Telangana Night 2016 by TDF, Canada

TDF, Canada is pleased to announce the grand success of its 4th Annual Cultural fest “Telangana Night 2016” held on May 07, 2016 that witnessed a huge turnout and awesome response of the Telangana community.

TDF, Canada has successfully completed another event in promoting Telangana literary, cultural activities in Canada, and contribute to social and developmental activities in the state of Telangana, India. Established in 2005, TDF, Canada is a federally registered not-for-profit organization formed by the Telangana Non Resident Indians living in Canada to preserve the cultural identity and contribute to its development.

The foundation committee expressed deep sense of gratitude to Prof.Kodandaram, chairman of the Telangana JAC, who graced the occasion as chief guest. The Inspiration and motivation of his speech will drive us and all attendees towards building “Bangaru Telangana”. Sincere thanks were extended to Dipika Damerla, Ontario province Deputy Minister for health, originally hailing from Hyderabad for being the honorable guest on the occasion. She is the prime force behind building development bonds between Ontario province and Telangana state. Organizers also thanked Sri Lohith, Telugu actor and artist, who exhibited his multi-faceted talents and thrilled the audience throughout the programme along with TDF Global leaders, TDF USA chapter leaders and TDF, Canada city chapter leaders for being the guests of honour for the event.

The attendees included Telangana families and friends from in and around the Greater Toronto Area with more than 800 enthusiastic participants cheering the event. The event started off with lamp lighting, Ganesh pooja dance, India & Canada National anthems, Telangana state song followed by a two minute silence in honor of the Telangana martyrs & Prof. Jayashankar sir, the ideologist of Telangana. Noted Telangana Academician Dr. M. Kulashekhara Rao was felicitated on this occasion for his contribution to literary works. The program was filled with the unique Telangana flavor throughout the event in fest & feast in Songs, Dances as local talented artists including children enthralled the audience with a lot of folk & other songs and dance programs, including a special “sammakka saralamma” procession dance. Authentic Telangana dinner with many traditional dishes was also served at the event.

Organizing committee extended its vote of thanks to several sponsors, volunteers, cultural participants and each and every one who helped in organizing the event successfully. Contributions, efforts & dedication from everyone towards making fellow Telanganites happy and keeping the essence of Telangana alive in Canada were greatly appreciated. The success is measured by everyone’s active participation and happiness and organizers thought that met their goal by looking at the enthusiastic participation of women and smile on children’s faces. TDF, Canada pledged to continue to organize & celebrate Telangana cultural events with everyone’s continued support in the future.

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