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Grand Memorial to T Martyrs to Come Up Near Hussainsagar

KCR to lay foundation stone for a stupa and park in a 12-acre site on June 2

Published: 04th May 2016 05:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2016 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A huge stupa in memory of Telangana martyrs will come up on the banks of Hussainsagar lake in the city. A memorial park too will be developed there.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will lay the foundation stone for the memorial on June 2, the state formation day.

At a meeting held with officials at his camp office on Tuesday to discuss the arrangements for formation day celebrations, the chief minister said that he would lay the foundation stone for the memorial on the banks of the Hussainsagar. A 12-acre land will be identified for it and a martyrs memorial park also will be developed. Roads and buildings chief engineer Ganapathi Reddy will oversee the construction of the memorial.

Besides the memorial park and stupa, the place will be used to promote Telangana literature and culture. The memorial park should be developed as cultural and literary centre of Telangana. Biographies of Prof Jayashankar and others should also be displayed there. The memorial park will be developed in such a way that visitors can sit and do meditation, KCR said.

Meanwhile, Rao asked the officials to conduct the TS formation day celebrations at all district headquarters and Telangana Bhavan in Delhi in a grand manner. A huge national flag will be hoisted in Secunderabad on June 2.

Boats Club to Make  Way for Memorial?

Hyderabad: Offices of the department of tourism, Buddha Purnima Project Authority, fisheries department's stalls, TSSPDCL section office, Hyderabad Boats Club and part of the parking area of Lumbini Park located on the Tank Bund Road near the Secretariat Road could make way for the proposed Telangana Martyrs Memorial. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will lay the foundation stone for the memorial on June 2, the second anniversary of the Telangana State Formation Day. He is keen that the new memorial be built on war footing. The said offices will be shifted to other places.  Officials sources told Express that a huge stupa would be built at the place where the office of tourism department stands. The proposals are still in a nascent stage and a detailed project report will be prepared only after a series of inspections are conducted by officials of the departments concerned. A team led by roads and buildings department's engineer-in-chief Ganapati Reddy will inspect the proposed locations on Wednesday and take the views of other members so that a detailed plan for the memorial can be drawn. Since it is a decision of the government to construct the memorial, the government offices have to be shifted to other suitable places, they said.



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