My bucket list is constantly changing: Madhuri Dixit TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018 HYDERABAD | PAGES 16 15 Demonetisation blues still haunting people 02 YSR stadium becomes haven for anti-social elements 02 Srirama Navami celebrated with fervour 03 Lorry rams into bike, one dead, another injured 06 Celestial wedding a visual treat OUR BUREAU Karmanghat: Residents of Karmanghat and its surrounding areas made a beeline to Sri Dyanajaneya Swamy Temple to witness the grand Sitarama kalyanamahotsavam, which is performed every year. The Endowments department organised the kalyanam. The temple committee made all arrangements for the convenience of the devotees. R Krishnaiah, L B Nagar MLA, was the chief guest at the event. He presented silk ‘vastrams’ to the deity in the presence of the Endowments officials. The legislator told The Hans India that he felt blessed for being able to participate in the kalyanam. Among those present were L B Nagar TRS party in-charge Muddagoni Rammohan Goud, Champapet corporator Sama Ramana Reddy. Marriage blues: Shriya to be replaced? 14 GHMC plans to celebrate green festivals from April 2nd week Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has prepared plans to celebrate green festivals (‘Haritha Utsavalu’) from April second week, when there are auspicious muhurats with more marriages taking places, with the aim of making the city plasticfree. It is during marriages at function halls that plastic glasses, cups and other disposable products are used. The festivals are to be organised on a large scale, also with the aim of restoring the city’s name as a place of gardens. Already the Haritha Haram programme with plantation of three crore saplings has been taken up in Hyderabad. Eighty per cent of these saplings have survived, claim the GHMC officials. The GHMC wants to initiate steps from now onwards for the use of steel glasses in place of plastic. Mayor Bonthu Rammohan has already held discussions twice or thrice with manufactures of plastic items not to sell covers with less than 50 micron thickness. As a result, the use of such bags has been reduced drastically in the city. The civic body is treating the thousands of plastic items like glasses, plates, cups left behind at many function halls after mass events like marriages as a major problem. Hence it has decided to educate the organisers of function halls against the use of plastic items with the aim of protecting the environment by conducting programmes by the GHMC Deputy commissioners. GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy told The Hans India that efforts are on to persuade the function halls, which charge lakhs as rent, to voluntarily use steel items like glasses and plates, in place of those made of plastic. To encourage the function/banquet halls to ban plastic items and to opt for the change the corporation would present special awards to them. The GHMC chief stated that already many function halls were implementing the plastic ban. They would also be considered for the awards. Reddy said already there were stipulations that compost pits should be compulsorily provided in hotels and function halls which generate large quantities of garbage. He appealed to the people to participate in the green festivals in large numbers, while recalling that Hyderabad has been declared as the most suitable city for stay in surveys conducted by several international/national organisations.
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