Bathukamma Going Global

27 Sep, 2016 16:33 IST|Sakshi
K Kavitha, TRS MP from Nizamabad and President of Telangana Jagruti, will visit eight countries as part of the Bathukamma celebrations overseas from September 30 onwards.

Hyderabad: Telangana’s very own traditional festival ‘Bathukamma’ is poised to reach new frontiers thanks to the efforts put in by Telangana Jagruti, which has prepared an action plan for celebrating the ‘festival of flowers’ in countries where Telanganaites live in large numbers.

K Kavitha, TRS MP from Nizamabad and President of Telangana Jagruti, will visit eight countries as part of the Bathukamma celebrations overseas from September 30 onwards. The Bathukamma festival is scheduled to be celebrated in the US, UK, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Kavitha said: “Over next 15 days of my tour beginning on September 30, Telangana Jagriti will create awareness of Bathukamma festival among other Indians and foreigners as well. This tour is as part of Telangana Jagruti’s initiative and the state government is not involved in the celebration of the festival in abroad.”

The Bathukamma festival will be celebrated in all these eight countries, Telangana Jagriti is inviting Seemandhra people, who’re in these nations to participate. “This will create solidarity among all Telugu people. We are also trying to involve local public representatives in those countries over Bathukamma,” said Kavitha.

Bathukamma festival reflects several things about women and their thoughts that are expressed through songs, she said. Telangana Jagruti has developed an App that offers festival songs to a larger audience apart from other information.

Kavitha said: “When people talk of Onam, people will immediately recall Kerala. We want a similar automatic association in the country and abroad of Bathukamma with Telangana.”

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