The Telangana government, on Thursday made elaborate arrangements to celebrate the state's second formation day.

TelanganaHyderabad city lit up on Telangana Foundation day. All Pics/ANI

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao joined in the celebrations at the Parade Ground in Secunderabad.

Public spaces and government buildings were illuminated in Hyderabad. Tank Bund, banks of Hussain Sagar Lake, Lumbini Park, state secretariat, the international airport at Shamshabad and places of worship were sparkling bright as India's 29th state celebrated.

TelanganaHyderabad city was lit up on the eve of Telangana Foundation Day.

Telangana came into existence on June 2, 2014 as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act passed in Parliament. Many government buildings, including Legislature and Secretariat, and public spaces have been illuminated colourfully on the occasion.

A number of cultural programmes have been lined up by different government agencies. The state government announced awards for a number of persons from different fields in recognition of their meritorious service. The state government has sanctioned Rs 30 lakh for each of the 10 districts to hold celebrations between June 2 and June 7.

Adilabad Additional Superintendent of Police G.R. Radhika -- who scaled Mount Everest a few days ago -- will be felicitated along with 62 other noted individuals with a citation, cash award and a shawl.

The chief minister has also directed that family members of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Telangana movement be felicitated in Hyderabad and the districts.