Telugus from Klang get together for Silver Jubilee Celebration
It is on 28th February 1982 that I took the initiative to gather some of the Telugus living around Klang namely Suba, P. Seethapathy, Bala T. M Appalasamy, Marinaidu,U.S Appalanaidu, V. A.Chinniah, Dr Nanda Gopal,Nookaraju,Mahaletchimi,Apparao,A Sarojini, R. Ramanaidu,Nararayan Naidu, M Dorarajah,Nageswara Rao,P. Jegadesan,Garava Sooria Demudu,B K Sinniah and T PremaLatha Naidu to form a protem committee of the Klang Branch. The first protem committee meeting was held at Suba Optical Jalan Datuk Hamzah, Klang.
On 31/8/2007, the Klang branch of the Telugu Association of Malaysia celebrated its 25th Silver Jubilee in a grand manner at its newly purchased building at Bandar Baru Bukit Tinggi, Klang.
The new building named Telugu Thalli Bhavanamu was officiated by the Telugu Association of Malaysia president Dr Achaiah Kumar Rao on Merdeka Day.
Apart from special prayers and bhajans, other interesting activities were also organised during the celebration and top students were awarded for their good results for 2006 in UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM examination.
Telugu dance performance was among the items during the cultural night. Subsequently they also had their dinner and cultural show where the crowd was entertained to Telugu songs and dances. More than 650 people were mesmerised by the exciting performances of local artistes and also the members of the association.
Dr Achaiah who was also present at the dinner congratulated the Klang branch committee members for their commitments and hard work for the past 25 years. Dr Achaiah Kumar Rao officiating the celebration at the new building by lighting the kutuvilaku (traditional Indian light).
There are about 10,000 Telugus living around Klang, Shah Alam, Port Klang, Banting and Kapar who still maintained their tradition, culture, language and celebrate Telugu festivals such as Sankranthi, Pethalla Pandukha, Ugadi, Sri Rama Navami, Bholokama Panduga, Gookula Asthami, Dhasarath Brahma Utsvam