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Ugadi prophecy: a good year with some unpredictable events

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife, Vimala, felicitating folk artistes as part of the cultural programme at the Raj Bhavan on Ugadi eve on Friday; (right) a cultural troupe on stage.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife, Vimala, felicitating folk artistes as part of the cultural programme at the Raj Bhavan on Ugadi eve on Friday; (right) a cultural troupe on stage.  

Governor hosts cultural programme, high tea on Telugu new year eve

At the ‘Sri Vikari Nama’ Ugadi celebrations at Raj Bhavan, it was predicted that the new year will be special with some unpredictable events taking place, but overall, it would go well for the people of both Telugu States.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan along with his wife Vimala Narasimshan hosted an evening of cultural programme and high tea on the eve of Ugadi at the tastefully decorated Raj Bhavan lawns on Friday evening. In view of elections, very few VIPs were in attendance. Former Home Minister of Telangana Nayini Narasimha Reddy and Andhra Pradesh retired IAS officer of AP J. Satyanarayana were present.Incidentally, L.V. Subrahmaniam, who replaced Anil Chandra Punetha as AP Chief Secretary on Friday on the direction of Election Commission, was also present on the occasion.

“Life itself is an amalgamation of different events like different tastes that comprise a meal. Happiness is constant even when setbacks occur and every one in the society should help each other to tide over difficult times and take life’s experiences with equanimity, Mr. Narasimhan said.

He earlier greeted the guests from various walks of life including politicians, bureaucrats from both the States and lighted the lamp to inaugurate the event. But the programme had to be shifted into Darbar Hall midway, thanks to the drizzle.

Reading the ‘Panchangam’ (Telugu almanac), scholar Sri Vidya Sridhara Sharma said true to the name ‘Vikari’, some unpredictable events might take place like the drizzle that created disruption for a few minutes.

The year would be good but with unpredictable rain; Central India would experience more rain than rest of the country, he said. Certain mishaps and natural disasters like earthquakes and two eclipses would mark the Vikari Nama year. But one should accept everything with equanimity.

Gussadi folk dance by Vaikuntham and troupe from Indravalli of Adilabad district, fusion dance by Vaishnavi and troupe, Sri Krishna Kalinga classical dance composed by Manjula Ramaswamy and songs by Malavika were the highlights.

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