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  • Vilon Maestro Sri Kunnakudi R Vaidyanathan to perform on the inaugural day
  • World Telugu Federation Conference in the city starts from December 27
  • Playback Singer Sri S P Balasubrahmanyam, Music Director Sri Koti and others to perform on the final day of the the Utsav
  • Visakha Utsav to be the first Major Tourism Festival covering the whole of Visakhapatnam
  • Coco-Cola and ITC will be the major Sponsorers for the festival
  • The 50 Km Kalinga Cycle rally from RK Beach to Bheemunipatnam will be a highlight. This would be the first long distance rally being conducted as a part of the event
  • Over 100 varieties of Flower Plants, Bonsai, Decoration Plants etc. on display at Kailasa Giri as a part of Parimala - The Flower Exhibition. Special seminar on Bonsai and flower plants
  • Other Sporting Competations includes The 5 Km Walk, Beach Volleyball, Beach Football, Beach Skating, Boxing and Skating. Rolling Shield to be given for the Outstanding players
  • 4-day Special tickets by APSRTC for travelling any where in the City during the Festival season

    Aruku Utsav Specials

  • Borra Caves
  • Aruku Museum
  • Attagudu
  • Chaapagudu
  • Matsyagundam
  • Bheemili Utsav

  • Boar Race
  • Janapada Classical Dances
  • Highlights of Visakha Utsav on Dec 24, 2000
    Special Stage set in model of Borra Caves at RK Beach
    Srinuvas and troup's Musical Night

    Visakha Utsav begins with a flying start. Special Visakha Millenium Utsav trains gets flagged off at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station to Aruku Valley. Special Tour busses also started to various destinations in the city.

    Special Fireworks and Balloons gave a nice picturesque display. Minister for Tourism Sri E Peddireddy said that Visakhapatnam is all set to become Singapore of Andhra. He inaugurated the Vana Darshani set up by AP Tourism and the Regional Information Bureau.

    The Kalinga Cycle rase was flagged off by MLA of Pendurthy sri. Gana Babu. Ms. P Varalakshmi flagged off the 5 km Walking race while Mr Peddi Reddy inaugurated the Boxing competations.

    Meanwhile, Special Photography Exhibition on Visakhapatnam ( Naadu - Nedu ) was inaugurated at VUDA Children's Theater. Photographs depicting Visakhapatnam from 1932 to the recent developments were present at the exhibition.

    Srinuvas and troop Ghazals and songs were a special attraction on the first day at R K Beach. From Sai Saranam to the latest melodies including Oka Devata velasindi... (from Neekosam), Aata Kavala.. Pata Kavala (from Annaya), the musical night was attracted huge crowds.

    Highlights of Visakha Utsav on 25 Dec 2000
    Mimicry by Silvastar at RK Beach
    Highlight of the Day at Visakha Utsav's Special Events at R K Beach includes Hilarious jokes by Mr. Silvastar - from the usual mimicries of old Movie stars such as S V Ranga Rao and Nageswara Rao to the latest idols of telugu mimicry such as the voice of our Cheif Minister Sri Chandrananu Naidu.
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