Many a film celebrity from the Telugu film industry gathered on the last Monday of Karthika masam for the Karthika Vanamahotsavam.
The members of the association conducted many entertaining programmes including songs, dances and games. Actor Hema donated Rs 25,000 to MAA for adopting three children and vouched to donate the same amount every year.
Despite the celebrations and festivities that marked the event, a sense of sadness pervaded as the people who gathered there remembered and offered a tearful tribute to the woman who was raped and brutally murdered in the city recently.
The event was organised by the general secretary of MAA, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and the vice-president Dr Rajasekhar. Jeevitha said that such heinous deeds should be condemned by the society and requested the government to work against such atrocities committed against women.