Monday, February 9, 2009

P R E S S R E L E A S E 2006


We welcome all Media representatives to the above as scheduled for 8th February, 2006 at Lotus (State) Restaurant, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya,Selangor

The Association was first formed in Lower Perak, Perak on 17th July 1955 under the banner of Malaya Andhra Sangamu. Thereon from 16th December 1963 it was known as Malaysia Andhra Sangamu and later in 1983 as TELUGU ASSOCATION OF MALAYSIA (TAM), which is also known as Malaysia Telugu Sangamu and as Persatuan Telugu Malaysia .

The objectives are mainly to promote, preserve and safeguard the Telugu language, economic, social, cultural, spiritual, religious, linguistic and educational interest of the Telugus of Malaysia. It also encourage to foster the formation of co-operatives and other welfare schemes which of course create a sense of solidarity and fraternity among Telugus and other communities at large.

TAM is serving about 300,000 Telugu population in this Country. To date there are about 26 branches nationwide and a number of new branches are in the edge of registration. The Telugu people form the second largest ethnic Indian Population in Malaysia. The community had also worked towards development in Malaysia. They have maintained strong cultural values and love for their mother tongue had kept them together, TAM had the honour of hosting the Second World Telugu conference and Silver Jubilee in 1981 in Kuala Lumpur.
TAM is organizing International Telugu Cultural Conference in conjunction with its Golden Jubilee on 3rd till 5th March 2006 at International Convention Centre, Genting Highland. An array of events and cultural programmes have been outline to highlight the achievements of Telugus for the past 50 years or more which includes seminars, workshops presentation, fashion show and awards presentation.
This celebration is intended to highlight the achievements of Telugus around the World and to established a global network for Telugus worldwide in all aspects .
This event will be graced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Y.A.B.Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and patronised by Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu, the President of Malaysian Indian Congress. Guest of honour for this event includes Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and key Ministers, artistes and cultural troupes of Andhra Pradesh. Delegates and guests include local and abroad as far as South Africa and USA.

MAS is the official carrier of delegates and guest International participants with special package to include attractive Air Fares, Transfers, Tours, Accommodation at 1st World Hotel and conference arrangements.

TAM has publicised this forthcoming event in local and foreign media globally We are also undertaken to forward the bulletins and flyers to all Telugu Association worldwide. Special representations of TAM had made official visits to the State Government of Andhra Pradesh mid of August, September 2005 and January 2006 seeking official participation, requesting Andhra Government, cultural troupes and cine artists for performances during the event proper and to encourage attendance.

TAM appreciates your presence today and for all consideration taken by your paper coverage and co-operation for this event.

Thank you.

Enkatesulu Juvalu
Vice President
Cum Organising Secretary
International Telugu Cultural Conference and Golden Jubilee Celebration
Telugu Association of Malaysia

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