Adilabad: Dasara was celebrated amidst fanfare and much fervour across erstwhile Adilabad on Tuesday. People from all walks of life, dressed in their best, gathered at special venues of the festival and witnessed customary event Ravana dahanam, burning of statue of Ravana, as part of the festivities. They then exchanged greetings sharing leaves of Jammi tree (Prosopis cineraria), a sacred tree, after performing certain special prayers to the trees.
In some places, the celebrators arrived onto the roads where processions belonging to the finale of Durga devi navaratri festivities were being carried out. They danced to drum beats and folk songs as part of celebrations. They later dined in the roadside eateries and bought toys their children. The air was filled with festive mood all over the four districts.
Meanwhile, Minister for Forests, Environment, Endowments and Housing Allola Indrakaran Reddy took part in colourful celebrations in Nirmal district headquarters. He said the festival will bring prosperity to the district with the help of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the almighty. He added that the people were going to cheer to witness growth in agriculture once water from Kaleshwaram project reaches the district.
The Minister further stated that Nirmal town was set to undergo a remarkable transformation by spending Rs 80 crore soon. Internal roads would be bettered, beautification of junctions and tanks will be taken up as part of the makeover. All habitations of the district would be provided with drinking water by next Dasara festival.
Nirmal Zilla Parishad Chairperson Koripalli Vijayalaxmi, Collector M Prashanthi, Superintendent of Police C Shashidhar Raju and leaders of various political parties were few among who attended the event.
Legislators participated in the glittering celebrations in their respective constituencies. Jogu Ramanna, Adilabad’s MLA, his counterpart Nadipelli Diwakar Rao of Mancherial, Durgam Chinnaiah belonging to Chennur, Athram Sakku (Asifabad), Koneru Konappa (Sirpur (T)), G Vittal Reddy (Mudhole), Rathod Bapu Rao (Boath), Ajmeera Rekha Naik (Khanapur) performed prayers and joined the celebrators.