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Telangana culture to influence GES dinner, 300 artistes to participate

Published Nov 20, 2017, 2:14 am IST
Updated Nov 20, 2017, 2:25 am IST
The government expects 1,400 guests to attend the dinner at the Golkonda Fort.
A filephoto of illuminated Golkonda Fort. (Photo: DC)
 A filephoto of illuminated Golkonda Fort. (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: The state government will host a dinner that will reflect the rich cultural heritage of Telangana, on November 29 for the delegates of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

A schedule of programmes for the delegates was recently finalised after a meeting of officials and representatives of ITC Hotels, the tourism, culture and revenue departments.


Hyderabad collector Dr Yogita Rana said the revenue department was taking all the measures to make the event a grand success.


K. Chandrakala, revenue divisional officer, said that over 300 artistes would participate in a cultural event at the Rani Mahal in Golkonda. “The event will reflect the rich culture of Telangana state. ITC and the Tourism department are coming up with a detailed schedule,” she said.

A source from tourism department said that the events being planned would be attended by over 1,400 delegates. “We are organising a dinner at the entrance of Golkonda Fort and cultural events at the Rani Mahal and other areas within the fort. The events will include Bonalu, Bathukamma and various jataras that are organised in Telangana, as well as classical dances. The government has got the chance to host the GES in a newly formed state and it would like to introduce the foreign delegates to its rich culture. Besides cultural programmes, there will be stalls with displays related to crafts, handlooms and information technology,” the source said.

Mr Kiran Reddy from ITC said that the cultural event would be 18 to 20 minutes long. “After the arrival of delegates, there will be events followed by dinner,” he said.

Mr G. Kishan Rao, a special officer of Shilparamam and vice-chairman of the Yadadri Temple Development Authority, said that Shilparamam would organise stalls at the fort. 

“The stalls will reflect our exclusive arts, crafts, and handlooms including Nirmal toys, Bidri and Kalamkari crafts. The handloom stalls will consist of prominent designs such as Pochampally, Gadwal and Kottakota,” he added.

Officials expect that Ms Ivanka Trump will visit the stalls at the Fort.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad