Governor, CM greets people on Raksha Bandhan festival

Hyderabad: Governor Telangana Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has greeted the people of Telangana on the occasion of the Raksha Bandhan festival.

The Governor, in her message on Thursday, said that the festival symbolizes the great Indian tradition of the eternal bond between brothers and sisters.

“I wish that the thread of love will bind the hearts and lives of all brothers and sisters and make their immortal bond of togetherness stronger. All the brothers shall shower their sisters with lots of affection, care, and protection on this auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan out of love. The Rakhi that is tied on the wrist of the brothers is a sublime symbol of Raksha (protection) for the sisters. Let us all celebrate this Raksha Bandhan in the true spirit of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration. I wish all my brothers and sisters of Telangana a very happy and affectionate Raksha Bandhan,” the Governor said in her message.

In a separate message, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi Festival) which strengthens the sacred spirit of brotherhood in human relations.

CM KCR said that the feeling of the bond of protection that brothers should always offer to their respective sisters is involved in the festival of Rakhi.

The CM said that the festival of Rakhi, which is celebrated every year on the full moon of the month of Shravan with brotherhood and love, is a great tradition in Indian culture since time immemorial. On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, CM KCR hoped that the feeling of brotherhood among the people of the country would spread more and more. (INN)

Governor greets people on ‘Varalakshmi Vratham’

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday greeted the people of Telangana on the auspicious occasion of the “Varalakshmi Vratham”.

“Varalakshmi Vratham is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the one who grants boons (Vara). The Vratha is performed by married women in the State of Telangana for the well-being of all the family members and to get progeny. It is said that praying to Goddess Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to praying to Ashtalakshmi, or the eight goddesses of wealth, earth, learning, love, fame, pleasure, peace, and strength,” the Governor said in her message.

Extending her best wishes to all married women in the State on the auspicious occasion of “Varalakshmi Vratham”, the Governor prayed for the Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings and her bestowing of wealth, earth, learning, love, fame, pleasure, peace, and strength Lakshmi on them, their husbands, and their children.“I convey my best wishes and greetings to you all. I also pray on this auspicious occasion for the divine blessings of the Goddess Lakshmi for the health, prosperity and well-being of all the people in the State,” the Governor added. (INN)

Raj Bhavan begins Har Ghar Tiranga celebrations

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday appealed to the people to gear up for the grand celebration of Har Ghar Tiranga.

The Governor distributed the National Flags to the Raj Bhavan sanitation staff at a special function held at the Raj Bhavan, here.

Referring to the Har Ghar Tiranga initiative, she stated that it would be the right opportunity for all of our country’s people to showcase and celebrate the vibrant democracy of our nation and cherish its 75 years of independence.

On the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan also distributed clothes and other materials to the sanitation staff of the Raj Bhavan and the GHMC sanitation workers who offer their services in and around the Raj Bhavan.

The gesture was in view of the recent flood situation and the suffering caused to the sanitation staff.

The Governor also urged the people to take the precaution dose for COVID-19 as part of the free distribution of the precaution dose being given across the country.

Referring to the ongoing Breastfeeding Week campaign, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan appealed for better awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding for the healthy future of the child and the mother.Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan and other senior officials were present. (INN)

Governor calls for the grand celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday made a fervent appeal for the grand celebrations of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 75 years of Independence.

The Governor has exhorted the people to hoist the National Flags atop their homes from August 13 to 15 as part of the Har Ghar Tiranga initiative as a symbol of our patriotism.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan was speaking at the Raj Bhavan School, where she distributed 75 National Flags to as many students and also handed over five notebooks each to all the students.

“We must celebrate the 75 years of Independence with great pride, honour, and happiness. Ours is the largest democracy in the world and we must take pride in it,” she said.

The Governor also appealed to the people to post the tricolour as their profile pic on their social media platforms.

She stated that as part of the 75 years of Independence, the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Telangana, will organise 75 medical camps and an equal number of blood donation camps in the State.

Similarly, Online competitions will also be conducted for the students and prizes will be given to 75 students.

Earlier, the Governor visited the classrooms in the Raj Bhavan school and greeted and interacted with the students, who were visibly joyous to interact with the Governor.

The Bharat Seva Ashram representatives, who sponsored the notebooks for distribution among the students, were also present. (INN)

Raj Bhavan celebrates Bonalu festival

Hyderabad: Hon’ble Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has offered traditional Bonam and took part in the Ashadamasam Bonalu celebrations at the Raj Bhavan temple, here, on Saturday.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, carrying the traditional bonam on her head, came in a procession joined by the Raj Bhavan pariwar members from her official residence to the temple.

The Governor offered Bonam to the presiding deity Nalla Pochamma at the Raj Bhavan temple and performed puja.

The Raj Bhavan wore a festive look, while the Telangana Bonalu folk songs rented the air inside the sprawling Raj Bhavan complex.

“Due to the divine blessings of Goddess Mahankali, the Covid-19 pandemic was largely contained. All the people returned to their normal lives, and this year, people are coming to the temples fearlessly to celebrate this Bonalu festival. I prayed for the prosperity and development of our nation and Telangana and the wellbeing of all the people,” she said.

