Hyderabad: Jaya Jaya He Telangana, written by Dr Ande Sri, could be the official song of Telangana state after June 2. TRS sources said that Chief Minister-designate K. Chandrasekhar Rao was all set to approve Jaya Jaya He Telangana, as the official song after he takes over. Dr Ande Sri hails from Rebarthi village near Jangoan in Warangal district.
Mr Rao had been opposing Maa Telugu Talliki as the state song ever since he formed the TRS for the cause of Telangana statehood. Several TJAC leaders had taken up the issue of the state song with Mr Rao, who reportedly assured them that a GO would be issued after he takes over as Chief Minister. However, there are some problems with the new song. It talks of Telangana comprising 10 districts, but Mr Rao is in favour of creating 10 more districts in the state.
Mr Rao has also been receiving draft logos for the Telangana government from various quarters. He is said to have favoured one having the Charminar and a map of Telangana, with a slogan, “Maa Telangana — Koti Rathanaala Veena”.
The official logo is carried in all official communication and is displayed on government boards. A final decision on selecting Telangana state bird and state animal is yet to be taken though Mr Rao has been receiving several proposals on this. Maa Telugu Talliki, which is recited in the morning prayer session in government schools, is likely to be replaced by Jaya Jaya He Telangana from the new academic year scheduled to begin in the second week of June. By that time, the TRS government would be very much in place and orders are likely to be issued.