Lucknow painted blue for Maya's birthday
Public places have been lit up on the eve of Mayawati's 52nd birthday even as she called for keeping the celebrations simple.Updated: Jan 15, 2008 12:40 IST
Elaborate arrangements have been made to celebrate 52nd birthday of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in Lucknow on Tuesday with the public places and parks associated with the party ideologues in the state capital being tastefully decorated.
Blue buntings and party flags have also come up on the main thoroughfares to mark the occasion.
The public places like the Prena sthal, Parivartan Chowk and Ambedkar sthal in Lucknow have been lit up on the eve of the BSP supremo's birthday even as she having called for keeping the celebrations simple.
The party workers have organised several programmes to mark the day on Tuesday though unlike earlier occasions no public function is scheduled for tomorrow.
In her bid to also observe the day as Arthik Sahyog Diwas (financial assistance day), the party MLAs, MLCs and MPs had been asked to contribute funds for strengthening the party economically.
The chief minister had asked the workers to observe the day simply and provide relief to the downtrodden and destitute all over the state.