Riyadh: Celebrations through Dhoom Dham folk songs may be over in the State after formation of separate Telangana, but the same is still enthralling Telangana people across the globe.
The Telangana Dhoom Dham held in Oman on Friday night was a grand success as the event brought together people cutting across caste, creed and district at a single platform in Muscat’s Al Falaj Hotel.
‘Jai Telangana’ slogans echoed across the ballroom of the hotel as cultural programmes and folk songs with Telangana flavour enthralled thousands of NRIs, including women living in Sultanate.
Braving the chilly weather, thousands remained seated till late hours.
The programme was held by Oman Telangana Samithi, the only Telangana NRI organisation in Sultanate and affiliated to Indian Social Club that functions under the aegis of Indian Embassy.
Indian Ambassador to Oman Indra Mani Pandey attended as chief guest and was felicitated by Gundeti Ganesh, convener of Oman Telangana Samithi.
Indian Social Club (ISC) chairman Dr Satish Nambiar participated as special guest and was felicitated by Rasamayi Balakishan, MLA and chairman of Telangana Cultural Council.
“I am glad and also surprised to know that there are so many Telangana NRIs living in Oman,” said Pandey.
Hailing the progressive approach of the State government, Pandey said that the embassy was coordinating with the State government on investments.
Balakishan, who flew along with a large contingent of cultural artistes to attend the event, said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was examining various aspects of welfare schemes for the benefit of NRIs and their families back home.
“TRS government is not only looking for a policy, but also looking for an overall package that can provide great relief to the NRIs,” he added.
T Vijayalaxmi, chairperson of Jagtial Municipality, also attended the event.
Besides Gundeti Ganesh, Bukka Srinivas, Pratap Reddy, Laxman, Sunkari Ravi and Rajender took care of the arrangements for the event.