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Laser shows, DJ Nights mark New Year celebrations
Laser shows, DJ nights, special offers on foods and drinks by hotels marked the first New Year celebrations in separate Telangana state.
Hotels, government offices, religious places illuminated
Warangal: Laser shows, DJ nights, special offers on foods and drinks by hotels marked the first New Year celebrations in separate Telangana state.
Hotels, public locations, government offices, educational institutions and religious places like temples and churches were lit up with colourful lights.
Several hotels and event organisers at the district headquarters organised special New Year bashes inviting DJs from capital city welcoming the year 2015. Hotel Silver Leaf orgnised a DJ show by artists Kamal and Sachin.
Hotel Haritha, run by the Department of Tourism, announced special discounts on food and organised cultural programmes. Private educational institutions too have organised celebrations engaging the students to mark the arrival of New Year 2015.
The manager of Hotel Subrabha in Hanamkonda informed that they have offered Biryani and cakes at discounted rates with free cool drinks to make the celebrations memorable for the customers.
Special mid-night services were held at Fatima Cathedral at Kazipet, Centenary Baptist Church in Hanamkonda, Epiphany Church at Dornakal and various other churches. The temples were thronged by devotees during evening hours.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. T Rajaiah, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, Parliamentary secretary D Vinay Bhasker, Minister A Chandulal, District Collector G Kishan, DIG B Malla Reddy, SP Ambar Kishor Jha, Warangal Municipal Commissioner Suvarna Panda Das, ZP Chairperson G Padma, District Congress president N Rajender Reddy and others extended New Year greetings to the public in the district.
“The New Year 2015 should lead the district on the path of all-round progress and ensure well being of the people,” said Deputy Chief Minister Rajaiah and Speaker Madhusudhana Chary.
Meanwhile, with the increase in the usage of smart phones and internet, there has been a drastic decline in the sale of New Year greetings cards this year. Majority of the people chose SMSs and MMSs, social media like Facebook, Whatsapp to express their wishes to their friends and family members.
“Social media and smart phones offer fast and innovative means like e-greetings to express our wishes to our friends and family members,” said a student Hemalatha and a housewife Fatima John of Hanamkonda.