Statehood Day of Telangana
- 03 Jun 2020
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The Prime Minister of India greeted the people of Telangana on Statehood Day (2nd June).
- On 2nd June, 2014 the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh was separated and 29th state Telangana was created with Hyderabad as its capital.
- The Andhra State Act (1953) formed the first linguistic state of India, known as the state of Andhra, by taking out the Telugu speaking areas from the State of Madras (now Tamil Nadu).
- The States Reorganisation Act (1956) merged the Telugu-speaking areas of Hyderabad state with the Andhra state to create the enlarged Andhra Pradesh state.
- The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (2014) bifurcated Andhra Pradesh into two separate states, namely, the Andhra Pradesh (residuary) and the Telangana.
- Four icons of Telangana are:
- State Bird - Palapitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay).
- State Animal - Jinka (Deer).
- State Tree - Jammi Chettu (Prosopis Cineraria).
- State Flower - Tangedu (Tanner’s Cassia).
- These icons reflect the culture and tradition of Telangana state and three of them - Tangedu flowers, Palapitta and Jammi Chettu are associated with the popular festivals of Bathukamma and Dasara, while Jinka reflects the mindset of the people of Telangana as it is very sensitive and innocent.