Last Saturday, 3rd June 2006, Secunderabad , the twin city of Hyderabad celeberated its 2nd anniversary. There was a grand carnival followed by performances at Parade Grounds. The clock tower, one of the oldest (constructed in 1860 by the Brits) is a symbol of pride for the people of Secunderabad. I will post some carnival pictures in the next few days.
".....May God make this grant auspicious for all the well wishers of the state in general and for your lordship in particular. By the grace of God this place has now been populated by the regiments and Cantonment. It is therefore required that it should be given a name. On account of the unity and co-operation that exists between our state and English Government, Secunderabad is proposed as its name and by this name it will be styled in future.
------ From Sikandar Jah Bahadur's letter addressed to Capt. Sydenham Bahadur dated 25th Rai-ul-Awwal 1222 A H (June 3, 1806).