Sonia remembers Sri Krishnadevaraya

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has praised Sri Krishnadevaraya, the Emperor of the mighty Vijayanagar kingdom, saying his empire was noted for its commitment for people`s welfare.

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2010, 23:19 PM IST

Hyderabad: Congress president Sonia
Gandhi has praised Sri Krishnadevaraya, the Emperor of the
mighty Vijayanagar kingdom, saying his empire was noted for
its commitment for people`s welfare and numerous contributions
to music, poetry, arts and culture.

"Sri Krishnadevaraya ensured that his empire became
known to history not only for its political achievements but
also for its cultural accomplishments," she said in a message
to Andhra Pradesh Information and Culture Minister J Geeta
Reddy on the occasion of the 500th Coronation Day celebrations
of Sri Krishnadevaraya.

The 500th anniversary of his coronation is an occasion
for recalling the most distinguished personality whose name
continues to inspire succeeding generations.

Thanking the state government for inviting her to
participate in the inaugural and closing programmes, Gandhi,
however, expressed her inability to attend due to pressing
commitments.

The 500th Coronation Day celebrations were inaugurated
by President Pratibha Patil here recently.

PTI