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AP Govt promoting Tirupati as world spiritual capital

AP Govt promoting Tirupati as world spiritual capital
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The state government is keen on branding Tirupati as world spiritual capital and has planned series of major events to achieve it, said District Collector PS Pradyumna.

Tirupati: The state government is keen on branding Tirupati as world spiritual capital and has planned series of major events to achieve it, said District Collector PS Pradyumna. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday on the ‘World Spiritual Festival’ to be held here for three days beginning from Friday, the Collector said the events will be held regularly every year for branding Tirupati at world-level.

“Last year, in November ‘National Crafts Mela’ was held on a grand scale in the pilgrim city followed by ‘World Spiritual Festival’ which is being held before the financial year end,” he said, adding that the government will organise these two events same period every year and will also take up many such events in the coming days for branding Tirupati.

On ‘World Spiritual Festival’ event, the Collector said the prime focus was inspiration, innovation and intuition and added that the event is aimed to stress that spirituality is limited not to aged alone but for all more so the youth. Sadly, due to the growing influence of western culture intuitive thinking diminished, he said while explaining that the spiritual fest is intended to rekindle intuition among our people.

As part of the three-day event, Yoga programmes will be held in Shilparamam daily from 7 to 8-30 in the morning and cultural programmes in the evening at Tararakarama Stadium in Sri Venkateswara University. Noted musician Sivamani will perform on the first day evening in the varsity grounds. Well known spiritual leader Sri Ravi Shankar will address the Mega Satsang slated on March 24.

Workshop and panel discussions on various topics relevant to the present day and stressing on spiritual concept will also be organised at Mahati Auditorium on Mach 23 and 24.

On the concluding day, the cultural programmes in the evening revolve around Lord Srirama on the occasion of Ramanavami, the Collector stated, adding that the events include a special play by Golden Nandi Award winners, Pravachanam by Medasani Mohan and devotional songs by Hema Chandra and Shravana Bhargavi.

Collector informed officials concerned to ensure student participation in the festival. Singing, dance and painting competitions will be conducted for the students under the age group of 15 at Shilparamam.

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