TELANGANA TOURISM, PHD CHAMBER JOIN HANDS TO CELEBRATE AND POPULARISE BATHUKAMMA IN NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIA

TELANGANA TOURISM, PHD CHAMBER JOIN HANDS TO CELEBRATE AND POPULARISE BATHUKAMMA IN NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIA

TELANGANA TOURISM, PHD CHAMBER JOIN HANDS TO CELEBRATE AND POPULARISE BATHUKAMMA IN NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIA

 

No.PR-121
October 17, 2015
New Delhi

 

TELANGANA TOURISM, PHD CHAMBER JOIN HANDS TO CELEBRATE AND POPULARISE BATHUKAMMA IN NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIA
 

Telangana Tourism & PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday got together for a Carnival on Bathukamma to popularize this colourful festival of the State of Telangana in the North and Central India through the PHD Chamber.
 

A cultural evening was organized to celebrate Bathukamma in New Delhi and showcase its strength to the entire north and central India in which the Chief Guest was Mr. Srikonda Madhusudhana Chary, Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Telangana.  The Secretary Department of Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture, Government of Telangana was also present on the occasion in which the Vice President of the PHD Chamber Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka delivered the key note address with vote of thanks presented by the Secretary General of the Chamber Mr. Saurabh Sanyal and Chairman Tourism Committee of the Chamber Mr. Vijay Mehta delivered the theme address.
 

The other that were present on the occasion comprised Co-Chairperson, PHD Family Welfare Foundation, Mrs. Madhulika Mehta and Director, PHD Chamber, Mr. Debjit Talapatra moderating the cultural event.
 

The cultural performance was organized by Telangana Sanskritika Sarathi Artists on Bathukamma which is celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region of the State. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity and thus exalts the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings.
 

Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowers most of them with medicinal values, in seven concentric layers in the shape of temple towers. Bathukamma is a combination of two words of Telugu language, viz., bathuku (life) and amma (mother). As such, Bathukamma is a rendering of humans to MOTHER NATURE. It is one sort of tribute of mankind to Nature and shows the harmony and relationship between them.
 

This festival is celebrated to glorify womanhood and her exalted position in the family. During the celebration, Goddess 'Gauri' the patron Goddess of womanhood is worshipped by all the women with utmost devotion and piety. Bathukamma is the biggest flower festival of the world which is celebrated by women.
 

ENDS
 

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)