Telugu Association of Sutton has celebrated Deepavali at Wallington Girls High school recently. More than 100 families have attended the evening. Children and young adults have presented a variety of cultural programs under the guidance of Silpa Vemuri, Executive Secretary of TAS. Yoga dance, Bharatnatyam, and several other acts have entertained the 300+ audience members present.
President of TAS Naveen Jalagadugu has extended the invitation to Paul Scully, Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam, Cllr. Greetha Morla of Milton Keynes, who has also introduced the core members and outlined the objectives and achievements of the organisation. Speaking at the event, Paul Scully has commended the contributions of the members of Indian diaspora to the UK and expressed joy to be part of the celebrations. The program was anchored by Thulasi Peddineni.
On the occasion, dancer-educator Ragasudha Vinjamuri was presented with award, citation and the title of Natya Kala Tejaswini for her contributions to Art and Culture in the UK.
Authentic festive dinner followed the felicitation. