Telangana has moved from despair to hope — KCR

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has warned people in his state to be alert against “disruptive forces” out to undermine the government and its work.

After a ceremonial parade to mark the fourth anniversary of Telangana state’s formation, at Secunderabad Parade Grounds, KCR recounted the various achievements of his government during the last four years as part of the mission to realise the dream of “Bangaru Telangana” (Golden Telangana).

Expressing his satisfaction over progress the state had made in different sectors, KCR asked the people to rededicate themselves to work and make Telangana a state which would give new direction to the country.

He however, said there were disruptive forces working against the state.

“These are the same forces that tried hard to create hurdles in the way of the formation of the state, but we have proved that if we are determined we can overcome any challenge,” KCR said,

KCR who also paid tributes at the Martyrs Memorial near the state assembly, hoisted the national flag and took salute from the various wings of the state police.

Delivering the customary address, KCR said over the past four years Telangana had come a long way from being steeped in despair to a state filled with hope.

“Telangana today has become a destination for officials and elected representatives from other states to study Telangana model and replicate its schemes and programs in their states”, he said. “What we have achieved in four years is a matter of pride for the people of Telangana”, he said.

Recalling the nearly six-decades long struggle that resulted in bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and carving out of Telangana, KCR paid tribute to the people who laid down their lives for the state’s cause.

“Our philosophy is based on creating wealth, which we have proved by achieving 21 per cent economic growth rate. This wealth must be used to improve the lives of the people and empower them financially,” he said.

Outlining various measures taken by the government to uplift and empower the farmers including irrigation projects such as Kaleshwaram, KCR said he was even more inspired today to serve the farmers.

He said under a new initiative the state government has introduced Rs500,000 (Dh27,402) insurance for every farmer without taking a single rupee.

“My dream is to see the farmers free from the clutches of debt,” he said, adding that the Rythy Bandhu cash incentive scheme had brought smiles to the faces of farmers.

Hyderabad and all other district headquarters were decked up on the state formation day. Charminar, Golconda, state assembly building and various other landmarks in the city were illuminated with colourful lights.

In addition to the official celebrations all the political parties also celebrated the day by hoisting national flag at their party offices.

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