Hyderabad, Jun 2 : Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao paid floral tributes at martyrs memorial, Gun Park near the state Assembly here on Tuesday to mark the sixth state formation day celebrations, which was held on a low key affair due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was accompanied to the Gun Park by Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and others to celebrate the day when the country's youngest state came into being after a long people's movement on June two, 2014. TRS Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao, MP hoisted the National flag at Telangana Bhavan, the TRS headquarters, while TPCC President N Uttam Kumar Reddy hoisted the flag at Gandhi Bhavan, the TPCC headquarters to mark the day. Ministers and people's representatives took part in the celebrations in districts which were also devoid of any pomp and show.
Mr Rao drove to Raj Bhavan from Gun Park to greet Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on her birthday today. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan greeted the people of state on the sixth anniversary of the Formation Day of the state. The President, in his greetings, said that the entire nation is proud of the rich history of Telugu culture and literature.
The hardworking people of this land have contributed significantly to the nation. May the state prosper in the coming years. Mr Modi tweeted that the people of the state are excelling in a wide range of sectors. The state had made a valuable contribution to the growth trajectory of India. "I pray for the progress and prosperity of the people of Telangana", he added. The buoyant ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders said that the nascent state has a reason to be proud and satisfied, as its major initiatives in key sectors, to realise its ultimate aim to make the state a role model to the country, are on track. While the main opposition Congress charged that the six-year rule of the TRS government in the state would be remembered mostly for its unkept promises. Unlike in the past, the state formation day celebrations this year were sans the song, dance and huge public rallies due to the Coronavirus. (UNI)