CM To Kick Off Formation Day Celebrations With Hero Tributes, Public Address
DECCAN CHRONICLE | L. Venkat Ram Reddy
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao will launch Telangana's 10th Formation Day celebrations at the Secretariat on Thursday morning, after paying homage to those who died in the statehood struggle and unfurling the National Flag at the Secretariat.
The Chief Minister has called for grand celebrations of the event across the state for 21 days, till June 22. He will kick off the celebrations with a public address in the morning.
The BRS government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao will also complete nine years in office on Thursday. With this, Chandrashekar Rao will become the longest-serving Chief Minister of a Telugu state, occupying the top post uninterruptedly for nine years across two successive terms.
The previous record was held by N. Chandrababu Naidu, who served as Chief Minister of then-undivided Andhra Pradesh for eight years and 256 days, from September 1, 1995, to May 14, 2004. Late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy held the post for five years and 111 days, across two terms, from May 14, 2004, to September 2, 2009, till his death in a helicopter crash.
According to the itinerary shared for the statehood celebrations for the first week, June 3 will be celebrated as Telangana Farmers Day. Farmers’ meetings will be held at Rythu Vedikas in villages. Officials said that flexis and posters will be put up to explain the achievements of the BRS government in the agricultural sector, including free electricity, Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima.
June 4 will be celebrated as Safety Day, with programmes planned on the day to explain the efforts, friendly approach and efficient services of the police to maintain law and order in the state. In Hyderabad, patrol cars will take part in a Blue Ccolts rally at P.V.N.R Marg (Necklace Road)
All those under the jurisdiction of Hyderabad, Rachakonda and Cyberabad police commissionerates will take part in the event, with police bands holding demonstrations in front of the 125-foot Ambedkar statue.
June 5 will be celebrated as Telangana Electricity Victory Day. At the constituency level, a meeting will be held with farmers, consumers, electricity employees, public representatives and at least 1,000 people, to explain the qualitative change achieved in the power sector.
June 6 will be celebrated as the Telangana Industrial Growth Festival, with meetings set to be held in industrial and IT corridors to explain the progress achieved in the industrial sector.
The details of investments in the state and the increased employment opportunities will be explained, said officials. A meeting of aspiring entrepreneurs will also be organised at T-Hub and We-Hub.
June 7 will be celebrated as Irrigation Day, with the government preparing a documentary on the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project for screening across constituency centres.
June 8 will see festivities at water bodies in every village, while June 9 will be observed as the Telangana Welfare Day, with constituency-level meetings planned with at least 1,000 Aasara Pension and Kalyana Lakshmi beneficiaries.
A meeting will be held at Ravindra Bharathi, explaining the way Telangana achieved the golden age in welfare, officials said.