VISAKHAPATNAM: The Port City has all the facilities required for becoming a cultural and film hub, minister for human resources development Ganta Srinivasa Rao has felt. He was the chief guest at the release of a book entitled ‘Pyasa’ written by versatile film artiste Tanikella Bharani here Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he expressed his views on the development of the city on various fronts and assured all help to the film industry.
Speaking on the occasion, he lauded the services of Tanikella Bharani as a director, actor and writer. Srinivasa Rao also said that the city has number of artistes as well as writers and as such it hosts many cultural programmes every day. “Encouraging these programmes is what is needed and we shall try to arrange programmes from the government side every month,” he added. The minister stressed the need to establish an auditorium in the city. He said that Visakhapatnam should also have an auditorium like Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad. There was also a need for an open-air auditorium, he added. Visakha Music Academy director Rangarajan, GRK Prasad, M Ananda Rao and others took part.
ANNADANAM PROG LAUNCHED
Minister of human resources development Ganta Srinivasa Rao launched the Annadanam programme at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy Temple at Simhachalam here Sunday. Under the scheme, free meals are provided to at least 5,000 devotees every day.