Telugu Conference in a prestigious manner at Tirupati from December 27 to 29.

Apart from the central dais, smaller stages would be set up to run parallel cultural and literary sessions at Avilala on the city outskirts. “A lot needs to be done in a very short time, as the date is fast approaching,” she admitted after a visit to the venue on Thursday.

At a marathon meeting with officials later, she directed the event managers to keep the website 'www.worldteluguconference.com' updated to keep visiting delegates thoroughly informed.

The reception committee headed by TTD Executive Officer would ferry the delegates from the airport, railway station and bus station. The accommodation panel headed by the Collector has identified 2,591 rooms in 16 star hotels, other hotels, guest houses and TTD kalyana mandapams, while the number of delegates is expected to touch 10,000. The event managers also contemplated the option of erecting temporary tents near the venue.

Ms. Mathew directed the officials to send budget proposals for preparing a revised estimate.

The Food Committee chaired by the Civil Supplies Commissioner has fixed Rs.500 per delegate towards lunch, snacks and tea for the three-day event. The transport panel, with Principal Secretary (Transport) at its helm, has been asked to keep ready a fleet of vehicles for the delegates as well as the denizens. The Health Committee with Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) as its head would make arrangements for the ambulance and medical aid at the venue.

Inspector-General of Police (Rayalaseema) heading the security panel would throw a security veil over the venue, expected to be thronged by around 40,000 persons every day. The Chief Secretary directed that students be trained and their services utilised as volunteers.

TTD Executive Officer L.V. Subramanyam, principal secretary (health) Ajay, Cultural advisor K.V. Ramanachary, Secretary G. Balaramaiah and Director R. Kavitha Prasad, National Green Corps coordinator Prasanna Kumar and IG of Police, Govind Singh took part.


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