TELANGANA FORMATION DAY – June 2
Telangana Formation Day is celebrated on the formation of Telangana State on 2 June every year since 2014. Celebrations are held in all the 30 districts of the state. The event begins with a national flag hoisted by the Chief Minister of Telangana. Also, a ceremonial parade is held at the parade grounds. The state sponsors events and celebrations held for four days. Telangana State Awards for exemplary contributions in different fields are presented at different events. Telangana food festival at hotels, cultural events are held at Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
The fifth-anniversary celebrations of the formation of Telangana State were off to a simple start on Sunday morning. Mr. Rao asks people to strengthen the hands of the government in the implementation of three new legislations in the offing with a focus on weeding out corruption in the administration. He also told the lawns of Public gardens that the new legislation for municipal, panchayat raj and revenue administration were to be enacted to leave no scope for corruption. Otherwise, dereliction of duties by officials will result in severe punishment, even removal from service.
He also said along with an annual grant of ₹1,289 crores given to them by the National Finance Commission, the State government will also extend an equal amount, totaling ₹2,458 crores, for their developmental activities. He also told people about the successes achieved by the State government in power, drinking water, irrigation, social security pensions, and livelihood programs of the State government. He assured that the Mission Bhagiratha program of supplying drinking water to every household will also take place by July end. Earlier, Mr. Rao paid tributes at the memorial of Telangana martyrs on the road opposite Public gardens and unfurled the national flag at the venue. He was given the guard of honor by an armed police contingent. Chief Secretary SK Joshi directed the officials to make arrangements for the State Formation Day celebrations at Parade Grounds on June 2. All the historic structures in the city will be illuminated.
The programs planned include an exhibition with drones on June 2, a dance performance by 1,001 Perini artistes at LB Stadium on June 3, and a display by 5,000 Oggu artistes on June 4. Hyderabad city is all decked up with festive lighting as the city gets ready to celebrate Telangana Formation Day on Sunday.
To mark the occasion important government buildings including Telangana Assembly and Secretariat have been decorated with colorful lights and flower garlands.
Chief Secretary SK Joshi and DGP Sri Mahender Reddy would also participate in the Telangana State Formation Day celebrations. June 2, 2019, marks the fifth Telangana State Formation Day, marking the official formation of India’s youngest state in 2014.Telangana Bhavan; New Delhi is organizing Telangana Formation Day Celebrations 2019 in a grand manner. The government officials have made elaborate arrangements for about 5 thousand people to view the celebrations. The celebrations will also be held at all constitutional bodies, government officials and public places across the state.Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Telangana on their Statehood Day on Saturday with the state completing four years since its formation on 2 June, 2014.Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also congratulated the people in the state. KCR who is also the first chief minister of the state is expected to launch a slew of schemes on Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary of the state.
According to a Government Order here on Thursday, the State level function, to be held on a low key on account of coronavirus. Designated ministers and dignitaries will pay floral tributes at the Telangana Martyrs’ memorials. High tea’ arrangements at suitable nearby places preferably within the Collectorate shall be made for all the above dignitaries and officers, the order said. It also said that because of Covid-19, measures like the use of masks, physical distancing, availability of sanitizers, sanitizing spray, and keeping only a minimum number of participants shall be ensured.
TELANGANA STATE HISTORY:
Telangana State was once a part of the Hyderabad state which got merged into the Indian Union on 17 September 1948. In 1950, M K Vellodi was elected as the first chief minister of Hyderabad state and in 1952; Burgula Ramakrishna Rao was elected as the chief minister of Hyderabad state. He supported the proposal for amalgamation of Hyderabad state with Andhra state. This proposal came up in 1953. On 1 November 1956, Telugu-speaking areas of Hyderabad state were merged with Andhra state. The city of Hyderabad was made the capital of Andhra Pradesh state. However, in 1969, agitation began in the Telangana region which was intensified and turned violent with students at the forefront of the struggle. As a counter to the Telangana struggle, the Jai Andhra movement started in the Andhra-Rayalaseema regions. In 1985, employees from Telangana region were deprived of jobs in government departments.
A government order was passed by N T Rama Rao, leader of Telugu Desam Party government to safeguard the interests of Telangana people in government employment. Till 1999, there was no demand for division of the state from any part of the state but in 1999, Congress demanded the creation of Telangana state. Also, Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao launched Telangana Rashtra Samiti on 27 April 2001 in demand of Telangana as a separate state. In 2001, sent a resolution to the then NDA government to look into Telangana state demand, which was rejected by the then Union Home Minister L K Advani? But in 2006, TRS quit the coalition governments with congress in the state and at the Centre in December 2006 and continued an independent fight. TRS launched an indefinite hunger strike on 29 November 2009 demanding the creation of Telangana. But the Centre again put the Telangana issue on hold.
Telangana region witnessed a series of agitations like the Million March, Chalo Assembly, and SakalajanulaSamme (general strike) in 2011-12 while MLAs belonging to different parties quit from the House. Union Cabinet approves the proposal of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and a group of Ministers is formed on October 3, 2013. Six Congress MPs from Seemandhra were expelled on February 11 for moving a no-confidence motion against the government. Lok Sabha passes Telangana bill on February 18 after several protests. Finally, Telangana becomes India’s 29th state, on June 2, 2014. Reasons for separation: 45% of the state income comes from Telangana region but the share of Telangana is only 28% in the utilization of funds, there are 25 plus government degree colleges in Krishna, Kadapa, and Guntur district but there is not even a single government degree college in Ranga Reddy district, Telangana projects were made unviable by inflating the cost of the project, undue priority was given to private power projects owned by Andhra capitalists at the cost of cheap hydro and thermal power.
STATIC GK OF TELANGANA STATE
- K Chandrahekar Rao is the Chief Minister of Telangana
- ESL Narasimhan is the Governor of the state
- Telugu and Urdu are the official languages
- It’s the 2th populated state in India
- Jinka is the state animal
- Paala Pitta is the state bird
- Tangidi Puvvu is the state flower
- Jammi Chettu is the state tree
- National parks: Mahavir Harina Vansthali National Park, Papikonda wildlife sanctuary
- In Telangan, famous dams are Godavari River – Sriram Sagar Dam and Nizam Sagar Dam
- Rajiv Gandhi International airport is the most airport in Telangana
- Famous stadiums in Telangana include Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium.
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