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Unveiling Ancient Mystique: FLO's Spectacular Confluence of Mythology, Heritage, and Water Conservation at Bansilalpet Step-well

In a mesmerizing fusion of mythology, heritage, culture, and environmental stewardship, the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) orchestrated a unique event at the historic Bansilalpet Step-well on a Friday evening. The occasion was graced by the insightful words of Kalpana Ramesh, shedding light on the historical significance of step wells and the remarkable journey of revitalizing Bansilalpet.

Ramesh emphasized the cultural importance of step wells, serving as poignant reminders of bygone eras. With over 3000 step wells across the country, including 300 in Telangana, these ancient structures bear witness to centuries of history. The Bansilalpet step well, after 18 months of dedicated effort, now stands rejuvenated, capable of storing an impressive 22 lakh litres of water annually, contributing significantly to flood reduction in the area.

Expressing a visionary dream, Ramesh articulated the aspiration to render the Bansilalpet step well's water potable. Her hope extends to the restoration of all 300 step wells in Telangana, envisioning a water-resilient future for the state.

The success story of Bansilalpet step well resonated in New Delhi, earning an invitation to restore another age-old step well in Rashtrapati Nilayam, Hyderabad. Water, described by Ramesh as a beautiful natural resource, takes center stage in the mission to preserve these architectural and cultural marvels.

Adding a touch of spirituality to the evening, Akshat Gupta shared sacred stories from mythology, delving into the essence of 'BHAGWAN.' Breaking down the term, he revealed it as a representation of the five elements - soil, fire, sky, air, and water. Gupta's conversation with Ms. Ritu Shah, Chairperson of FLO, enriched the event with profound insights into the omnipresence of divinity in our surroundings.

The enchanting evening concluded with a mesmerizing Kathak performance by Aakruti Kathak Kendra, featuring the captivating Mahishasura Mardini Stotra. In her opening remarks, Ritu Shah invited the audience of approximately 150 to embark on a captivating journey into the depths of mythology and heritage, immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of cultural heritage that has shaped civilizations throughout the ages. FLO's initiative transcends time, creating a bridge between the ancient and the contemporary, fostering a renewed appreciation for the treasures of our cultural legacy.


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