Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao attended the 545th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak at Exhibition Grounds in Hyderabad. Speaking in the event, KCR announced to allot 3 acres of land in Hyderabad to the Sikh community to build the biggest
Gurudwara in South India, along with a personal contribution of Rs. 1.16 Lakh.
KCR recognized the participation of Sikhs in the Telangana movement. He said, Sardar Ravinder Singh, Mayor of Karimnagar, is the best example of Sikh’s participation in the state formation movement, who called up thousands of Sikhs to participate in the struggle.
KCR also announced to extend ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme to Sikhs in the state, which offers Rs. 51,000 help in marriage of poor SC and ST girls.
KCR announced Rs. 1 Crore to build a community centre for Sikhs. KCR also pronounced to declare Guru Nanak Jayanthi in the state as a public holiday from next year.