Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu praised Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday for continuing the “Alay Bhalay” program, which has been running for 16 years and is now on its 17th consecutive anniversary.
Alay Balay is a cultural event organized during the Navaratri festivities and presents the life of the people of Telangana.
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Naidu attended the big event attended by Jala Vihar in the city here. Speaking on the occasion, the vice-president claimed to protect the language, the culture and give it posterity.
He appreciated Dattatreya’s daughter, Vijaya Lakshmi, for leading the event. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was among the participants.
Governor of Himachal Pradesh Rajendra Vishwanath, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, BJP Leaders Bandi Sanjay, Lakshman, Ministers of State Mahamood Ali, Srinivas Yadav, MLC Kavitha, Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan, Head of CPI Chada Venkat Reddy, Kota Sriivas Rao, President of Bharat Biotech Krishna Yella and others were also present.
To mark the big meeting celebrated as a festival, Naidu performed Durga puja and planted a sapling on the premises.
Later, the vice president called on people to avoid foreign culture and try to protect our own. “The rulers and the people should protect our culture and our centuries-old traditions as proud nationals,” he said.
Dattattreya claimed that Alay Bhalay brings all the leaders and people together on one platform. Together we must serve society regardless of our party lines and ideologies, he said, adding that Alay Bhalay reflects our culture.
Tamilisai Soundararajan said the program takes pride in Telangana culture and tradition, praising Vijayalakshmi for carrying on the legacy of his father Dattatreya.
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