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12th anniversary of Deeksha Divas observed in Khammam

Published: 29th Nov 2021 8:00 pm

Khammam: TRS party cadre across erstwhile Khammam celebrated the 12th anniversary of ‘Deeksha Divas’ remembering the fast-unto-death launched by Chief Minister and TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao on November 29, 2009. At a programme held at party district headquarters here on Monday, the party leaders performed ‘palabhishekam’ to the Chief Minister’s portrait and distributed fruits to patients at the District Hospital under the aegis of TRS Youth wing.

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Speaking on the occasion, SUDA chairman Bachu Vijay Kumar and district party office in-charge Gundala Krishna said the fast-unto-death by the TRS supremo was an unprecedented event that turned the course of statehood movement leading to the creation of Telangana State. November 29, 2009 was the day that changed the course of Telangana’s history and the celebrations were being celebrated across the world in recognition of the spirit, sacrifices and struggles of the statehood martyrs, they said.

The leaders recalled that Chandrashekhar Rao who took up a hunger strike at Alganoor village near Siddipet demanding a separate Telangana State was shifted to Khammam prison triggering huge public uproar in the region. Entire population of the region stood by the TRS chief mounting pressure on the Centre, they noted. The leaders also paid tributes to Telangana ideologue Prof K Jayashankar, Naini Narsimha Reddy, Solipeta Ramalingareddy, Nomula Narsimhaiah and others who fought for the cause.

Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar said, “People in Telangana are fortunate to have a great statesman like Chandrashekhar Rao as the Chief Minister, an inspiration for future generations, working tirelessly for the progress of the State. Mayor K Neeraja, TRS Youth wing president Ch Krishna Chaithanya, corporators Danda Jyoti Reddy, Kannam Vaishnavi Prasanna, OBC Association leader Sk Sakeena and others were present.

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