Preparations are on in full swing at Uddandarayunipalem village in Guntur District for getting the venue for foundation stone laying ceremony of Amaravati Seed Capital of Andhra Pradesh State.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the “Birth of Amaravati – the People’s Capital” should be a spectacular extravaganza that should create an emotional bond with people of Andhra Pradesh.
PM Narendra Modi will attend the foundation-laying ceremony of Andhra Pradesh’s capital Amaravati on October 22. CM N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed the status of the work going in the capital region, said a Vaastu-compliant spot has been identified where the stone would be laid.
“The location where the foundation stone will be laid is Vaastu-compliant and a picturesque spot. In future, it will become the nerve centre of Andhra Pradesh, signifying river-linking and a spot where soil from all mandals will be mixed with the soil of Amaravati,” Naidu said. The spot where the foundation stone will be laid would later be developed into a public garden.
The spot where the foundation stone will be laid would eventually be developed into a public garden. “The garden will have an exhibition from portraying Amaravati’s past to what it is in the present to what it will be in the future,” the CM said.
Stating that the “Birth of Amaravati – the People’s Capital” should be a spectacular extravaganza that should create an emotional bond with people of Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister said every citizen of the state should participate in capital building. During the brainstorming session for the October 22 event, the Chief Minister said sarpanchs from all the mandals could carry the soil from there and culminate into a massive congregation in the Capital Region.
“The soil brought from all the mandals across the state could be mixed with the Amaravati soil to establish an emotional connection. The soil will be brought in a Purnakumbham after a pooja (to signify divinity). All the Purnakumbhams then could be formed into a massive sculpture or an idol, signifying the contribution of people to the People’s Capital or may be into Bodhi tree, reflecting its connection with Buddhism. Let us come up with different ideas and finalize them,” he added.
The AP Government is also mulling bringing in uniform colour-coding and illumination across the state during build-up to Dasara when the foundation-stone is to be laid. “We can also build momentum to the campaign by clubbing the celebration with Dasara’s Navarati as a build up to the main event. This will also add a cultural spin to the event, retaining our tradition and bringing in a festive mood,” an official said.
From a gigantic exhibition to an Amaradwaram with farmers’ names (who gave their lands for the capital) imprinted on it to a massive Amaravati Pavilion, the event comprises everything. The event is being planned for 1000 VIPs and 50,000 general audience by an event management company. Every detail is being curated carefully. During the meeting, MP Galla Jayadev, GVK’s Sanjay Reddy, GMR Group’s Srinivas, Sri City’s Srini Raju and Mandava Prabhakar of Nuziveedu Seeds also pitched their opinions to the Chief Minister through a video-conference.
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