Telangana Day
Also calledTelangana Formation Day
Observed byTelangana
TypeState holiday
SignificanceFormation of Telangana in 2014
Date2 June
FrequencyAnnual

Telangana Day commonly known as Telangana Formation Day is a state holiday in the Indian state of Telangana, commemorating the formation of the state of Telangana. It is observed annually on 2 June since 2014.[1] Telangana Day is commonly associated with parades and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of Telangana. The state celebrates the occasion with formal events across the districts. [2][3] The formal event of national flag hoisting by the Chief Minister of Telangana and the ceremonial parade is held at the parade grounds. Celebrations are held in all the 33 districts of the state.

History

The state of Telangana was officially formed on 2 June 2014. Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao was elected as the first chief minister of Telangana, following elections in which the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party secured a majority.[4]

On 1 July 2013, the Congress Working Committee unanimously passed a resolution to recommend the formation of a separate Telangana state. After various stages the bill was placed in the Parliament of India in February 2014.[5] In February 2014, Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed by the Parliament of India for the formation of Telangana state comprising ten districts from north-western Andhra Pradesh.[6] The bill received the assent of the President and published in the gazette on 1 March 2014.[7][8]

Significance

The day marks significance in the state's history for the sustained Telangana movement through the years.

Cultural events

The state sponsors events and celebrations spanning four days. Telangana State Awards for exemplary contribution in different fields are presented at different events. Telangana food festival at hotels, cultural events are held at Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.Batukamma festival or Flower/floral festival is celebrated in October or September.

References

  1. ^ "Telangana to celebrate state formation day tomorrow". Deccan Herald. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Telangana Formation Day Award for TITA". Thehindu.com. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Government departments, institutions observe Telangana Formation Day". Thehindu.com. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ Amarnath K Menon (1 June 2014). "Telangana is born, KCR to take oath as its first CM". The India Today Group. Hyderabad. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Telangana bill passed in Lok Sabha; Congress, BJP come together in favour of new state". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Telangana bill passed by upper house". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  7. ^ "The Andhra Pradesh reorganisation act, 2014" (PDF). Ministry of law and justice, government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Telangana Formation Day". The Hans India.