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Telangana: Traffic comes to standstill at 11:30 am for mass singing of national anthem

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Hyderabad, Aug 16: The national anthem was simultaneously sung by people across Telangana on Tuesday as part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his cabinet colleagues, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi and other leaders attended the event at Abids here.

Telangana: Traffic comes to standstill at 11:30 am for mass singing of national anthem

Rao paid floral tributes at a statue of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Abids before singing the national anthem.

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Vehicular traffic also came to standstill at 11.30 AM to facilitate citizens to sing 'Jana Gana Mana'. The national anthem was also played on metro trains, halting operations for a brief period.

The state government made elaborate arrangements to facilitate the event.

The state government is conducting the celebration of 75 years of Independence for a fortnight since August 8.

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