Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao hoisted the National Flag at the Historic Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad on Independence Day. He addressed the gathering and expressed his disappointment with the progress made in the last 75 years. He blamed the leadership of undivided Andhra Pradesh for neglecting Telangana and causing discrimination.
The Chief Minister then highlighted the development that has taken place in the state over the past decade. He mentioned various initiatives on agriculture, welfare schemes, housing, pensions, and the merger of RTC employees into the government. He also promised to provide a good Pay Revision Commission (PRC) to state government employees, which he had previously mentioned in the Assembly.
The Chief Minister spoke about the proposed Metro project that aims to connect all corners of the city. He referred to a report by NITI Ayog that showed a decrease in poverty in Telangana due to the state government’s policies of increasing wealth and distributing it to the people.
During the event at the Golkonda Fort, 1,200 artists performed various dance forms such as Kolatam, Oggu, Dappulu, Banjara, Koya, Punjabi, Kuchipudi, Sheri Band, Marfa, Dhimsa, and Gussadi. There was also a parade with three contingents participating, including CAR Headquarters (Women), CAR Headquarters (Men), and AP Police Contingent (Men). Bands from different battalions also took part in the parade.