Shiva Joshi, Pune
After avoiding celebrating the 73rd Republic Day, Telangana hoists the flag in Raj Bhawan on the orders of the High Court, to observe this National event at any cost with Central guidelines.
The Government of the State tried to avoid the occasion on the pretext of Covid guidelines and safeguards, however, after the disposal of a case motioned by K. Srinivas, an activist and a businessman from Hyderabad, who moved the court to order the State to celebrate the National occasion in its full spirit, henceforth, the court ordered the day to take place wherever the government finds convenient, however according to tradition and guidelines by the Ministry of Defence.
Hasty arrangements were made for the same at Raj Bhawan, which the opposition, mainly the BJP, questioned the government about. Ultimately, Republic Day celebrations took place in the presence of Chief Secretary A. Santhi Kumari, DGP Anjani Kumar, and other senior officials.
The Governor of the State, Tamilisai Soundararajan, addressed the event. At the same time, the Chief Minister and other ministers did not attend the function, which was condemned and criticized in the speech of the Governor. She stated that she’s not just the Governor but also one of the people of the State, as she has a bond with the State since birth, and that regardless of the obstacles ahead, she will lead the State into development, protect the democracy and constitution of Telangana and uphold the State’s “dignity and diversity”.