The 29th state of India, Telangana is all geared up for the third year celebrations on June 2nd, the day of formation. The state government is busy in making all the arrangements to make the day memorable, and the chief secretary S.P. Singh personally is taking care of them. He said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will launch the celebrations by paying tributes to Telangana martyrs at Gun Park in front of the state assembly and later proceed to the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad to take part in the celebrations. The chief minister will distribute awards to 50 personalities in recognition of their contributions to various fields of life.
The major roads and buildings like Assembly, Raj Bhavan, Necklace Road and Charminar have been illuminated. Government has planned a three day fete to conduct several cultural programs at RavindraBharati and People’s Plaza to celebrate the cultural heritage and traditions of Telangana. Also a Telangana food festival, promoting the local cuisine is also being set up. A rally has also been scheduled with folk artistes highlighting the cultural heritage of Telangana. Later in the evening, a mega cultural event will be held at Sardar Patel Stadium which will feature the Perini dance, an old art form of the Kakatiya era.
The separate statehood demand which was started in 1955, has seen around 60 years of struggle has been sanctioned in 2013 by cabinet approval and officially formed on June 2nd, 2014. The city of Hyderabad will serve as a joint capital for newly formed states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh according to the state re-organization act which would help both states till the assets are legally shared. The front man of the statehood demand, who took it to the victorious shore, K. Chandrashekar Rao has emerged as the new chief minister, and has been pretty successful in achieving amazing results in the couple of years.
The third anniversary celebrations of the Telangana State formation on June 2 will feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intiative of “Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat’. Modi had launched the initiative last year to bridge the cultural gap in the country and enhance interaction between people living in different states. The Telangana state government will invite a contingent from Haryana to take part in the celebrations as part of this initiative.