ADILABAD: TRS MLAs, zilla parishad chairpersons and ruling party leaders have been distributing free saris among poor womenfolk as part of the annual Bathukamma festivities on Saturday.
Adilabad MLA Jogu Ramanna distributed the saris at several functions organised in various colonies, apart from the Adilabad market yard. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, he said saris are being distributed to as many as 2,56,742 women in Adilabad district alone.
Others who participated in the distribution were additional collector Rizwan Basha Sheik, Adilabad RDO Kishan, municipal chairman Jogu Premender, vice-chairman Zaheer Ramzani and commissioner Shailaja. Adilabad zilla parishad chairman Rathod Janardhan distributed Bathukamma saris at the Narnoor mandal headquarters.
Panchayatraj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao distributed saris to women at Devaruppula, Palakurty, Kodakandla in Jangaon district and Pedda Vangara in Mahbubabad district. Women welcomed him traditionally amid Bathukamma dance and drum beats.
Congratulating women on the occasion, the minister said, “Nowhere in history has the government celebrated a festival by gifting clothes to people. CM KCR is continuing the tradition of gifting clothes to poor on festivals like Dasara, Ramadan and Christmas. Over one crore women in the state are receiving these saris every year,” he said.
Meanwhile, MLAs and district officials have paid rich tributes to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 152nd jayanti.