Hyderabad: TS Governor inaugurates Freedom Fighters photo exhibition who fought against Nizam

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor urged the present generation to remember and be inspired by the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters who fought against the tyrannical rule of the Nizam.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Sep 2022 10:56 AM GMT
Hyderabad: TS Governor inaugurates Freedom Fighters photo exhibition who fought against Nizam

In a run-up to September 17, NewsMeter will be publishing reports from eminent personalities. Our reports will delve deep into the historic significance of the day. Without going into the politics of the event, we will be discussing the long fight against Nizam rule, armed resistance, freedom struggle, Operation Polo et al.

Our articles will focus on India's Independence from the Britishers and the partition. We will highlight how princely states joined the Indian union. How Nizam-ruled Hyderabad, which comprised three linguistic regions: the Telugu-speaking Telangana area (including the capital city, Hyderabad), the Marathi-speaking Marathwada, and a small Kannada-speaking region, was brought into the Indian dominion.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated a five-day photo exhibition on Hyderabad State's freedom fighters on Wednesday at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad.

The photo exhibition, which will run until September 18th, is being organized by the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture, in response to the Government of India's decision to officially mark Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17th.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor urged the present generation to remember and be inspired by the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters who fought against the tyrannical rule of the Nizam.

She emphasized that the 17th of September is truly a Liberation Day because the people of the then-Hyderabad state were liberated from the Nizam's atrocities, recalling the Parkal Massacre in which about 30 people were shot dead and the Bairanpally incident in which the Razakars threw more than 90 people into a well.

The Governor stated that the first Home Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India, initiated Operation Polo to merge the Hyderabad State into the Indian Union.

The current Home Minister, Amit Shah, will be the Chief Guest at the Telangana Liberation Day celebrations scheduled for September 17 in Hyderabad.

The Governor praised the Central Bureau of Communication's (CBC) efforts in putting together the exhibition on prominent freedom fighters of Hyderabad State, saying that it would be a great enabler in educating the current generation about the sacrifices made by our forefathers to fight against the Nizam's atrocities.

S. Venkateswar, Director General (South), Press Information Bureau (PIB), and Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), speaking on the occasion, said the five-day photo exhibition is being organized to highlight the role of freedom fighters in their fight against Nizam rule in the then-princely state of Hyderabad.

A total of 60 photographs explaining the contributions of freedom fighters such as Kumrum Bheem, Chakali Ilamma, Vandematram Ramachandra Rao, Bhagyareddy Verma, and Suravaram Pratapa Reddy were displayed.

On the occasion of the 55th Vardanthi, Bandaru Dattatraya, Governor of Haryana, paid tributes to the late Dr Burugula Ramakrishna Rao, former Chief Minister of erstwhile Hyderabad State and former Governor of Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, at his Statue beside GHMC Head Office, Liberty-X-Roads, Tankbund, Hyderabad.

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