VIJAYAWADA: Kanaka Durga temple executive officer V Thrinadha Rao thanked the donors, devotees, temple staff and media persons for making the Shakambari utsav a grand success which was held from July 10 to 12.
At a press conference here atop Indrakeeladri Sunday, the EO said that donors offered 16 tonnes of vegetables and fruits and `4.20 lakh cash for organising the Utsav.
“Despite the hike in prices of vegetables and fruits due to weak monsoon, devotees donated twice the quantity of vegetables and fruits than they did last year,” he said and added that Kadamba prasadam was served to the devotees.
He conveyed special thanks to the temple staff for making the Utsav a grand success and also asked them to come up with suggestions to organise the future Utsavs in a much grander way. Donors were presented with ‘Ammavari Sesha Vastram’ by the temple EO.
Deputy engineers Bala Murali Krishna and KV Koteswara Rao, assistant executive officers S Achyutharamaiah, K Rambabu, P Saibaba, archaka committee members Kota Prasad and Shankara Shandilya and several others spoke.