Telangana to celebrate National Integration Day for 3 days
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The Telangana government on 3 September 2022 announced that September 17 will be celebrated as the Telangana National Integration Day. Celebrations will be conducted officially across the state for three days from September 16 to 18.
Telangana Liberation Day is observed on 17 September to mark the popular rebellion against the ruler of Hyderabad, Nizam after Independence. It subsequently led to the Police action by India, code named ‘operation polo in 1948 and the Hyderabad princely state was merged with India.
Telangana is considered to be the successor state of Hyderabad princely state.
Controversy over Telangana Liberation Day
The Central government announced that it will conduct ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ this year on September 17, 2022.
In response, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on 3 September 2022 wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao demanding that the celebrations of Hyderabad Liberation Day should instead be celebrated under the title of National Integration Day.
It was agreed to by the Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao who doesn't have a good relationship with the BJP led Central Government.
It was the 29th state (now there are 28 states in India) to be formed on 2nd June 2014. It was separated from Andhra Pradesh.
The Telangana region was part of the Hyderabad state from Sept 17th 1948 to Nov 1st 1956, until it was merged with Andhra state to form the Andhra Pradesh state.
Governor: Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
Four icons of the State:
- The State Bird - Palapitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay).
- The State Animal - Jinka (Deer).
- The State Tree - Jammi Chettu (Prosopis Cineraria).
- The State Flower - Tangedu (Tanner’s Cassia).
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