Home Minister Amit Shah to kickstart year-long events at Parade Grounds, Secunderabad
NEW DELHI, Sep 3 (The CONNECT) – Union Home Minister Amit Shah will kickstart the year-long Hyderabad Liberation Day celebrations from September 17.
The Union Ministry of Culture will organize the inaugural programme of the commemoration as per the Government’s decision
Amit Shah will be the chief guest at the inaugural programme to be organized at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad. The Ministry of Culture has also invited the Chief Ministers of Telangana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra to attend the inaugural programme.
The year-long commemoration is aimed at paying tribute to all those who gave their livesh for the liberation of Samsthan and its merger with the India Union, an official announcement in the national capital said.
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) which rules the youngest State has earlier announced National Integration Day celebrations marking the entry of Hyderabad into the democratic system, ending years of atrocities.
The next elections to the Telangana State Legislative are schedule for December 2023, but Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao can go for sudden poll as he did during 2018 winning 88 of the 119 seats. BJP managed to win just one seat.
BJP apprehending that KCR might go for a snap poll does not want to take any chances. In fact, the ruling party at the Centre has already blew the poll beagle vowing to end KCR’s dynastic politics.
BJP strategist Amit Shah has been touring the State trying to win over the people.
Hence, it will be interesting to watch BJP with its Telangana Next aggressive drive and TRS’ defence.
The erstwhile state of Hyderabad got its independence from Nizam’s rule on 17th September 1948, more than one year after India secured Independence from the British.
History is replete with illustrations of struggles in the entire freedom movement including the struggle of Ramji Gond against the British; the fight of Komaram Bheem; the valour of Turrebaz Khan in 1857 who wanted to hoist the Indian national flag on the residence of the British Resident Commissioner at Koti in Hyderabad city.
The struggle became vociferous after Indian independence.With the spontaneous participation of people chanting Vande Matram and with the demand of the merger of the samsthan into the Indian union, the struggle transformed itself into a massive people's movement.
The liberation of Hyderabad was possible due to the swift and timely action by first Minister of Home Affairs of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel under Operation Polo.
The state of Hyderabad under the Nizam included the whole of current day Telangana, the Marathwada region in Maharashtra that included the districts of Aurangabad, Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani and districts of Kalaburagi ,Bellary Raichur ,Yadgir, Koppal, Vijayanagara and Bidar in current day Karnataka.
The state governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka officially observe September 17 as the Liberation Day.
It will be interesting to watch the political plays in these celebrations.