UK celebrated its first-ever Sankranti in the House of Commons with Tory MP from North Warwickshire and Bedworth Dan Byles and Minister in the Indian High Commission C. Rajasekhar attending as chief guests. The festivities were organised by the United Kingdom Telugu Association (UKTA), according to information reaching here.
Addressing the gathering, Byles introduced himself as the ‘son-in-law of Andhra Pradesh', having married a Telugu. He described the Telugus' hospitality as unforgettable and promised to support the community. “As the bilateral relations between India and the UK are strengthening up, events like this help to further strengthen the fusion,” said C. Rajasekhar. He praised UKTA president Prabhakar Kaza and his team for organising such novel events.
“We hope to bring the Telugu culture to life in this country and introduce our customs and traditions to the English citizen too. This is the right opportunity in the New Year and it is well received,” said Mr. Prabhakar.
Source: The Hindu