Photography Award Function was held on October 4 in Hyderabad. Winners were Recognized and Honored
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) & Savetemples.org conducted “Photography Contest on Godavari Pushkaralu 2015.”Pictures taken during the Pushkara time from14th July 2015 to 25th July 2015 were allowed to be submitted for competition and were required to be submitted by August 5, 2015.
Selection of the winners was based on the photographs that reflected the essence of the pushkaras, the Glory of Godavari River, Activities of Devotees at temples and Pushkar Ghats at the bank of Godavari River.
The Prizes for the winners are as follows:
1st Prize: Rs.50,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs.30,000/-
3rd Prize: Rs.25,000/-
5 consolation prizes each Rs.5,000/- with citations
We received more than 1000 pictures from different photographers.
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas and the staff methodically assembled and handed over the pictures the following committee members. They are Sri DS Dixit, Founder,Andhra Pradesh Theater; Sri Sirasri, Cine Poet & Critic; and Sri Thota Venkata Ramana, Cinematographer.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER Sri SwamiParipoornanandaSaraswathi, the pontiff of SriPeetham of Kakinada was the KEY NOTE Speaker.
SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS
Following Invited Special Guests were on the stage. All of them spoke on the significance of these photos and their historical value.
Sri Thota Venkata Ramana (Cinematographer)
Sri Sirasri(Cine Poet & Critic)
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas
Sri Sri Sri ParipoornanandaSaraswathi
Sri Prakasarao Velagapudi
Smt. Nandini Velagapudi
Ms. Madhushalini, Actress
Smt. Padmini Nagulapalli, Censor Board Member
Smt. Anitha Chowdhari, Actress who lives in Detroit.
PRIZES WERE AWARDED
1st Prize was awarded to Sri Rahul from Mahabub Nagar
2nd Prize was awarded to Sri Suresh Noone from Mancherial
3rd Prize was awarded to Sri K V Prudhvifrom Hyderabad
1st consolation prize was awarded to Sri Kumaraswamy from Karim Nagar
2nd consolation prize was awarded to Sri V.K.R.S.Sarma from Nedunuru
3rd consolation prize was awarded to Sri S.RAMBABU from Rajahmundry
4th consolation prize was awarded to Sri Nallamilli Subhash from Eluru
5th consolation prize was awarded to Sri Babu Rao from Secunderabad
BOOK is being planned. The committee will select about three hundred picture on Godavari Pushkaras received from different individuals and newspapers and will be published to keep it memento for the occasion.
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