In an effort to promote Telugu culture and to give fillip to Telugu artistes, the T. Subbarami Reddy Lalitha Kala Parishat (TSRLKP) is opening its fourth zonal centre at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
The zonal centre will be formally launched at Andhra University Convocation Hall, MP and Chairman TSRLKP T. Subbarami Reddy said at a press conference here on Wednesday. TSRLKP already has its zonal centers at Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry.
Recognising the contribution made by popular comedian Dr. Brahmanandam to the Telugu cinema, TSRLKP will present him with ‘Hasya Kala Vidhata' award and a golden necklace during the function, he said.
Further cine artists of various genres will also be honoured at the function, and playback singer S. Janaki will entertain the audience with Telugu songs, he said. “TSRLKP was started with an aim of opening a zonal centre in each of the 23 districts in the State, and Visakhapatnam zonal office is its newest addition.
Three zonal centers will come up shortly in Nalgonda, Warangal and Khammam and two more centres at Eluru and Ongole are in the pipeline,” Mr. Reddy said.
TSRLKP will also build an auditorium at Visakhapatnam with a capacity of 900 people and at a cost of Rs. 10 crore.
“Similar auditoriums will be built in all the district head quarters and will be dedicated to the public,” he said.
“Political turmoil notwithstanding ‘culture' has no barriers and does not discriminate anybody. So it should be given its due encouragement and TSRLKP will do its part ,” Mr. Reddy said.