Telangana Formation Day To Be Muted Affair Amid Covid

Hyderabad: Telangana State Formation Day celebrations on June 2 across the State will be a muted affair on account of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. As per the decision taken by the State Cabinet on Sunday, the government has nominated dignitaries to unfurl the national flag in all the districts and issued guidelines for organising the celebrations in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will hoist the national flag in Hyderabad at the State-level function to be held here at 9 am on June 2. The nominated dignitaries including Ministers, Government Whips and others will unfurl the tricolour in their respective districts. As per the established norms, the chief guests will pay floral tributes at the Telangana Martyrs’ Memorials in their respective locations followed by hoisting of the national flag.

In view of the pandemic, a maximum of 10 persons will be allowed for the celebrations besides taking precautionary measures like wearing masks, physical distancing, sanitisation of the venue and also provide sanitizers to all. In addition, the police commissioners/superintendents of police will arrange a contingent of 12 personnel for the National Salute and the Guard of Honour. Further, the district Collectors have been advised against organising any other events like speeches, prize distribution or asset distribution on the occasion.

As per orders issued on Monday, the dignitaries who will unfurl the national flags in the districts on the State Formation Day include Council Chairman Gutha Sukhender Reddy in Nalgonda, Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy in Kamareddy, Council Deputy Chairman Nethi Vidyasagar in Narayanpet, Assembly Deputy Speaker T Padma Rao in Vikarabad, IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao in Rajanna Sircilla, and Finance Minister T Harish Rao in Siddipet.

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