Ugadi celebrated jointly by Telugu Samithi and Sydney Telugu Association

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Australia Telugu Samithi and Sydney Telugu Association jointly celebrated UGADI festival on May 7th at Bahai Centre, Silverwater. More than one thousand Telugu speaking people in Sydney participated in the event. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Bharathi Reddy (President, ATS) and Mr. Siva Sankar Peddibhotla (President, STA). The program was hosted by Masters of ceremonies by Mr. Abhinaya Krishna and Mrs. Bhargavi from 4.30pm to 11pm.

Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, Indian Consul General in Sydney, Dr. Geoff Lee, MP, Parramatta, Mrs. Jody McKay, MP, Strathfield attended the event. On behalf of the two associations, three eminent Telugu personalities were felicitated on the occasion. Prof. Chennupati Jagadish, from Australian National University, Canberra is a recipient of Australia’s highest civilian honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). Sri. Chalapathi Rao Tammareddy, a character of several hundred Telugu movies and a young writer and lyricist, Sri. Anatha Sriram.

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The cultural program mainly included performances by the eight artists from TV and film industry from Hyderabad who were invited for the occasion. Abhinaya Krishna and Mirchi Radio fame Mirchi Bhargavi, Dhanunjaya, Lipsika, Anantha Sriram, Ravi and Ramu. They presented film and classical songs, comedy scripts and mimicry. Anatha Sriram spoke on Telugu Sahithyamu.

Vegetarian dinner for all the guests was provided by Durbar Restaurant from Glebe.

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