The Telangana government will organise iftar parties at several places across Telangana on June 26, including at about 100 places in the State capital.
The decision was taken at a review meeting held by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao here on Tuesday on organising iftar parties officially. He directed the officials to distribute a pair of new clothes to 2 lakh poor Muslim families. Besides, new clothes would also be distributed among the inmates of orphanages and madrassas.
Asking the officials to make necessary arrangements for celebrating Ramzan at ‘idgahs’ and mosques on a grand scale, the Chief Minister said that the main official iftar party would be held at the Nizam College grounds on June 26 after the evening prayers. Deputy Chief Minister Md. Mahamood Ali, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, Principal Secretary (CMO) S. Narsing Rao, senior IPS officer A.K. Khan, Secretary (Minorities Welfare) S. Omar Jaleel, Special Secretary (MO) K. Bhoopal Reddy and others attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to invite all the elected representatives, important personalities in various fields, religious leaders, diplomats and consuls to the official iftar party. Further, he told the officials to organise official iftar parties in districts too with District Collectors acting as coordinators.
On distribution of clothes to the poor among Muslims, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao directed the officials to carry out the exercise at 100 places in Hyderabad and in 95 Assembly constituencies outside Hyderabad from June 17 to 22. Reviewing education, employment and other programmes taken up for Muslims and other minorities, he instructed the officials to enquire into the status of land distributed to 3 lakh minorities so that they could be made useful for the beneficiaries.