Warangal: Telangana formation day was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety in the erstwhile Warangal district on Saturday. Braving the rain, people in good numbers have participated in the celebrations at the police parade grounds in Hanamkonda.
In his address, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, who was the chief guest at the celebrations of the Warangal Urban district at the police parade grounds, has listed out various development projects taken up by the State government and welfare schemes being implemented by the government.
“The schemes being implemented in the State under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashkear Rao are receiving laurels not only from the nation but also from the foreign countries,” he said and added that Telangana had stood at the top place in the development in just four years.
Stating that the several steps are being taken for the development of the Warangal city, which is the second biggest city in the State, Srihari said the veterinary college would work from this academic year. “Foundation stone laid for the construction of the veterinary college on December 11 last year. While Rs 208 crore were sanctioned for the construction of the college buildings, hostels and other facilities, Rs 109 crore were already released for this purpose,” he added. Later, the deputy CM has handed over the awards to those who were selected for the awards by the district administration.
Meanwhile, two video journalists were also given the awards along with three other journalists whose names were announced on Friday as several photo and video journalists expressed their displeasure over the process of selection of the best journalists. Reacting to the protests, District Collector Amrapali Kata said that selection of the awardees had been done by the deputy CM Kadiam. Earlier, Deputy CM Srihari and Chief Secretary SK Joshi, who was the chief guest for the Warangal Rural district celebrations, have paid tribute to the martyrs at Martyrs memorial in Hanamkonda. Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary in Bhupalpally, Tribal welfare minister A Chandulal in Mahabubabad and Government whip Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu in Jangaon attended the celebrations as the chief guests.