Mass singing of the national anthem by the Telangana Rashtra Samoohika Geeta Alapana (state government) on Tuesday evoked energy and patriotism in the city.
Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsavalu celebrations were held at 11.30 am in different parts of the city, including traffic junctions, schools, government offices, and markets.
People gathered before 11 am in parks and open spaces with the tricolour in hand and participated in the Telangana Rashtra Samoohika Jateeya Geeta Alapana at 11.30 am.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao led the mass singing of the National Anthem at Abids GPO circle. From 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, traffic restrictions were in place.
Prior to the singing of the national anthem at Abids, a siren alerted people to stand up and participate.
Trains and metro stations in Hyderabad stopped for a minute at 11.30 am to play the national anthem.
As part of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, the Telangana government invited people to participate in a mass recitation of the National Anthem across the state.
During the recital of the national anthem, all offices, educational institutions, public and private establishments, shopping malls, cinema theatres, and even traffic were halted.
Keshava Rao, speaking on the occasion, stated that the State Government was organizing the Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsavalu in grand style.
There would be Kavi sammelans, folk artist performances, and Mushairas at Ravindra Bharati and other locations, as well as blood donation camps across the state with a minimum of 75 donors on Wednesday, he said.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in addition to these programs, there will be rangoli competitions, freedom sports and games competitions, and fruit and sweets distribution. The Vajrotsavalu would conclude on Monday with a grand event at the city’s LB Stadium, he said.
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