London: Telangana Association of United Kingdom (TAUK) grandly celebrated “Chenetha Bathukamma and Dasara” here. NRIs and Indian Community representatives from across UK attended this event.
Women performed Bathukamma with great energy, and sang Bathukamma songs. Specially prepared 5 feet Bathukamma was the special attraction of the event and many were found taking selfies and pictures with it.
Event In-charge Ratnakar Kadudula said: “As responsible citizens and with the great inspiration from Telangana government, especially IT Minister KTR, we named the event “Chenetha Bathukamma & Dasara” to get a wider support and attention to wear handlooms during every occasion.”
Cultural In-charge Ashok Dusari said, “Shami Pooja was conducted as per tradition and also conducted Dasara “Alai-Bhalai”, where we all exchanged Handloom Scarfs imported from Siricilla and pledged to support the weavers. Later to show the unity among the community here in UK, all the representatives of different organisations pledged together to support weavers.”
British MP Seema Malhotra and Indian High Commission First Cecretary Rahul, Lambeth Ex-Mayor Saleha Jaffar, who attended the celebrations, were all praise for the TAUK’s efforts in promoting Telangana Culture and especially Handloom weavers.
IHC First Secretary Rahul Said, He is very happy to be part of the event which is been celebrated with great enthusiasm and energy. He also remembered his association with Andhra & Telangana during his study days and thanked the organisers for inviting and making IHC part of it.
TAUK founder Anil Kurmachalam said, Our organisation is always in support of the Government especially for any initiatives taken to support the poor and needy, like supporting weavers. As responsible NRIs we have made this event as “Chenetha Bathukamma & Dasara” encouraging everyone to wear and support handloom weavers on every occasion.
Famous Handloom weaver Nalla Vijay kumar from Siricilla has sent the specially designed Scarfs/Shawl, which has attracted many guests at the event.
TAUK President Pavithra Kandi conveyed that they have encouraged everyone to wear Handloom clothes for the event to create awareness in community.
TAUK Organisers felicitated all the guests with the specially imported Handloom shawls from Siricilla.
All the attendees enjoyed the special Telanagna food served as part of the celebrations and appreciated the organisers.
TAUK Founder and NRI TRS cell President Anil Kurmachalam and President Pavithra Kandi, Vice- President Seru Sanjay, Swathi Budagam, General Secretary Vikram Reddy Rekula, Advisory team Gopal Mekala, Matta Reddy, Members Venkat REddy Donthula, Naveen Reddy, Srikanth Jella, AshokGoud Dusari, Ratnakar adudula, Sridhar Rao, Malla Reddy, Ranjith Chataraju, Sai Burugupally,, Satyam Kandi, Vamshi Vandanapu, Venu Gopal Reddy, Ganesh Pastam, Rakesh Patel, Srinivas Mekala, Naveen Bhuvanagiri, Ravi Ratineni, Ravi pradeep Pulusu, Satyapal Reddy Pingili, Sathya Chilumula, Praveen Kumar Veera, Sridhar Reddy, Rajesh Varma, Ravikiran, Venky Sudhireddy, Aravind, Saibabu narra, women wing members Sumadevi Purumani, Jahnavi Vemula, Sravya Vandanapu, Supraja Pulusu, Pravallika Bhuvanagiri, Kranthi Ratineni, Shailaja Jella, Shushmana Beeram, Aparna Dontula, Deepthi participated in the event.