HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to observe June 2, the day the State was split into two, as Nava Nirmana Deeksha Day every year. It issued orders in this regard on Monday. Earlier, it was thought June 2 would be observed as ‘Nava Nirmana Deeksha Day’ only this year but the State government has now decided to observe it every year. According to sources, the government wants to use the occasion every year to highlight the ‘injustice’ caused to the State by the Congress. The State government is organising deekshas on June 2 at district and mandal headquarters. Ministers and public representatives will hit the streets to tell the people the injustice done to the State.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has asked government employees, teachers, students and people to rededicate themselves to the development of the State. As part of the deeksha, rallies would be taken out in villages and towns following which a ‘Nava Ni rmana Deeksha’ pledge would be administered. From June 3 to 7, an awareness drive would also be undertaken in five campaign modes in the State - for poverty alleviation, promotion of education and skill development besides cleanliness and improvement in health parameters as also promotion of greenery and water conservation. The campaigns will be followed by a meeting at Mangalagiri on June 8 .