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Visakha Utsav rescheduled

VISAKHAPATNAM: Visakha Utsav, an annual carnival aimed at showcasing the tourism potential of Visakhapatnam, will be held on January 28 to 30 instead of January 7 to 9 coinciding with the CII Partnership Summit-2017.

One of the reasons for rescheduling is the preoccupation with Janmabhoomi programme. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is attending the three-day Partnership Summit, will inaugurate the utsav, reports The Hindu.

This year’s highlight will be to hold all the events like folk dances, flower show, creation of replicas of famous temples in the region on the 2.5 km stretch from RK Beach to VUDA Park.

“The reason for holding it on a grand scale like a carnival is to enable several delegates across the country and foreign countries thronging the city for the CII Partnership Summit to take part in the utsav,” HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said after a review with MPs K. Haribabu and Muttasetti Srinivasa Rao, MLAs Palla Srinivasa Rao and Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy, Commissioner of Police T. Yoganand and District Collector Pravin Kumar at the Collectorate on Wednesday.

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