Members of Telangana Archaka Samakhya (Temples' Priests Association) performed special pujas at as many as 12,254 temples across Telangana.
Hyderabad: As Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao turned 63 today, special pujas were held at temples and important religious places across the state even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to him on Twitter.
Members of Telangana Archaka Samakhya (Temples' Priests Association) performed special pujas at as many as 12,254 temples across the state seeking blessings of the Almighty for the CM, said Upendra Sharma, working president of the outfit.
"We performed pujas in all the temples for the health and wealth of the CM for his efforts in developing the state," Sharma said.
A cake weighing 63 kilograms was cut by Ministers Mohammad Ali and Nayani Narasimha Reddy and TRS MP Kavitha at TRS party office amid senior leaders and party workers.
“Warm birthday wishes to Telangana CM Shri K Chandrashekar Rao Garu. May he be blessed with a long life and good health," Modi tweeted.
Modi conveyed his birthday greetings to the CM over phone, who in turn thanked the PM, a CMO official said.
KCR's son and Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao tweeted, "To the greatest son of Telangana, a peerless leader & a fearless fighter…proud that he is my father. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Dad."
Though party workers and many people are celebrating KCR’s birthday, the CM wants it to remain a low key affair. He will today formally launch the 'Janahita', a programme aimed at interacting with a cross section of people, the official said.
"The first meeting of 'Janahita' will be with the kin of deceased journalists at Pragati Bhavan (the official residence of KCR). The CM would offer financial help to families from the Rs 10 crore fund allotted to journalists' welfare," the official said.
Meanwhile, Telangana Jagruthi an organization run by KCR’s daughter and MP Kavitha held a special painting exhibition at Telangana Bhawan on Rao's achievements, Vice President of TJ, Mede Rajeev said.
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Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday offered gold ornaments worth Rs 5.59 crore to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala temple, drawing criticism from the Opposition that questioned how public money can be spent for fulfilling his personal vows.
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will allow its students suffering from Type-1 diabetes and appearing for board exams for the Class X and Class XII to carry eatables while coming to examination centres.