Vijayawada

‘Nagara Vanam’ becomes a hub of activity for ‘Karthika Vana Samaradhana’

Fun time: People taking part in Karthika Vana Samaradhana in Rajamahendravaram   | Photo Credit: S_RAMBABU

Godavari Maha Pushkara Vanam, known as Nagara Vanam, has became a hub of activity for ‘Karthika Vana Samaradhana’ on Sunday.

Hundreds of people from Rajamahendravaram started thronging the beautiful park cum recreation centre which is created as a lung space for people during Godavari Maha Pushkaram in 2015. The Forest Department under the AP Disaster Relief Project (APDRP) built the park at a cost of ₹12 crore.

In view of Karthika Masam, DFO (Wildlife Section) Prabhakara Rao has made an announcement about two weeks ago that public can use ‘Nagara Vanam’ having a large varieties of trees to organise their parties.

The park is about 5 km from Rajamahendravaram city in Lalacheruvu area.

On the first Sunday of Karthika Masam, very few number of visitors thronged the park. However, on November 29, about 2,000 visitors took part in different activities from morning to evening.

WhatsApp group

A WhatsApp group titled as ‘Sannidhanam Aptulu’ has conducted a variety of programmes on Sunday in ‘Nagara Vanam.’ “Fifteen members took part in our activity and we had fun and frolic from morning to evening,”said Ghantasala Syamala Kumari, Manager, Yes Bank. City MLA Dr. Akula Satyanarayana attended the function and performed ‘puja’ to amla tree.

A large number of teachers, who are members of United Teachers Federation (UTF), had also conducted several activities. “As we carry heavy workload during normal days, we relaxed a lot with our families ,”said UTF leader Prasad.

CREDAI members in large number also had ‘Karthika Vana Bhojanalu’ in ‘Nagara Vanam’ on Sunday.

Journalists with their families had fun and frolic at another place — Prabhu Gardens —on Sunday. Press Club president Kiran Kumar Raju, secretary Lincoln, N. Srinivas and others have conducted the programme.

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