Rama Krishna Sangem
Chief Minister and BRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurated Telangana formation’s 21 day long 10th anniversary celebrations at Secretariat in Hyderabad on June 2, Friday, by listing out achievements of his government in the last 9 years. KCR promised to do more development in the state in the coming years. Telangana was formed on June 2, 2014, after decades long people’s agitations.
KCR began the day paying floral tributes to martyrs who laid down their lives for the state formation since 1969 and later kicked off official celebrations at newly built Dr BR Ambedkar secretariat. He took the salute of police forces and unfurled the national flag. All the top officials and many political leaders attended the ceremony. Ministers and important leaders participated in celebrations at all 33 districts of the state.
From closed chapter to rewriting history
“I feel fortunate enough to lead the Telangana state formation struggle since 2001 and also serve as CM for nine years in two terms in the assembly. This is a rare privilege I got. Though people have been expressing their strong wish for a separate Telangana since 1956 when this Hyderabad region was merged into Andhra Pradesh, the then rulers of Delhi ignored it,” recalled KCR.
“I started TRS (now BRS) at a time when everyone thought that the issue of Telangana formation was a closed chapter. But, with the support of people, I could achieve not only Telangana state but also tremendous growth on all fronts. On June 2, 2014 when I first took oath as CM of Telangana, I told everyone that this newest state would soon become a role model for the entire country. That has come true now,” said CM KCR.
In his 90 page long prepared speech, CM KCR elaborated growth and achievements in every field – right from power to agriculture, from irrigation to welfare, from infrastructure to industries and IT and from good governance to health and education. KCR reeled out statistics and data, to prove that Telangana is much ahead of most of big and prosperous states on growth indices, from per capita income to GSDP and jobs and investments.
BRS MPs J Santosh Kumar, Nama Nageswara Rao, Chief Secretary Santi Kumari, IAS, DGP Anjani Kumar,IPS, Chief adviser to CM Somesh Kumar, IAS (Retd), BRS MLC K Kavitha, tennis player Sania Mirza, KCR’s grandson Himanshu, Information and Public Relations (I&PR) special commissioner K Ashok Reddy, IAS and I&PR director Rajamouli were among those present on the occasion.
The state government will be celebrating the 10th year of Telangana formation ore the next 21 days, till June 23, with various themes, one a day. All spheres of development and welfare will be highlighted during the three weeks. People of all walks of life will be involved in the celebrations. CM KCR will launch several new schemes like distribution of financial help to artisans and Podu land pattas to tribals etc, during the weeks.