Warangal: Katakshapur shows the way
The residents of Mittapally in Siddipet district, who resolved to install just one Lord Vinayaka idol in their village for the ensuing Ganesh Navaratri celebration, are turning out to be role model for others.
Warangal: The residents of Mittapally in Siddipet district, who resolved to install just one Lord Vinayaka idol in their village for the ensuing Ganesh Navaratri celebration, are turning out to be role model for others. Taking a cue from Mittapally village, the residents of Katakshapur under Atmakur mandal in Warangal Rural District have decided to set up just one Ganesh pandal in their village. A decision in this regard has been taken by the village elders including the Gram Panchayat on Thursday.
Sarpanch Machika Yadagirim Upa-Sarpanch Onnala Sambaiah, ward members Kuduthala Ramesh, I Laxmi, O Bikshapathy, B Bhagya, D Kavitha, B Aruna and M Kumari, and village elders were among others, who supported the decision.
"Katakshapur is a new Gram Panchayat, and we used to have as many as eight Ganesh pandals in the past. This year we have come together and passed a resolution to set up one Ganesh pandal in our GP region. We are doing our bit for the conservation of the environment by installing eco-friendly clay-made Ganesh idol. Besides upholding the spirit of festival, the concept of 'One Village – One Idol' is likely to unite the villagers, he said.
Meanwhile, the villagers also formed an utsav committee to look after the arrangements of Navaratri festivities. Utsav Committee: President Keerthi Laxman, Vice-President Azmeera Sridhar and Secretary Damarakonda Ramesh.