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Asteroid named after Pandit Jasraj

•In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma’ means ‘Mother Goddess come Alive’.
•It is the state festival of Telangana
•Telangana government recently celebrated the eagerly awaited ‘Festival of Flowers’ (Bathukamma) for which the State is known.
•The festival was traditionally celebrated by women across the state.
Galo community
•At about 1.5 lakh people, the Galos are one of the 26 major communities of Arunachal Pradesh.
•The Galos belong to the Tani group inhabiting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, besides Tibet.
Mopinis the main festival in Galos which is celebrated for the prosperity of the villages
•The Galos perform Popir dance
Asteroid named after Pandit Jasraj
•The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid/minor planet, discovered in 2006, after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj.
• He is the first Indian to receive this honour
•Pandit Jasraj: He is an exponent of Indian classical vocal music. 
•He is the recipient of numerous awards, honours, and titles, including the prestigious Padma Vibhushan and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

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