Commemorating the 75 years of Indian Independence day, the Diamond Jubilee committee headed by TRS senior leader and MP K Keshava Rao reviewed the arrangements.
The celebrations would be inaugurated by chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao on August 8 and would conclude on August 22.
It was decided to organise a series of programmes on a grand scale involving all sections of people. For students in schools, competitions in elocution, essay writing, fancy dress, fancy dress parade, painting, songs, and music would be conducted.
Huge billboards, electronic display boards, and huge national flags on all important buildings in the city would be put up. Colourful processions would be taken out all over the state.
CM OSD Mr D Srinivas, Sahitya Akademic chairman J Gouri Shankar, Cultural department director M Harikrishna, and others were present.
Other programmes that form part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Indian Independence day celebrations include; a 2k run, bicycle rally, mushaira and poets meet, rangoli competitions for women, sports competitions for youth, and 15-day long cultural programmes at Ravindra Bharathi, fruit distribution at all government hospitals and singing the national anthem at all important traffic junctions to inculcate patriotic spirit among people and remind them of sacrifices made by our ancestors to achieve the freedom to the country from tyrannical British rule.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao