Telangana Formation Day: How a new state came to existence on June 2
Telangana : Telangana as a state came to existence officially on June 2 and it is celebrated as Telangana Formation Day across the nation. It has been six years since the state was formed under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of Parliament in 2014.
Here is how it became a state and shared capital with Andra Pradesh.
On February 8, 2014, the Telangana Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha with support from the Congress and BJP. The Telangana bill was passed by Rajya Sabha with the support of the BJP and other opposition parties. The bill then received the assent of the President and was published in the gazette on March 1, 2014. On March 4, 2014, the Government of India declared June 2, 2014 as the Telangana Formation Day.
Since then, people of India and the state celebrate it as its birthday.
Every year, the national flag is hoisted in the state to mark the day and the celebrations are grand, unlike this year when everything has been low key in wake of coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns across different regions.
In 2019, Telangana Chief Minister and TSR chief K Chandrashekhar Rao celebrated the Telangana Foundation Day by paying tributes at the memorial of Telangana martyrs on the road opposite public gardens and unfurled the national flag at the venue. CM Rao was also given the guard of honour by an armed police contingent.
On Telangana Formation Day, the state also awards its citizens for exemplary contribution in various fields like science, art, and literature but this year this event too will remain affected due to coronavirus outbreak.