18 June-2014: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao today held a meeting with AiMiM Leaders and concerned officials on the arrangements in view of Ramazan. KCR on this occasion announced to release Rs. 5 crore for Ramazan arrangements in Hyderabad and other nine districts of Telangana.
The chief minister directed officials to ensure that there is no power cut between 6 PM and 11 PM during the month of Ramazan. It was decided in the meeting to allow Government employees to leave the offices at 4PM during the holy month. The Government permitted hotels and shop owners to do business during night hours in the the month of Ramazan. It was also decided that Rs. 10000 to RS 15000 will be provided to every Mosque of all districts in the state. Malakpet MLA Ahmed Balala on this occasion informed that the
Government will install shades in the historic Makkah Masjid to protect worshipers from rain. Hyderabad MP and MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi, party legislatures Ahmad Pasha Qadri, Ahmad Balala, Jaffar Hussain Meraj, Kausar
Mohiuddin, Altaf Hyder Razvi, GHMC Mayor Majid Hussain, Deputy CM Mahmood Ali, Chairman Minority Abid
Rasool Khan, Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma City police commissioner Mahinder Reddy and other leaders and officials were present in the meeting. Well known “Bathukamma” festival will get state honor along with “Bonalu” across Telangana 10 districts. During a review meeting on Bonalu, Ramzan festivals and Bathukamma at Secretariat here today, Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken a decision to accord state honor to both the festivals.
Addressing a press conference along with Information and Public Relations Commissioner Chandravadan at Secretarait here, Excise Minister Padma Rao said that the government is ready to spend adequate funds for the festivals. KCR is evincing keen interest on visiting temples during the festivals, he said adding that elaborate arrangements are being made to conduct Bathukamma and Bonalu in a grand manner. KCR has directed the officials to provide uninterrupted power supply to temples and mosques. Besides, the government has taken steps to pressin a few medical teams to attend to the devotees as and when necessary who can also get drinking water.