On every Ugadi AP government has decided to present the coveted Nandi Awards for excellence in films which is the Telugu New Year. NV Ramana Reddy, who is the ex-officio Secretary of Ministry of Information and Public Relations, has issued the orders in this regard. According to the orders, the NTR National Award and other film related awards will also be presented on Ugadi.
On 15th October, the Nandi Awards for excellence in TV will be presented and Awards for excellence in Theatre Arts will be presented on May 28th, commemorating NTR’s birth anniversary., The government will invite the entries for films from 21st December to 16th January every year. The Nandi Awards for the years 2012 and 2013 are yet to be presented, and soon the government will form committees to initiate the formalities.
Rajahmundry will host the Nandi Awards for Theatre Arts while Anathapur is been getting ready for the TV Nandi Awards. Henceforth, Nandi Awards for films will be presented wherever the government holds the annual Ugadi celebrations.