New York Telangana Telugu Association, NYTTA, is formed as a special dais in New York, representing the state of Telangana, India.
NYTTA, organized, NYTTA SAMBARALU, a grand celebration of Maha Shivaratri and Women’s Day on March 4, 2023, in Hindu Temple Auditorium, Flushing. (SAMBARALU, in Telugu, means celebrations).
The event was graced by more than 600 guests from all over New York City, Long Island and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut states. Telanganites have a great presence not only in these states but also other states within the US. Children from the local community enthralled the audience with their gracious dances, and devotional and folklore songs, composed by eminent Gurus. The festivities went on from 3 PM to midnight, with the audience pinned to their seats watching the cultural programs. Artists from India performed filmy and Telangana-specific folklores.
A sumptuous dinner with specials from Telangana state was served. Some authentic food items not available in US were specially flown from India.
Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovation, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Brooklyn President’s Office, graced the occasion.
Chauhan has been a great friend of the Indian Community, especially Telugus in New York. He has attended several cultural, economic, and educational programs in New York, and has been a great inspiration for the community. As a Deputy Controller of Minority Affairs office in Nassau County he is a well-known motivating personality in Long Island as well. Thus, he has established a strong bond with the community spread across Long Island and New York City.
In his speech to the audience, Chauhan congratulated the NYTTA Chairman, Dr. Rajender Jinna, and the President of NYTTA, Sunil Reddy Gaddam, on organizing such a massive gathering of Telangana Community. He congratulated the children and the parents on carrying the cultural values of their motherland forward and practicing them here as well.
He said Telugus are one of the fastest growing communities, contributing to the educational values as most of them are IT professionals, doctors, and engineers contributing significantly to the economy. He led the galaxy of leaders and philanthropists in releasing the first-ever souvenir commemorating the grand gala.
Chairman, Dr. Jinna thanked Mr. Chauhan for his valuable time and said the goal of the organization is to bring up the children to grow up as responsible citizens. He said, the organization will make every effort in utilizing the encouragement provided by the Mayor’s office to the communities.
President Sunil Reddy Gaddam explained him the upcoming activities of the organization and efforts of the organization in serving the community here in the US and back home. Chauhan appreciated him for innovative themes Sunil Reddy introduced this year. The founder of the organization, Srinivas Guduru, a long-time friend of Chauhan, gave his vision of establishing the organization in New York, and introduced him to the generous donors supporting the organization, and the esteemed local leadership from various organizations. He vehemently thanked Chauhan for his continuous support to the South Asians in general, and Telugus in particular, of this region.