Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, fondly known as KCR, has underscored the significance of religious harmony and unity by inaugurating worship places for Hindus, Muslims, and Christians within the DR BR Ambedkar State Secretariat. The event signifies Telangana’s strong message of fostering secularism and upholding the values of inclusivity.
At the inauguration, KCR emphasized the importance of maintaining religious harmony and strengthening the state’s secular fabric. The event held at the state secretariat was attended by Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, state ministers, MPs, MLAs, and other public representatives.
KCR inaugurated the Nalla Pochamma temple for Hindus, a mosque for Muslims, and a Church for Christians. These worship spaces were established to facilitate secretariat employees from respective communities to offer prayers. The event began with a traditional welcome extended to the governor and other dignitaries at the Nalla Pochamma temple.
Both the Chief Minister and the Governor took part in rituals at the Nalla Pochamma temple, including the ‘Chandiyagam’ and ‘Purnahuti’ ceremonies. Subsequently, a special puja was conducted at the adjoining Shiva Temple and Anjaneya Swamy temple within the premises. After the temple inauguration, K Chandrasekhar Rao and the Telangana governor participated in the unveiling of the newly constructed Church.
The Governor and the Chief Minister, alongside public representatives and officials, then entered the church following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. In a symbolic gesture of unity, the Governor cut the cake and presented it to religious leaders and the Chief Minister.
The event continued with a religious program organized at the mosque, in which KCR actively participated in special prayers. Distinguished Muslim leaders, including state minister Mahmood Ali, MP Asaduddin Owaisi, and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, also joined the event, highlighting the significance of the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister KCR emphasized the need for temples, mosques, and churches to be open and reflective of the country’s secular values. He praised Telangana as a role model for the nation, citing the state secretariat’s unique initiative to construct worship places for different communities within the same premises.
KCR expressed his hopes for the ongoing coexistence and harmony among various religious groups in the state. He remarked, “I pray to Allah that there will always be peace.” The Chief Minister’s words underscored the importance of unity and peaceful cohabitation among diverse communities.
The event not only showcased Telangana’s commitment to religious harmony but also exemplified the state’s effort to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and mutual respect among different faiths. In an era of diversity, Telangana stands as an inspiring example of promoting unity while preserving individual identities and beliefs.