Celebrations Hyderabad Liberation Day 15th to 17th Sept 2022 banner image

Celebrations Hyderabad Liberation Day 15th to 17th Sept 2022

The Ministry of Culture is organising celebrations of “Hyderabad Liberation Day” under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.The main event held at Parade ground, Secunderabad from 7:30 AM.

Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation Shri Amit Shah was the Chief Guest of the program. Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DoNER Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Transport Minister of Karnataka also graced the event.

The Government of India decided to celebrate 75 years of Hyderabad State liberation with yearlong commemoration from 17th September 2022 to 17th September 2023. The 75th year celebrations give us a unique opportunity to celebrate across Telangana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra as a tribute to the valour, resistance and sacrifices made by previous generations. As India became independent in 1947, although 562 princely states announced merger into the Indian Union, there was resistance from the erstwhile state of Hyderabad. On 17th September 1948, under Operation Polo, the entire state got independence due to the efforts of the then Home Minister of India, Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The program aims to highlight the roots of the land of culture, heritage, architectural magnificence, and unsung heroes of the state with cultural and folk performances from the artists across the country. The main attractions of today’s event was Parade by Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces and NCC Cadets, folk performances like Bathukhamma, Gussadi, Lambadi, Thimsa, Dolla Kunitha, Maratha dhol tasha and 75 children in Sardar Patel’s attire. The event also included felicitation of Freedom Fighters who fought for liberation of erstwhile state of Hyderabad and for Indian Independence.

As India celebrates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in 75th year of independence, this event paid rich tribute to the hitherto unsung heroes of Hyderabad Liberation Movement and highlighted one of the most monumental and glorious event in the history of integrating India as one.

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training ( CCRT ), an autonomous organization of Ministry of Culture, brought out Prabhat Pheries / Rallies in the city in which 1000 children of 3 different Kendriya Vidyalayas participated with full enthusiasm. The day started with hoisting of National Flag Tiranga by Rishi Vashist, Director CCRT at Regional Centre Hyderabad with Freedom Fighters and Staff of the Centre.