‘Temples to receive grant for Bonalu’

June 28, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 16, 2016 04:44 pm IST - Hyderabad:

“We will spend more money than last year and ensure that all the temple officials receive funds earmarked for the celebration of Bonalu,” said Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, after chairing a meeting of Ministers, temple officials, and bureaucrats.

Endowments Minister Indra Karan Reddy, Excise Minister Padma Rao, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, and GHMC commissioner Mahender Reddy were part of the review meeting at the Secretariat on Monday.

“Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad Police, Tourism Department, Electricity board, and Water board are being kept in the loop to ensure that the festival passes off smoothly,” said Mr. Reddy. Bonalu celebrations will begin from July 4 at Golconda and will continue for the next four Sundays culminating in the Mahankali Jatara at Lal Darwaza near Charminar.

Mr. Narasimha Reddy is also the chairman of Bonalu Utsav committee.

“We will give money to temples which are not under the Endowments Department as well, and will showcase Telangana culture with festive lighting and cultural programmes,” said Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.

“We celebrated Godavari Pushkars in a grand manner and now we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that Bonalu is celebrated in a fittingly grand manner along with Krishna Pushkars,” said Mr. Indra Karan Reddy

Bonalu celebrations will begin from July 4 at Golconda and will continue for the next four Sundays

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