Book written by 316 women poets to be released during ‘Bathukamma’ celebrations1 min read . Updated: 28 Sep 2019, 10:01 PM IST
- ‘Bathukamma’ is a festival organised by Telangana Jagruthi, the cultural organization at the forefront during the Telangana statehood agitation
- It will be celebrated in over 300 locations in Telangana and across 12 international locations
Hyderabad: Telangana Jagruthi, the cultural organization which was at the forefront during the Telangana statehood agitation, is all set to celebrate the state festival ‘Bathukamma’ in over 300 locations in Telangana and across 12 international locations. Headed by K. Kavitha, ex-Nizamabad member of Parliament and daughter of TRS supremo (and chief minister) K. Chandrashekhar Rao, the organization will also conduct the festival in other Indians cities as well.
After the formation of Telangana in 2014, the TRS government, led by KCR, declared ‘Bathukamma’ as a state festival, in a bid to give the state its own cultural identity. The nine-day festival, which began on Saturday, will continue till October 6, and will be celebrated in a grand way across the state.
On 30 September, a book named ‘Pula Singidi’ will be launched at Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad as part of the festival celebrations. This book is written by 316 female poets, making it the first ever biggest collaboration of this kind in Telugu Literature, added the release.
‘Bathukamma’ is a floral tribute to the lord, which is a women-centric festival. It has always been mainly celebrated in Telangana, even while the region was part of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. According to the state government’s website, it celebrates the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings.
"Bathukamma has been promoting values and has added spiritual significance to the daily lives of people", said Telangana Jagruthi president K. Kavitha, in a press release on Saturday.