State Formation Day to miss splendour of past
The grand gala time of the previous years associated with the State Formation Day celebrations will be missing on Sunday as the government has decided to make it a simple affair in the confines of Public Gardens here and headquarters of the 33 districts.
There were two reasons for the government to observe restraint, one the extended spell of election code on account of polls to rural local bodies up to June 8 and, two, the heat wave conditions forcing postponement of reopening of schools. It was felt no celebrations were complete without the participation of school children. In summary, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will pay tributes to the Martyrs’ Memorial at Gun Park and proceed to the Public Gardens on the other side of the road to unfurl the national flag to the accompaniment of police band and deliver his address.