UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament

UK Telugu Association held a scintillating Sankranthi celebrations,for the fourth year in a row, in the Parliament, on the occasion of the Harvest Festival demonstrating the strength of  Telugus in UK. The event was hosted by Rt. Hon Dan Byles, Member of Parliament. Rt. Hon. Virendra Sharma, MP, graced the occasion. Around 80 persons witnessed entertaining cultural items and exchanged greetings.

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament 2014

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament 2014

The event was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp by the Members of Parliament. Speaking on this occasion, Rt.Hon. Dan Byles, who attended the programme with his entire family, made a special mention about UKTA promoting the Telugu culture and traditions and said that he was very happy to be a part of this extended family, being married to a Telugu.

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament

Rt.Hon. Virendra Sharma pointed out how different communities that came to the UK from India had striven over a period of time and stressed on the importance of transmitting the culture and rich traditions to the next generation. He commended the efforts put by UKTA in promoting the core cultural aspects among the expatriates.

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament

Kuchipudi dance “Bhama Kalapam – Introduction of Satya Bhama” by Mrs. Sarvani Sashidhar and “Krishna Sabdham” by Mrs. Deepa Viswa Mohan were the highlights of the dance items. The dancers reminded the traditional dance styles of the Telugus with their stunning performances. Mounica Bojja rendered a melodious medley which sent the audience to raptures. Junior artistes,Vaibhav sang a patriotic song while  Twisha and  Twarita danced a Kuchipudi item and Aneesha and Shivani rendered a semi-classical  dance item.  Dr. Murthy Jonnalagedda in his inimitable style regaled the audience narrating hilarious situations with an undertone of messages.Mrs.Nalini Persad,Curator,British Library explained how the manuscripts of 17th Century  Ramanuja Satakam were found  and translated by her and Mrs.Vinjamuri Ragasudha.

2014 UKTA’s Sankranthi

2014 UKTA’s Sankranthi

UKTA was proud to launch the Telugu Artistes forum, a platform for artistes to meet and combine their strengths. This will enable them to showcase their talent on a larger canvas and also enable them to channelize their creativity in a synergistic manner. The Forum aims to bring out budding talent, nurture it and facilitate fulfilment of their potential.

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions 2014

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions 2014

Mr. Narendra Munnaluri, General Secretary, conveyed vote of thanks and requested the audience to strengthen the Association by becoming Life.  Trustees,Dr. Padma Killy and Mr.Prabhakar Kaza,  honored the Chief Guests. The chief organizer of the programme was Satya Maddasani, with Mrs. Usha Yalamanchil as Anchor. The Association expressed its gratitude to the House of Commons for providing such excellent facilities.

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions

UKTA’s Sankranthi Celebrtions

Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament by UKTA

Sankranthi Celebrtions in Parliament by UKTA

Sankranthi Celebrtions by UKTA

Sankranthi Celebrtions by UKTA

Please find more details on YouTube videos about Shankranthi Celebrations in the UK

1.Twisha and Sarita

2.Aneesha and Sivani

3.Vaibhav Viswamohan

4.Jonnalagedda Murty

5.Deepa Viswamohan

6.Sarvani Sashidhar

7.Mounica Bojja

8.Mrs.Nalini Persad

9.Rt.Hon.Dan Byles,Member of British Parliament

10.Rt.Hon .Virendra Sharma,Member of British Parliament

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