New Delhi: For the first time since its formation in 2014, the Centre will be celebrating Telangana day on June 2.On Tuesday, the Ministry of Culture said that it wants to ensure that the day is commemorated in a befitting manner.
The event is scheduled to be held at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi from 6.00 pm onwards on 2 June.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest at the program. Union Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Development of North Eastern Region of India (DoNER) G. Kishan Reddy and Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi will also attend the event.
"The program aims to highlight the roots of the land of culture, heritage, architectural magnificence, and unsung heroes of India's youngest state, which is celebrating its eighth anniversary this year," said the Ministry of Culture.
As a part of the program, popular singers from Telangana including Mangali and Vedala Hemachandra will be performing. The event will also witness performances from the school children of Haryana under `Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'. Folk dancers from Telangana and performances by Kathak Kendra Delhi will also showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state.
"As this year marks the 75th year of Independence, the Government of India is celebrating and commemorating India's glorious history, its people, culture, and achievements. The celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on 12th March 2021 and started a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of independence. The commemorations will end post a year on 15th August 2023," said the ministry.