Warangal: TRS party cadre observed the 12th anniversary of ‘Deeksha Divas’ remembering the fast-unto-death agitation launched by Chief Minister and TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao on November 29, 2009, here on Monday. TRS leader and former corporator Jorika Ramesh and several others offered floral tribute to the ‘Deeksha Divas pylon’ set up on the premises of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) office here.
Speaking on the occasion, Jorika Ramesh said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s hunger strike had forced the then UPA government to announce the formation of the Telangana State, and added that the pylon had been set up on the premises of the GWMC to commemorate the event every year. “The fast-unto-death taken up by K Chandrashekhar Rao eventually paved the way for the formation of Telangana State. It is an unprecedented event which turned the course of the Telangana Statehood movement forever,” he added.
Corporator Devarakonda Vijaya Surender, party activists Malakummari Parusharamulu, Nayeemoddin, Bhairapaka Prashanth, Polapally Rammurthy, Kodakandla Sadant, Kandula Srujan, later Vijay, Vasu, Sukumar, Raju, Mahesh and others participated in the programme. Meanwhile, the Deeksha Divas was observed by TRS rank and file at several other places in the erstwhile Warangal district.
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