Hyderabad: The trainee-civil servants belonging to 15 All India Services and Central Civil Services representing 22 States, who are attending the 94th Foundation Course at Dr MCR HRD Institute, celebrated the floral festival of Telangana ‘Bathukamma’ with gaiety and reverence. The entire campus of the Institute was decked up with vibrant flowers as a part of the grand celebrations.
Besides the trainee Civil Servants, the officers, faculty, staff and trainees of the Institute participated in the celebrations. The proactive participation of the trainee Civil Servants from across the country, especially their female counterparts, in the festivities, was a pleasant surprise for one and all. Singing and dancing around colorful flowers, carefully arranged in circular rows in a brass plate, was one of the highlights of the celebrations. The dazzling display of their colorful costumes and dancing skills captured the hearts of every one present. All of them received huge applause and admiration for their excellent performances.
BP Acharya, IAS, Special Chief Secretary to Government & Director General, Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, said the celebration of this festival was an opportunity for the trainee Civil Servants, who come from different parts of the country, to understand the rich culture, heritage and values of Telangana State. “Even though Bathukamma is a Sate festival of Telangana, it is now being celebrated not only across the country but also abroad. Participation in this festival, which is an embodiment of Telangana’s rich cultural identity, was a rare honor for all of us”, said all trainee civil Servants unanimously.
The event was organized by Film & Fine Arts Society of the 94th Foundation Course with Mohita Saxena, ISS, as its Secretary and Gokul CV, IPoS, Anusha G, IRAS, Rohit Verma, IPS, and D Jeevan Mohanas as members. On the occasion, a special dinner, with delicacies unique to Telangana, was served, which was relished not only by the trainee Civil Servants from across the country, but also the Officers, Faculty, Staff, and other trainees of the Institute.
Trainee Civil Servants pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at MCRHRD institute
Floral tributes were paid to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his 150th birth anniversary at Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana. The trainee Civil Servants belonging to 15 All India Services and Central Civil Services, representing 22 Sates from across the country, who are attending the 94th Foundation Course, attended the event with great reverence and respect. In addition, the Officers, Faculty, Staff, and other Trainees of Dr MCR HRD Institute participated in large numbers.
Finance Minister T Harish Rao, B P Acharya, IAS, Special Chief Secretary to Government & Director General of the Institute, and others paid rich floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. On the occasion, a special installation of Mahatma Gandhi made by Ch Manohar, a reputed sculptor of Telangana, was displayed.
B P Acharya presented a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi to Harish Rao. All those who were present at the event had a prayer on their lips for Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of India and his ideals to continue to inspire them.