138th Anniversary of Indian National Congress The first session of the Indian National Congress in Bombay in December 1885. It was attended by 72 delegates from all the Indian provinces. There were 54 Hindus, 2 Muslims and the rest were Jain and Parsi members. President (1st Session) - Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee. Blood art to be banned in Tamil Nadu TN government has banned the use of blood for art works or blood art. The government took the decision after considering the health and safety of the people. The ban was followed by the concerns about the hygiene followed by the artists while taking the blood which can result in the spread of infections like HIV. PRASHAD Project launched in Telangana The President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the PRASHAD proect in two temples in Telangana PRASHAD or Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive was launched in 2014-15. It aims to provide integrated infrastructure development to pilgrimage and heritage tourism destinations in the country.’ Sri Seetha Ramachandra Swamivari Devasthanam, Bhadrachalam The temple, dedicated to Lord Rama, is situated on the left bank of the River Godavari. Built in the 17th century, the significance of the place goes back to the Ramayana Era. It is documented to be constructed or reconstructed by Kancherla Gopanna, also known as Bhadrachala Ramadasu revenue officer (Tehsildar) under the reign of Abul Hasan Qutub Shah, the sultan of the Golconda. Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Mulugu Popularly known as Thousand Pillar Temple and Ramappa temple, is a Shiva Temple (dedicated to Ramalingeswara Swamy). It was built by Ramappa (sculptor) during the Kakatiya period (1123–1323 CE) under rulers Rudradeva and Recharla Rudra. In 2021 it was included in the UNESCO World heritage List (Cultural).
138th Anniversary of Indian National Congress
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