The Governor greeted all the employees and their family members on the occasion.Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan and other senior officials joined the Governor in the Bonalu State festival celebrations in Raj Bhavan. (INN)

Governor lauds blood donors for saving precious lives

Hyderabad: On the occasion of “World Blood Donor Day,” Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan extended her best wishes to all the blood donors, who are unselfishly donating blood to save precious lives, in the State of Telangana and all over the world.

“Blood Donors are the main saviours of millions of lives every year all over the world. Blood donation is a noble, humane, and invaluable act.  The celebration of World Blood Donor Day serves as the right occasion to recognise, salute, and thank the voluntary blood donors for their generous service,” the Governor said in her message on Monday.

The Governor said that this year the slogan for World Blood Donor Day is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”. “I am sure that regular and voluntary blood donations need to be encouraged in the true spirit of the slogan. Donation of blood to those in critical health conditions is a pious act and let us all resolve that there should not be even a single fatality due to the non-availability of blood in Telangana State in particular and elsewhere in the world in general,” the Governor said.“The role of blood donors is greatly appreciated in these challenging circumstances of COVID-19. Great noble souls are coming forward to give blood voluntarily even during the COVID 19 situation to save the lives of children suffering from Thalassemia and Sickle Cell diseases. I once again congratulate, thank and salute all the voluntary blood donors for their exemplary show of humanity and courage displayed and rising to the occasion by donating blood to save many lives,” the Governor added. (INN)

Governor greets volunteers on World Red Cross Day

Hyderabad: On the occasion of World Red Cross Day, Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan extended her warmest greetings to all the Red Cross Volunteers in the State of Telangana and all over the world.

“Every day, they work with people who are in the midst of the most vulnerable times of their lives, whether it is a natural calamity, a disaster, or a pandemic. They are the first responders and frontline ambassadors. This day gives us an opportunity to recognize the incredible work of volunteers who go out and provide selfless humanitarian services even at the risk of their own lives. One must always follow the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality, at all times,” the Governor said in her message.The Governor appreciated every Red Cross Volunteer who did an outstanding service activity during the testing times of COVID-19. She urged all people to go the extra mile to assist their fellow human beings by joining hands with the Red Cross Society. “On the occasion of World Red Cross Day, I wish all the Red Cross volunteers the best of luck in all their selfless service endeavours and fearless duties,” she said. (INN)

Master health checkup camp held at Raj Bhavan

Hyderabad: A special master health checkup camp was held for the benefit of the Raj Bhavan staff and their family members at the Raj Bhavan, here, on Tuesday.

Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan took the initiative to organize this comprehensive health camp to conduct various diagnostic tests for the benefit of the Raj Bhavan pariwar members.

Anguished over the death of a staffer recently due to a sudden cardiac arrest, the Governor took this initiative to offer the master health checkup facility for all the pariwar members at the Raj Bhavan and extend necessary medical help to the needy.

A team of doctors, technicians, and paramedical staff from the ESIC Medical College offered the services at the mega camp.

Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan, Joint Secretary J. Bhavani Shankar and other senior officers were present. (INN)

Governor to interact with the Chencus of Appapur Tribal habitations

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan will be meeting and interacting with the Chenchu people of Appapur village in Nagarkurnool district on Saturday, as a part of her initiative “Nutritional Intervention and overall development of PTGs of select villages”.

Appapur & Bourapur are the two Chenchu habitations among six villages identified for implementing these initiatives. On her tour to the interior village located in Nallamala forests, the Governor will be visiting various institutions, including the health sub-center, tailoring training centre and Ashram school situated in the village.

Later, the Governor will interact with Chenchus and hand over financial assistance for undertaking various development works in Appapur and Bourapur. During her visit, the Governor will also distribute Two-wheeler Ambulances to the sarpanches of Appapur & Bourapur. (INN)

India is proud of indigenous vaccine: Governor

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday said that the country is proud of its indigenous vaccine and the vaccine makers.

“Our country is safe due to the successful vaccination on a massive scale. Our country has registered phenomenal success in vaccine development, production, administration, and its supply to other countries,” she added.

The Governor was speaking at the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Hyderabad chapter event, here.

As part of the FLO event, the Governor honoured the Bharat Biotech‘s Dr. Krishna Ella and Ms. Suchitra Ella for their contribution in coming up with the indigenous vaccine to fight COVID-19.

“I am very happy to felicitate the Ella couple for their tremendous work and successfully producing the COVAXIN against all odds. They were successful in overcoming criticism, hurdles, and cynicism in the process of making the country’s indigenous vaccine,” she added.

The Governor stated that India came a long way from a state of waiting for the vaccine imports from developed countries stage to that of vaccine exporting nation, this is all possible because of the relentless efforts of our scientists and the vaccine manufacturers.

She stated that our country had successfully taken up the world’s largest vaccination drive and had administered more than 180 crore vaccine doses and had also supplied the vaccine doses to around 150 countries across the globe.

On the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan emphasized on the need to promote women’s entrepreneurship and create more opportunities for women to make their own mark in the field of entrepreneurship.

The Governor congratulated the FLO, Hyderabad Chapter, on the successful completion of 20 years and for working for the cause of women empowerment.

FLO, Hyderabad Chapter Chairperson Uma Chigurupati and other senior functionaries of the organization were present. (INN)