Telanganites to mark their Formation Day in Auckland

On June 2, 2018 at 1030 am at Western Spring Community Centre

Venkat Raman, Auckland, May 19, 2018

People of Telangana will celebrate their Fifth Formation Day (and Fourth Anniversary) from 1030 am on June 2, 2018 at Western Spring Community Centre, 956 Great New North Road, Western Springs in Auckland.

The event, organised by the Telangana Jagruthi New Zealand Executive Committee is for invitees only. President Jyothi Muddam said that the Programme will include speeches, cultural shows and lunch.

About Telangana Jagruthi

She said that Telangana Jagruthi New Zealand was established last year (May 27, 2017) on the initiative of Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Member of Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao and appointed Jyothi as the President.

Kavitha is known for many bold initiatives and a key personality in promoting investments in to the State of Telangana. She has worldwide following.

“The Association has been established to promote Telugu language and culture and bring together the people of Telangana in New Zealand. The Association also takes up problems and challenges faced by our women,” Jyothi said.

Progressive State

The State of Telangana was formed on June 2, 2014 after 60 years of struggle and it now stands as the Number 1 State in India in all aspects, she said.

“Located at the Centre-South stretch of the Indian Peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau, Telangana is the 12th largest and most populated State in India with a geographical area of 112,077 kms. As per 2011 census, the population of the State was 350 million,” Jyothi said.

According to available figures, Telangana’s Gross Domestic Product during the current financial year (2018-2019) is expected to reach US$ 130 billion, the eighth largest in India. The State economy is expected to grow at 10.4% with per capita income of US$ 2700.

Services dominate

The Services Sector continues to the largest in the State economy, accounting for 65%, followed by Agriculture (18%) and Industry 16%.

However, Agriculture has the largest labour force at 55.6%, while the Services Sector has only 26.6%, indicating the high level of technology being used. The State’s Industrial sector has only 17.8% of the total workforce.

Rice is the major food crop and staple food of Telangana. Other important crops include tobacco, mango, cotton and sugarcane.

Telangana is blessed with good water resources with the Godavari and Krishna Rivers flowing through, along with smaller Rivers such as Tungabhadra, Bima, Dindi, Kinnerasani, Manjeera, Manair, Penganga, Pranahitha, Peddavagu and Taliperu.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, built across the Krishan River is the biggest in the world.

‘Promise’ fulfilled

Telangana was ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It joined the Union of India in 1948 after an Indian military invasion.

The ‘Promise’ of a separate State for the people of the Telangana goes back to August 15, 1947 when India became independent. The ‘Promise’ was not fulfilled even in 1957 when the ‘Linguistic Reorganisation of States’ was implemented.

Since then, the people of Telangana have been demanding delivery of that ‘Promise’ peacefully. It became a reality in February 2014, one of the major acts of the outgoing government of Dr Manmohan Singh. Telangana is an independent State today with Hyderabad as the Capital.

Andhra Pradesh (AP) continues as an independent State sharing Hyderabad as the Capital.

The promulgation of a Statute declaring Telangana as an independent State provided for such sharing for ten years. ‘Telangana Formation Day’ is therefore a very important and emotional event for the people of Telangana.

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