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Welcome to Visakha Utsav 2001

Its the Festival special for Vizagites.
Its in the cold month of December.
And Yes, its the Festival of the Millennium

Visakha Utsav 2001 will be organised in a prestigious manner at National Level starting December 22 - 25, 2001.

Today at Visakha Utav

At Manoranjani ( Main Venue ) at R K Beach
Mr. GMC Balayogi, Lok Sabha Speaker Chief Guest Mr. Y Ramakrishnudu, Minister for Finance, guest of Honour 5.30 pm

From 6 PM to 10 PM - Humour skit by Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Sivaji Raj and party; folk songs by S Narasimhulu(Cuddapah) and Wilson and party; cine orchestra by Vandemataram Srinivas and party(Hyderabad).

Gurazada Kalakshetram
Kala - Inauguration of classical music and dance festival by Ms. Rajana Ramani, Mayor, vocal recital Arundati Sarkar and party, 6 PM.

Jaatara - Sita Kalyanam Harikatha by D Sudharani(Srikakulam) and folk dance by Padmavathi(Kakinada), PM.

Yerramatti Dibbalu
Nidhi - Treasure Hunt, 10 AM to 3 PM

VUDA Children's Theatre
Photo Exhibition - 9 AM to 9 PM

This years Visakha Utsav has more attractions than yesteryears.

RK Beach is now the main venue for Manoranjani. The Flower Festival - Parimala hosting beautiful and mind-entertaining flower exhibition will be at Kailasa Giri. Kala is the place for Classical Music and Dance - two arts with which Vizag is always familar. Jaatara is the venue for Rural Crafts while for tourists and people who like to enjoy the beauty of Vizag on road has Yatra - the Heritage festival. Another last minute attraction is Vastra - an exhibition where a great collection of fabric and textile from all parts of Andhra and Vizag in particular will be put on display.

Vastra - the Fabric & Textile Exhibition

This years another major attraction is Vastra to be organised at Krishnapriya Function Hall at the RK Beach Venue. There will be about 30 stalls at the venue featuring the best of fabrics from Andhra Pradesh and Visakhapatnam in particular.

Parimala - The Flower Festival

A Flower blossoms giving pleasentness to its audience.
And Vizag is always a blooming city and thus, this years Visakha Utsav included Parimala - the Flower Festival attop the pleasant Kailasa Giri Hills. The venue also has a Ikebana Show and a seminar on Ikebanas. Nidhi - The Treasure Hunt

A Treasure hunt will be organised from Yerramatti Dibbalu on road to Bhimili. The participant has to find out a 'treasure' hiddent at any part of the city. He will be presented with hints in between using which he need to recover the hiddent treasure. The event is being organised by 4 Dimension and is open between December 22 and 23. The total prize money for the event is Rs. 75,000. 4 Dimension is also orgnaising an Anthakshari which will be anchored by popular TV figures including Uday Bhanu and Jhansi.

Jaatara - Rural Crafts Festival

The crafts from Rural Vizag will be put on display at the Jaatara - the Rural Crafts Festival to be organised at the special Jaatara venue at Mathurawada. The venue will also feature Rural Entertainment, Sports, Commercial besides Competations. Tolubommalata, Burrakatha, Folk and Mythological plays will be presented at their best at Jaatara.

Kreeda and Jalakreeda - Sports and Competations

A Man with strong body and sharp brains will be the leader among the crowd. And thus, this Viskha Utsav features many sporting events including the Kabaddi and Body Building for finding the strongest man besides various competations for school children who are sharp at their minds. Painting Competations for School children will be conducted on December 22 and 23, 2001 while Rangoli competations for housewives who are more creative with colors will be organised. The Kalinga Cycle race which won great applause last year was on charts again. As usual, the race on bicycle will begin at the main venue of RK Beach and ends back at the same place after reaching Bheemili. Other sporting events includes Boxing, Beach Volleyball, Handball and Beach handball. Swimming competations will be held at VPT Acqua Sports Complex while other sporting events such as Wind Surfing, Power Boating, Skiing, Rowing and Sailing will be held at Gosthani at Bheemili.


Conducting a festival is quiet difficult without good funding. This years Visakha Utsav came into a shape with the sponsorship of companies including Pepsi and ITC Limited.

Who's Who of the Utsav 2001
Mr. SGK Kishore,
Vice-Chairman VUDA and Co-convenor Viskha Utsav

Mr. Attili Sudhakar
Superindent CBI & Chairman, Jaatara

News about Visakha Utsav 2001

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