TRS Govt to celebrate Telangana Integration day on Sep 17th

On 3 September, the State Cabinet decided to make a grand celebration of the diamond jubilee year for three days on September 16, 17 and 18 this year.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Sep 2022 2:14 PM GMT
TRS Govt to celebrate Telangana Integration day on Sep 17th

Hyderabad: Marking the 75th anniversary of the evolution of the Telangana society from the monarchy system to the democratic system on 17 September, the State government will observe 'Telangana National Integration Day.

On 3 September, the State Cabinet decided to make a grand celebration of the diamond jubilee year for three days on September 16, 17 and 18 this year. The closing ceremony of the diamond jubilee year will be organised for three days on September 16, 17 and 18 in 2023.

As a part of the celebrations, on 16 September, a mass rally will be organized coordinating with students, youth and women in all the constituencies. On 17 September, Chief Minister KCR will inaugurate the national flag in the public garden and give a public speech. On the same day, Ministers in all the districts, and public representatives in all government offices in Municipality and Panchayat Centers will hoist the national flag.

In the afternoon, Banjara and Adivasi Bhavan constructed for the SC and ST communities in Banjara Hills will be inaugurated, followed by a huge rally from necklace road to NTR stadium via the Ambedkar statue. Later, a public meeting will be held by the Chief Minister.

On 18 September, Freedom fighters from the state will be honoured. Cabinet decided to identify poets, artists and other eminent personalities who were torchbearers of Telangana's culture and traditions, and felicitate. There will be cultural programmes organised to reflect Telangana's spirit of freedom fight.

In a letter to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi suggested that the state government mark the occasion as "National Integration Day."

"As you are aware, 17 September marks the date when the erstwhile state of Hyderabad finally merged with the Union of India. This date marks the end of indirect colonial and feudal rule for the people of these territories. This day must be a celebration of the struggles of people of erstwhile Hyderabad against both British colonialism as well as the feudal autocratic rule of Nizams," he wrote in his letter to the CM.

Mr. Owaisi said the Hindus and Muslims of erstwhile Hyderabad state were advocates of a united India under a democratic, secular, and republican government. "This is also reflected in the Sunderlal Committee report. The committee was appointed by the government of India to report on the situation after the merger of Hyderabad," he pointed out.

The committee also found that mass violence was committed against common Muslims living in these territories.

Mr. Owaisi suggested a befitting celebration be organised at University Women's College, Koti. The building was once the British Residency and was subject to a daring attack by Maulvi Alauddin and Turrebaz Khan on 17 July 1857.

Maulvi Alauddin was the first prisoner of Kaala Paani (Andaman Cellular Jail) and Turrebaz Khan was perhaps one of the first martyrs of India's War of Independence.

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