HYDERABAD: ‘Alai Balai’ programme organised by Union minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya in Hyderabad on Friday saw camaraderie and festivity in full flow.
Leaders from all major political parties and popular personalities from various fields attended the ‘Alai Balai’ which literally means ‘get together’, showcasing Telangana culture.
“It is a good sign to see both AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekara Rao together at the AP capital foundation ceremony. Likewise both AP and Telangana states should cooperate with each other and prosper together,” said Union minister for urban development and parliamentary affairs M Venkaih Naidu speaking at the Alai Balai on Friday.
Venkaiah Naidu was part of long a list of visitors which included Governor ESL Narasimhan, deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali, home minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy, finance minister E Rajender, Congress Legislature Party leader Jana Reddy, TTDP president L Ramana, working president Revanth Reddy, BJP president G Kishan Reddy, Telangana Bachao Mission president Nagam Janardhan Reddy, chief secretary Rajiv Sharma, among others.
Besides politicians and bureaucrats, film personalities like Rajendra Prasad, Ali, Venu Madhav, Telangana artistes Gorati Venkanna also sparkled at the Alai Balai.
“It is heartening to see everyone bonding with each other cutting across party lines and professions. Bandaru Dattatreya has to be appreciated for bringing everyone together in the name of Alai Balai. Programmes like these play a great role in promoting unity and prosperity,” governor ESL Narasimhan speaking on the occasion said.
Dattatreya has been organising Alai Balai for the past 12 years in Hyderabad during Dasara festival season and the event has acquired a place of its own in Telangana circles.
Besides to show of solidarity by politicians, Telangana cultural performances and folk art performers have caught the attention of visitors at the event.