Nandi Natakotsavams from January 16

Staff Reporter

Over 100 film, TV and mimicry artistes to participate

Nellore: The State-level Nandi Natakotsavams-2008 will be held at Kasturba Kalakshetra in the city from January 16 to 24, said legislator Anam Vivekananda Reddy.

The kalakshetra will be spruced up and the city will be decorated for the mega event, he said.

Speaking to the newsmen here on Saturday, Mr. Reddy said the theme of celebrating the utsavams is to encourage the artistes from play and playlet groups and artistes from various districts will participate in the cultural programmes.

More than 100 film, television and mimicry artistes will visit the city during the festival.

Prizes will be given to the best plays and playlets, male, female and character artistes on the last day of the event. Boarding and lodging will be arranged for the artistes attending the utsavams, Mr. Reddy added.

Awards committees

The legislator said four persons from Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district have been selected for Film and Television Awards Committees.

The members are: K. Guru Barahamam and P. Aruna for film awards committee while P. Raghava Reddy and D. Lakshmi Narayana were appointed as members in television awards committee.

The appointments were made by Information and Public Information Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy and the officials from Andhra Pradesh State Film, Television and Theatre Development Corporation, said the legislator.

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