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Cabinet Sub-Committee meets to finalise Telangana State emblem, Statue and State Song

HYDERABAD, MARCH 12, 2024: The cabinet sub-committee constituted to finalise the state emblem, statue and state song held its first meeting at Secretariat on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu.  Ministers Tummala Nageswara Rao, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Anasuya Seethakka and Konda Surekha who are the members of the cabinet sub-committee attended the meeting.

Deputy Chief Minister Bhatti Vikramarka reiterated that the emblem should reflect the democratic aspirations of the people and imbibe the culture and traditions of the state.  The symbols of feudalism, autocracy and dictatorship should have no place in the emblem. He also observed that the statue should reflect the common woman of the state.  Regarding the state song, he said that the noted poet Andesri should be invited and explained to take up certain modifications to the “Jaya jaya Hey” song to reflect the contemporary times.  He directed the officials to shortlist eminent artists and intellectuals and explain the concept so that they can come out with designs for the emblem and statue.

Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao said that the state emblem, song and statue should contain those elements that reflect the entire state. Minister Komatireddy Venkatreddy wanted the emblem should contain replicas of Nagarjuna sagar dam and other such important iconic images. Minister Konda Surekha felt that the state emblem should be redesigned without hurting the sentiments of any community or sect and by carrying forward the opinion of majority people.  Similarly the state song should represent all the districts.

Minister Seethakka wanted the statue should be redesigned to reflect the image of Telangana woman depicting the culture and traditional values. Secretary Political Raghunandan Rao, Secretary Tourism and culture Sailaja Ramiyyar, Commissioner I&PR Hanumantha Rao, Director Protocol Arvinder Singh and other officials attended the meeting.


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