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State government postpones changes in State emblem and Telangana Talli statue, unveiling of new state emblem amid row

Telangana Government Postpones Changes in State Emblem IMAGE

Telangana Government Postpones Changes in State Emblem IMAGE

Hyderabad: Faced with fierce criticism from different sections of people and main opposition Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the State government has postponed the plans to make changes in the State emblem and Telangana Talli statue

Initially, the State government had planned to unveil the new emblem, Telangana Talli statue and Telangana State song on June 2 as part of the Telangana Formation Day celebrations.

Faced with fierce criticism from different sections of people and main opposition Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the State government has postponed the plans to make changes in the State emblem and Telangana Talli statue.

Initially, the State government had planned to unveil the new emblem, Telangana Talli statue and Telangana State song on June 2 as part of the Telangana Formation Day celebrations.

However, the decision to release the State song on June 2 and postpone the changes in the State emblem were taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy with representatives from different political parties at Secretariat on Thursday.

The song was written by poet Ande Sri and composed by Oscar winning music director MM Keeravani.

There are two versions of the song – the complete version of the song lasts 13.30 minutes and the shorter version is 2.30 minutes.

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy said as part of rebuilding Telangana, a few decisions, including replacing the TS with TG for vehicle registration number plates, were taken.

This apart, the State government replaced TG in the departmental logos as well.

“Jaya Jayahe Telangana” was declared as State song after cabinet approval. Similarly, a decision was also taken to make changes in the State emblem and Telangana Talli statue.

Already, over 500 designs were submitted by different artists from the State and discussions were still in the initial stages, he said at the meeting. “The issue of finalizing the State emblem and Telangana Talli statue will be discussed in the Assembly and a decision will be taken accordingly. I appeal to the people not to fall prey for false campaigns,” Revanth Reddy said.

Assembly Speaker Gaddam Prasad, Legislative Council Chairman Gutta Sukhender Reddy, cabinet Ministers, former Minister K Jana Reddy, Telangana Jana Samithi founder Kodandaram, poet Ande Sri, ace music director MM Keeravani, CPI MLA Kunamneni Sambasiva Rao, CPI (M) State Secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram and senior officials are participating in the meeting. Bharat Rashtra Samithi, Bharatiya Janata Party and AIMIM parties’ representatives did not participate in the meeting as they were not extended invitation, according to reports.

The decision was taken at a meeting of representatives of different political parties chaired by chief minister Reddy. Notably, representatives of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen skipped the meeting.

Initially, the state government had planned to unveil the new emblem, Telangana Talli statue and Telangana state anthem on June 2 as part of the Telangana formation day celebrations.

Revanth Reddy said his government had taken many initiatives as part of rebuilding of the state.

With regard to the new Telangana emblem, the chief minister said the government had already received around 500 samples from artists. “All the designs are still under discussion and no design has been finalised yet,” Reddy said.

He said a final decision had also not been taken regarding the Telangana Talli statue. “The government will take a final decision on Telangana emblem and Telangana Talli statue only after discussion in the assembly. This would not give any scope to misconceptions and false propaganda,” he said, adding, “The government is preparing an action plan to uphold the Telangana prestige and inspire the future generations.”

What is the state emblem of Telangana?

Telangana’s existing state emblem, formalised by the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), featured images of the Charminar and an arch popularized by the Kakatiya rulers, aiming to showcase the history and composite culture of Hyderabad and Telangana

Who designed the symbol of Telangana state?

Painter Laxman Aelay
 
Painter Laxman Aelay had designed the emblem and it was adopted by the government of K Chandrashekar Rao on June 2, 2014. While the Sarnath Lion Capital, when used in heraldry, must have the words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ written underneath the lion capital, this was initially ignored while making the emblem for Telangana

What is the state fish of Telangana?

Murrel Fish
 
HYDERABAD: Telangana state government has declared ‘Channa Striatus‘ (Murrel Fish) as the state fish. Orders to this effect were issued on Wednesday. The state government had already announced its state animal, bird and other symbols in the past. Now, it has declared Murrel fish as the state fish

What is the state flower of Telangana?

Tanner’s Cassia
 
The state flower of Telangana is Thangedu also known as Tanner’s Cassia. Its botanical name is Senna auriculata, it is mainly found in dry deciduous regions of the Telangana plateau and Sri Lanka. 
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