Chandrababu joins Ugadi celebrations, promises to reflect Telugu culture in Amaravati

  • Chandrababu joins Ugadi celebrations, promises to reflect Telugu culture in Amaravati

 Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesdayreiterated that his government would ensure that the Telugu peoples’ culture is reflected in the construction of the new capital, Amaravati.

Participating in the Telugu New Year Day Ugadi celebrations organized by the State government, Chandrababu Naidu said that only Telugu people have a separate era established by Satavahana kings. The Telugu era, Salivahana Era, is similar to the eras of Before Christ (BC) and After Death (AD) followed by the world, he said. He further added that Ugadi is celebrated by the Telugu people living in the two Telugu States, besides Tamil Nadu and Karnataka States.

The Chief Minister said that the Telugu people have the rich culture which is not found elsewhere. He said that his government was trying to protect this culture. A committee headed by Assembly Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad was constituted to study the measures to be taken up to protect the Telugu culture, he added. The government would also protect and promote the world famous Kuchipudi dance in the years to come. The new capital would have all the provisions to promote the culture and the structures that would come up in the capital would preserve the Telugu culture, he added.

Chandrabau Naidu said that he would lay foundation stone for the seven main roads in the new capital which would be connected to the national and State highways. The 182 km long outer ring road and these internal roads would provide better connectivity to the people in the new capital, he added.

The Chief Minister felicitated several great personalities from the State marking the Ugadi celebrations. Assembly speaker Kodel Sivaprasada Rao, deputy speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad, Chief Secretary Ajay Kallam, Ministers and legislators were present during the celebrations.

Vedic scholar Vedantam Rajagopala Chakravarthi recited the panchangam and predicted good agriculture year in the State.

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