Andhra Pradesh Governor, CM extend Ugadi greetings

PTI | Amaravati | Updated: 22-03-2023 15:16 IST | Created: 22-03-2023 15:13 IST
Andhra Pradesh Governor, CM extend Ugadi greetings
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Andhra Pradesh Governor S Abdul Nazeer and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy extended Telugu New Year Ugadi festival greetings to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Conveying his greetings, the Governor said Ugadi is a festival of joy and hope as the new year brings new cheer and a bright future for all.

''On this happy and auspicious occasion of Ugadi festival, the Telugu New Year Day, I extend my heartiest greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh and to the Telugu people living all over the world,'' Nazeer, a retired Supreme Court judge, said in a statement.

CM Reddy wished prosperous times for people of the southern state. ''I wish good times for the farmers and happiness for my sisters. May people from all vocations be glad and the state bountiful,'' Reddy tweeted.

Along with his wife Bharati, the Chief Minister participated in the traditional Ugadi celebrations and rituals at his residence.

Later, the couple offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara, Lord Ganesha and Tulasi accompanied by senior officials and ministers. Priests showered Reddy and his wife with blessings.

The traditional 'Panchanga Sravanam' was rendered by renowned astrologer Kappagantula Subbarama Somayaji, who prophesied abundant rainfall, good governance and self-sufficiency for the state in all the prime sectors in the new year.

The Chief Minister and his wife relished the Ugadi pacchadi (pickle) while dance and drama were presented by Anand Sai Group and dancer Padmaja Reddy depicting the importance of Ugadi and administrative reforms in the state.

Similarly, popular Annamacharya keertana 'Nigama Nigamanta' was rendered by Mayukh while the number 'Kannulato Chusedi' was sung by Vagdevi.

Further, the couple felicitated Vedic pundits, artistes and singers who participated in the celebrations. Finally, the Chief Minister unveiled the agricultural, horticultural, and Ugadi calendars on the festive occasion.

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