Hyderabad, Nov 24: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao moved into his new official residential buildings complex at Begumpet here today. The 'Griha Pravesam' (house warming ceremony) was performed in a traditional way at 5.22 AM, the auspicious 'muhurtham'.
The rituals included 'Vasthu Puja', 'Sudarshana Yagam' and 'Purnahuti'. Telangana Legislative Assembly Speaker S Madhusudanachary, Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, state IT and Municipal Administration Minister and Rao's son K T Rama Rao, Nizamabad MP K Kavitha, who is Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter, and state irrigation minister T Harish Rao were among those present on the occasion.
Religious guru Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamy was also present. The official buildings complex, including the Chief Minister's residence and office; a conference hall and two existing buildings, has been named as Pragathi Bhavan by the state government.
The conference hall, named 'Janahita', will serve as a meeting place for the Chief Minister. In 'Janahita', the CM will interact with various sections of the people, including farmers, workers, employees, artisans and a host of others on policy formulation and on their implementation, a state government release said.
Some media reports said the new posh official residential buildings complex came up on a space of over one lakh square feet, with several facilities and measures, including bullet-proofing of bathrooms.