Update: October 12, 2021 2:30 AM STI
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Oct 12 (ANI): To mark the annual Telangana Flower Festival, more than 1,000 policewomen of different ranks celebrated the Bathukamma Festival with various traditional folk songs, dressed in colorful and traditional clothing in Petla Burj, Hyderabad on Monday.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, along with several other officers, inaugurated the celebration of the Bathukamma festival on Monday in Petlaburj.
Speaking to ANI, Anjani Kumar said, “Police in the city of Hyderabad celebrated the Bathukamma festival on Monday. Bathukama represents prosperity and happiness in the family. We are celebrating the festival with great joy this year because last year we were unable to celebrate the COVID-19 pandemic. “
Speaking of Telangana’s gross domestic product (GDP), Kumar said, “It is a big coincidence when we talk about prosperity, Telangana’s GDP rise is number one in the country. Many states that were previously in the lead have fallen. at 2%. Thus, Bathukama brought the symbol of the prosperity of the state.
He further welcomed all the new policewomen as they celebrated the festival for the first time in the city and wished a very happy and joyful celebration on the occasion.
Shikha Goel, additional commissioner of police, crime and special investigation team (SIT) also said that all female police officers actively participated in the celebration.
“It’s the feast of prosperity, friendliness and we are proud to have a significant female force who joined last year. We have 1,000 new entrants who have joined. Are happy,” said Goel.
Bathukamma celebrations take place throughout the ten days of Dussehra. Although Bathukamma is mainly considered a festival of the Telangana region, the villages of Krishna district bordering Telangana also celebrate this festival in a grand manner.
Bathukamma means “Goddess of life”. The women decorate a special pot with seasonal flowers, fill the pot with offerings to the goddess and go in procession through the village. (ANI)