Telangana Formation Day is observed every year by the people of the Telangana State on June 2nd. Also known as Telangana Day, it commemorates the formation of Telangana as an independent state. The day has been observed since 2014 when the state was finally created after being separated from Andhra Pradesh. There is a mandatory public holiday on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day and all government offices and schools remain closed on this day. For more details on Telangana Formation Day 2023 such as its celebration, history, theme, etc, keep reading this article.
Telangana Formation Day 2023 Date
Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Telangana Formation Day for the upcoming 5 years.
|Telangana Formation Day 2023||June 2, 2023||Friday|
|Telangana Formation Day 2024||June 2, 2024||Sunday|
|Telangana Formation Day 2025||June 2, 2025||Monday|
|Telangana Formation Day 2026||June 2, 2026||Tuesday|
|Telangana Formation Day 2027||June 2, 2027||Wednesday|
Telangana Formation Day 2023 Overview
|Event||Telangana Formation Day 2023|
|Other names||Telangana Day|
|Date||June 2, 2023|
|Declared by||Government of India|
|Observed by||Telangana State|
|Purpose of celebration||To commemorate the formation of the state of Telangana in 2014.|
Significance of Telangana Formation Day
Telangana became an independent state followed by years and decades of struggle and its formation signifies the victory of the Telangana movement. The first seed for the formation of Telangana as a separate state was sown first in 1955, around the same time as the state of Andhra was formed. More than 50 years after the movement began, the struggle of the activists came to an end on June 2, 2014, and the Government of India finally decided to give the state of Telangana a new identity. Thus, Telangana Formation Day came into existence which commemorates the official separation of Telangana from the state of Andhra Pradesh and also celebrates the new identity of the state and its people.
Telangana Formation Day History
The Congress Working Committee unanimously passed a resolution recommending the formation of Telangana as a separate state on 1 July 2013. The bill was passed through various stages and finally, it reached the Parliament of India in February 2014. The bill, known as Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, asked for the formation of Telangana state that would comprise of ten districts from north-western Andhra Pradesh. On 1 March 2014, the bill received the assent of the President and got published in the gazette. Following the adoption of the bill, the state of Telangana was officially formed on 2 June 2014 with Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Raoas the first chief minister of the state.
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Celebration of Telangana Formation Day
Every year, Telangana Day is celebrated with government-organized events such as parades, political speeches and ceremonies held in the honor of the culture and history of Telangana State. Many other public and private events celebrating the traditions of Telangana are also organized across all districts of the state. There is a formal event of national flag hoisting by the Chief Minister of Telangana and Telangana State Awards for exemplary contribution in different fields is also presented. Other events such as food festivals, cultural activities, kavi sammelans, etc are organized at district levels. Celebration of Telangana Formation Day is also carried out in schools and educational institutions where children are taught about the grand history, culture and Telangana movement. To mark the day, the state is bathed with a pink glow on all prominent buildings, monuments, and architectural splendors. As an individual, you can participate in different activities to celebrate the day and try to learn more about the history of the glorious state.
Some Fun Facts about Telangana State
Check out some interesting facts about Telangana State this Telangana Formation Day:
- On June 2, 2014, Telangana became the 29th state of the country.
- The city of Hyderabad was declared to serve as the joint capital of Telangana and the remaining Andhra Pradesh for up to ten years at least.
- The demand for the creation of Telangana is as old as the state of Andhra Pradesh, which was formed in 1956.
- Telangana is popular among tourists with destinations like Warangal Fort, Charminar, Ramappa Temple, Taj Falaknuma Palace, etc.
- 77% of the people in Telangana speak Telugu, 12% speak Urdu and 11% speak other languages.
- Telangana state is surrounded by two major south Indian rivers, Krishna and Godavari.
- Tennis star, Sania Mirza was appointed the brand ambassador of the Telangana Government in 2018.
- PV Narasimha Rao, Zakir Husain, PV Sindhu, Mohammad Azharuddin and Shabana Azmi are some famous personalities hailing from TS.
Frequently Asked Questions
June 2 every year
Telangana Formation Day is celebrated without any theme.