Main event of “National Tourism Day” in Pochampally of Telangana on January 25: Kishan Reddy

Hyderabad, Dec 19 (PTI): A nationwide program to mark “National Tourism Day” on Jan 25 (next year) will be organized at Pochampally of Telangana, known for its famous hand-woven Ikat sarees, minister of Tourism and Culture Union G said Kishan Reddy on Sunday.

”Several states hold events on ‘National Tourism Day’. This time the Center has decided to hold the main event in Pochampally in association with the Telangana government on January 25,” Kishan Reddy told reporters here.

The village of Pochampally about 50 km from here has been selected as one of the best tourist villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). As part of the “National Tourism Day”, seminars, cultural events and other programs will be held, he said.

Likewise, programs will be organized in 75 major tourist centers and all tourist destinations in the country, where special events including cultural events, sound and light shows will be held, he said.

The Union Minister further said that it has also been decided to hold an all-India conference on temple architecture in the last week of February next year either at the temple premises in Ramappa (Historic Ramappa Temple in Mulugu district of Telangana, which was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or Warangal.

Meanwhile, Kishan Reddy accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of raking in the issue of paddy supply in order to divert people’s attention from the (TRS) defeat in the bypoll at the segment of Huzurabad Assembly. ”A vicious campaign is being waged by the CM. His speeches are provocative,” alleged Kishan Reddy. The TRS government has demanded that the Center announce Telangana’s annual paddy supply target.

Rao had recently challenged Kishan Reddy to take action to ensure that parboiled rice from Telangana was purchased by the Center and alleged that central ministers were telling lies and making misrepresentations on the issue of paddy supply. He had recently threatened to transport the paddy (additional stocks of paddy) in trucks and dump them outside India Gate and Prime Minister’s residence in Delhi, Union Minister Kishan Reddy’s house and office from the BJP as well.

Rao, along with cabinet colleagues, had also held a dharna here in November on the issue.

Stepping up its attack on the BJP and the NDA government over paddy supply, the TRS said on Friday that it would stage protests against the Center’s alleged anti-farmer policies on December 20. supply and that the Center would purchase paddy according to the agreement between the state government and the central agencies.

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