Perhaps Vijayawada wouldn’t have celebrated even the real Diwali this way. As the date of destiny for Amaravati is drawing near, the illustrious neighbors have begun celebrating already, showcasing some ‘bro’mance.
Almost all the streets of Bezawada are highly illuminated, with large banners put up at every nook and corner. The atmosphere is very filmy like, filled with enthusiasm and bright spirits. With two more days to go for the historic foundation ceremony of the new capital city, the mood of Vijayawada is nothing short of electric.
There is a buzz of cultural programs, temple prayers and different colorful events that look like a run-up to the grand celebration ahead. Visitors who are entering into the city are greeted with a decked-up, heavily lit Prakasam Barrage.
A group of youngsters from the Telugu Nadu Students Federation also took out a torch light rally all the way from Benz to NTR Circle yesterday evening. The turnout was amazingly high in number, raising slogans for Amaravati.
Meanwhile, Swaraj Maidan – the venue that was finalized to store water and mud collected from different places from across Krishna district was full of turmeric and vermilion and was heavy busy with activity as the people continued to get water and mud for Amaravati as part of the ‘Mana Matti-Mana Neeru’ initiative.
Citizens carried their water in copper, brass and steel vessels decorated with flowers, turmeric and vermillion. Police authorities allotted designated areas at the venue for people from different Assembly constituencies to place the vessels.
All the vessels collected will be soon moved to the open grounds opposite ANU today where Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would flag off a rally to shift them to the main venue at Amaravati.