On June 4, 2022, Multicultural Night at Bowman Hall in Blacktown, NSW. The occasion was celebrated amid rants “Jai Telangana”, and The Hon. Dr Geoffrey Lee graced the event, Minister for Corrections, Member for Granville and Shadow Minister for Sport, and Shadow
Minister for Youth Ms Julia Dorothy FINN MP, Mr Sanjay Kumar Muluka Consular general from India – Sydney and Jodi Leyanne McKay, is a former Australian politician who was the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of New South Wales.
Cultural activities kick-started with young kids performing to the popular numbers, with attendees cheering the performers. ATF President Prashanth Kumar Kadaparthi, speaking on occasion, said, “I am thrilled and overjoyed with the response as ATF was established in 2006 with a vision to ‘Connect Telangana Community to promote Culture and Commerce.”
He also stated that though we stay miles away from Telangana – India, our soul and heart is connected back and goo to see the people passing the culture and tradition to the next generations and urged the audience to support ATF events and the team that put together the Telangana Cultural Night 2022. Later, he Introduced the ATF EC Team, saying that the event would not have been successful without its members.
Mayor of Blacktown Council – Hon. However, Tony Bleasdale could not attend the event; he conveyed and extended his warm greetings and wishes to the ATF Team.
The event was also graced by other local councillors Usha Dommaraju from Camden, Srini Pillalamarri from Hornsby, Sandhya Reddy from Strathfield, Suman Saha from Cumberland and Moninder Singh Susai Benjamin & Livingston Chettipally from Blacktown and by other
local community leaders.
Mr Livingston Chettipally, representing Blacktown Council Mayor, praised the ATF community for its contributions and retaining its culture and traditions while simultaneously assimilating into the society here.
Mr Geoffrey Lee gave his introduction in fluent Hindi, but with sentences becoming longer, he switched to English. His namaskar drew thunderous applause from the audience and stated that this was the first-ever bigger Telugu event he attended after the pandemic, with nearly 1200 audiences present at the venue.
Julia Finn- Mentioned that it’s after two and half years; it’s nice to see you all at one place celebrating the Multicultural festival to celebrate the formation of Telangana day and appreciate the diverse variation in Telangana culture and tradition and is a region for vast Multiculturalism, tradition, and uniqueness!
Jodi Mackay recalled that she visited Hyderabad – Telangana and acknowledged the multicultural Telangana state holds itself; and good to see the same spirit in Australia and acknowledge Telangana state on its eight years.
Indian Consular Sydney– Sanjay Muluka, who hails from Telangana, mentioned that this event looks like a Jatara (Mela), which showcases the true multiculturalism spirit of Telangana, and he thanked the ATF team for hosting this festival, especially when India is celebrating its Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, and it’s good to see ATF introducing Indian
culture to Australia.
The program promptly started at 5:30 pm, with various cultural activities, music and dance performances that thrilled the audience and the guests who had come to witness this from all over Sydney.
ATF General Goverdhan Reddy Muddam thanked everyone and the ATF Family Members, everyone who came to the event and also all the performers, choreographers, sponsors and the ATF Founders for providing such a platform. He also thanked people who have been watching the event online from India, and the event ended with a delicious dinner and award presentation.
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