Bicentenary celebrations of Secunderabad in June
Hyderabad, May 12 (UNI) Secunderabad, named after Asaf Jahi dynasty third Nizam Sikandar Jah, is all set to witness bicentenary celebrations from June 3-10.
It boasts of a bunglow where Winston Churchill, British Premier during World War II, had stayed in 1880s when he was posted in Secunderabad as a subaltern.
The Army still has a substantial presence in Secunderabad, which was founded at the end of the 18th century as a British cantonment under an agreement between the Nizam of Hyderabad and the East India Company.
What started as an exclusive preserve of the army in the British Raj has grown into a bustling metropolis, now merging with Hyderabad, the state capital.
It houses the Rashtrapathi Nilayam, the official residence of the President of India in South India, Trimulgherry Fort, completed in 1867, Trinity Church and Military Prison since Victorian times.
Besides mosques, minarets, mounments, it is dotted with places of worship.
Hyderabad Urban Development Authority has appealed to the citizens possessing rare and old pictures, documents, memoirs, articles, photographs of heritage buidlings to get in touch with its celebrations sub-committee so that too could be showcased as part of the celebrations.
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