State Formation Day fete on Nov. 1

After observing Nava Nirmana Deeksha for five long years, Andhra Pradesh will be celebrating its Formation Day again on November 1. The State is making arrangements to celebrate the day in a befitting manner. The State-level celebrations will be organised at Tummalapalli Kshetrayya Kalakshetram here, and at all district headquarters of all the districts.

According to information, the State government has decided to go ahead following clearance from the Union Home Ministry. The Home Ministry is learnt to have said that the mother States can celebrate their original formation days.

This is the first time that Formation Day is being celebrated after combined Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated in 2014. The TDP which came to power in 2014, had initially decided to observe Formation Day on June 2, the appointed day.

Honouring tyagis

There were speculations that the celebrations would be organised on June 8 as the Chandrababu Naidu-led government took oath on that day. But, as the residual State formally came into being on June 2 itself, the then Cabinet decided to celebrate on June 2. But, later had organised the Nava Nirmana Deeksha, a vow for reconstruction. The deeksha used to conclude with Maha Sankalpam, rededication.

The government plans to felicitate freedom fighters from the State. Also, the people who took part in agitation for separate State for Telugus. The government will also felicitate the people who have strived for the development of the Telugu language and culture, and sportsmen who excelled in their respective fields.

Chief Secretary L. V.Subrahmanyam on Monday asked the officials to prepare a list of the eligible candidates in those categories. A sub-committee to organise cultural programmes and another sub-committee for awards are being constituted.

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Printable version | Nov 23, 2020 7:53:30 PM |

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