“Telangana Night 2017” held on May 27,was a great success with tremendous turnout and response. The event witnessed biggest ever gathering of Telangana families and friends in Greater Toronto Area with more than 600 enthusiastic participants. The evening started off with lamp lighting, Games pooja / dance, India & Canada National anthems followed by a two minute silence in honor of the Telangana martyrs. A distinct Telangana flavour highlighted right from the beginning to the end with everyone’s participation.
Programmes were filled with lots of song and dance performances from several local Telangana participants including children and authentic Telangana dinner with many traditional dishes was also served at the event. Mr. Akkapali Uttam Kumar native of Bhodhan in Telangana who flourished as an outstanding businessman in Canada was presented with the prestigious “Outstanding Entrepreneurship” award. 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 and pledged to organize several such events in the future.
On the same occasion, the leaderships for 2017 – 2018 was announced which includes the below.
Foundation Committee chairman – Ganta Manik Reddy, Board of Trustee Chairman – Garlapati Jitendhar Reddy, Board of Trustee vice chairman – Pinikeshi Amita, President – Neravetla Srikanth Reddy, Vice President – Vijayalakshmi Madupu, General Secretary –Kondam Pawan Kumar, Joint Secretary – MD. Arshed Ghori,Treasurer – Keesra Mahendar Reddy, Joint Treasurer – Kolanu Srinivas and various other committees with Chairs and co-chairs were announced. Established in 2005, TDF, Canada is a federally registered not-for profit organization formed by the Telangana Non Resident Indians (TNRIs) living in Canada to preserve the cultural identity and contribute to its development. TDF, Canada is formed to provide a dais for literary,cultural, educational, social and developmental activities in Canada and as well as in the state of Telangana, India.