Telugu Association celebrates Ugadi

Telugu Association celebrates Ugadi

Posted from the Venue on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Vinay and ‘Sunami’ Sudhakar

Popular Telugu Entertainers (Film and TV) Vinay (aka ‘Chalak Chianti) and ‘Sunami Sudhakar’ are entertaining a large audience at the Ugadi Celebrations of New Zealand Telugu Association (NZTA) being held at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium at Glendowie, Auckland. 

Their appearance in a Telugu Comedy Programme on TV, called ‘Jabardust’ (hosted by Telugu actors Nagababu and Roja), is watched by millions of fans all over the world. 

One of the highlights of the programme was a song that depicted the emotions of New Zealanders in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Christchurch. 

Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa speaking

Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa is the Chief Guest at this event being attended by more than 700 men, women and children. 

She spoke about the Telugu community in New Zealand, the Telugu New Year and the solidarity shown by New Zealanders following the mass shootings in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. 

Labour MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan speaking

Among the other lawmakers are Priyanca Radhakrishnan (Labour), Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, Melissa Lee (National), and many community leaders. 

Meghana and Manasa Magatala presenting a medley
NZTA President Srilatha Magatala, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, Melissa Lee, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Bala (Venugopal) Beeram and NZTA General Secretary Rajendra Prasad Dharanikota

Ms Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, Melissa Lee and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi spoke about Ugadi, Christchurch and Jallianwala Bagh and Pulwama (Kashmir)

 

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