Indian diaspora gets taste of Sankranti

Rajahmundry: As part of the 59th ‘Know India’ programme organized by the Youth Services department, 40 youths from Myanmar, Fiji, Surinam, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Trinidad, Guyana and Mauritius are visiting the state from January 10 till 20. They visited East Godavari during Sankranti and had a feel of traditional festivities. They also visited Sir Arthur Cotton barrage and appreciated its history.
On the day of Sankranti, they celebrated the festival in Potti Lanka village in Kadiyam mandal. The visiting delegation was charmed by Kolatam, Gangireddu, Haridasu, Kommu and Rangoli and East Godavari recipes.
Radhika Pratap Sarma from Fiji said she was proud to have visited the state. Stalin Rahul Sarma, also from Fiji, said he was thrilled to visit his ancestors’ country and wondered why his ancestors left this beautiful land. TNN

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