Siddipet: Siddipet will soon have a Shilparamam, as part of the government efforts to make the town a tourist destination, Finance Minister T Harish Rao announced.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the town hall built at a cost of Rs 6 crore, Rao said that the district, which has already emerged as a model for development, will be developed into a model tourist place in Telangana. Rao also requested Mamidi Harikrishna, Director of Department of Language and Culture, to set up a dance academy and music school in the district.
Stating that the district boasted of many tourist spots, Rao said it was also the birthplace of several writers, artists, folk singers and other well-known personalities. To mark the inauguration of the town hall, named ‘Vipanchi Kala Nilayam,’ a host of cultural programmes were organised. A large crowd turned up at the auditorium to watch the artists in action.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson, V Roja Sharma, Collector, P Venkatrami Reddy, MLC, Farooq Hussian, Joint Collector, M Padmakar and others were present.