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Ground breaking ceremony for new Andhra capital


  • Amid chanting of Vedic hymns,Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday performed ‘bhoomi puja’ or ground breaking ceremony of the new state capital Amaravathi.
  • As the clock struck 8.49 a.m., Naidu accompanied by his wife Bhuvaneswari and son N. Lokesh performed the rituals at a colourful ceremony in Mandadam village in Guntur district.
  • Central and state ministers, MPs, state legislators, senior officials and leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) participated in prayers and other rituals which continued for two hours.
  • Naidu, his family members and ministers poured cement into a pit to mark the ceremony.
  • The chief minister later ploughed the field with a traditional ploughshare, while his wife sowed nine chief grains in the soil.


  • Addressing a public meeting after the ground breaking ceremony, the TDP chief said the day would go down in the history of Andhra Pradesh as a red-letter day.
  • Chief Minister said it was good fortune of five crore Telugus that they have got an opportunity to build a 21st century capital.
  • Naidu said it would not be a mere administrative capital ,but a city which will transform people’s live.
  • The capital will be a dynamic city, an economic capital which will give jobs to people and a tourism centre.
  • Naidu said he choose Amaravathi region for the capital, as it was centrally located and accessible from all parts of the state.

Singapore and CM

  • Singapore has developed the master plan for Amaravathi. The chief minister said leaders of Singapore told him that Andhra capital would be better than even Singapore.

Source:Business Standard

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