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TS to spend Rs 16 Cr for Ramzan festivities

Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 05:17 PM
The State government is celebrating the holy Ramzan festival across Telangana and offers Ifthar party to Muslim brethren on June 26, Cinematography Minister T Srinivas Yadav has said.

At a high-level review meeting with Masjid committee leaders at the Secretariat on Thursday, Srinivas said Rs 16 crore was being spent for the festivities, including Rs 12 crore for distributing clothes for six lakh persons and to conduct Ifthar parties in all the selected mosques. Ifthar party will be hosted at 195 mosques in the State, including 100 in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Unlike other States, the Telangana government would be conducting the festival for the second consecutive year and the credit went to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, he added. The government is conducting the festival as a State event and offering Ifthar to the Muslims.

Telangana State Wakf Board Chief Executive Officer Asadullah, Executive Officer Munavar and others were present.

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