Hyderabad: The 34th Formation Day of the Telugu Desam Party was celebrated here at a grand function with party leaders offering rich tributes to TDP founder and former Chief Minister N T Rama Rao.
TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu led party leaders in paying homage to the party's founder at NTR Ghat.
Naidu and other senior leaders from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh earlier participated in the party flag hoisting at NTR Bhavan. They also offered garlands as a mark of respect to NTR. Naidu also cut a cake to mark the occasion.
Addressing party workers, Naidu said NTR was a great leader who brought honour to politics, and asked them to follow his ideals.
This was first TDP formation day after creation of new Telangana state following division of erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh.
"Though geographically the state was divided, but Telugu- speaking people remained united," Naidu said adding that TDP would strive for the benefit of people of both the states.
Naidu's son N Lokesh was among those who were present during the function.