Rang Barse makes its debut in Rajamahendravaram

College boys and girls taking part in Holi celebrations in Rajamahendravaram on Thursday.— PHOTO: S. RAMBABU
College boys and girls taking part in Holi celebrations in Rajamahendravaram on Thursday.— PHOTO: S. RAMBABU
A good number of students from GSL Medical College, GIET Engineering College and a few other colleges headed for Cherukuri Gardens near Best Price Mall on Thursday to be part of a four-hour extravaganza Rang Barse organised as part of Holi celebration.
Organised for the first time by three young women entrepreneurs, the event did not get response on expected lines. “This is only the beginning. We want to replicate this in other two-tier cities in the newly formed State,” said B. Sujana and D. Silpa, organisers of the event. They said that they were encouraged by M. Sharmila Reddy, floor leader of YSRCP in Municipal Corporation.
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The venue was a coconut orchard which reverberated with music, dance and colours of Holi.
Programmes like La Tomatina - throwing tomatoes at each other, colour-spraying frenzy and balloon fight were organised in a systematic and planned way. “There is not much crowd probably because of the pricing of the ticket (Rs.500), which is too much for a student”, said Sarath, a student from the GSL Medical College.
Ms. Sharmila Reddy attributed the thin attendance to change in the holiday.
She said that while the Central Government holiday was on Thursday, the State declared it on Wednesday.
Holi is mostly celebrated by the members of Marwadi community, who generally close shops only on Sundays and participate in dandiya or any other such cultural programmes in the evenings.