On Thursday Kalvakuntla Kavitha the Telangana Jagruthi promoter and MP of Nizamabad said to the repoters that, “Since there was not much time this year, we could not spread the message and importance of the festival outside. Next year we plan to do it in more than 25 countries as the present government has taken up the celebrations of this event as a state festival”.
Bathukamma represents the cultural spirit of the state. It is a historic celebration highlighting the importance of women in society. Bathukamma, a prominent festival prior to Dussehra, is celebrated by performing puja of Goddess Gauri.
The TRS government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the festival celebrations all over the state.
Kavitha said that, for the past seven years Telangana Jagruthi has taken up revival of Telangana culture, as per the aspirations of people of the new-born state.