Bathukamma festival celebrated at Turner Fenton School in Brampton (city) Ontario (Province) on October 13th, 2018 gave an impression of a Telangana village air dropped in Canada.
“Tangedu” – the cultural wing of Telangana Development Forum, Canada (TDF, Canada) organized its 14th Annual Bathukamma festival with such a traditional flavor that everyone who participated found awestruck and felt very happy.
The turnout was around 600 and besides Telanganite families turned up in huge numbers, participants also included non Telanganites who were very much impressed with the rich Bathukamma tradition celebrated with lots of enthusiasm.
Women has showcased colorful Bathukammas from attractive flowers, assembled at the venue and celebrated the festivity by using native Telangana clapping, circling and by singing Bathukamma songs.
Grand procession was also held welcoming the women carrying Bathukammas and later immersed Bathukammas in the nearby running creek.
On this occasion, elders / visiting parents explained the significance of Bathukamma festival in Telangana tradition and life style to young generation.
Event also included various activities for youth & children followed by treating to a delicious Telangana lunch. Prizes were also distributed to those who brought Bathukammas.
Heartfelt vote of thanks was conveyed by TDF, Canada leadership including Foundation committee chairperson Ganta Manik Reddy, Board of Trustees chairperson Jitendhar Garlapati, President Srikanth Neravetla, Vice President Vijayalakshmi Rao Madupu, General Secretary Pawan Kumar Kondam, Joint Secretary Arshad Ghori, Treasurer Mahendar Reddy Keesra and others to the guests, sponsors, organizers and volunteers for their continuous support since 2005.
They also vowed to take this momentum forward in organizing more events that propel the rich and grand Telangana culture and tradition.
Special mention was made by the leadership about the below coordinators without whom the event wouldn’t have taken place.
Coordinators: Padma Ganta, Kavita Moola, Shantha Meda, Pramod Dharmapuri, Sridevi Dharmapuri, Praveena Khambhampati, Swapna Gajula, Aditi Punnam, Sunitha Neravetla, Rajani Madadi, Sheshank Chintalapani, Venkatramana Reddy Meda, Nikhil Mereddy, Vishy Reddy, Naveen Gajula, Om Reddy, Jayanth, Bhargav, Srinivas Moola, Krishna Chada, Sridhar Yerram Reddy and Mahesh Madadi.