At the strike of midnight tonight, the 29th state of Indian Union, Telangana will be born after almost 60 years of its merger with the Andhra state in 1956 and years of struggle to separate from that unwanted and mismatch bonding forced on them.
The barbed wires and road blocks at the Assembly, the Secretariat and Raj Bhavan which were seen for over three years, have finally disappeared.
Instead, pink flags, hoardings, festoons and flexes are seen all over the Nizam’s town on the occasion.
Enthusiastic TRS workers and Telangana admirers commenced festivities across the thoroughfares and colonies raising slogan ‘Jai Telangana ‘.
The TRS headquarters in Banjara Hills has become a beehive of activity with party men busy in forming the new government, selecting cabinet ministers and others.
Special celebrations are on the cards at Osmania University from where two student leaders have become MP and MLA and at Kakatiya campus at Warangal.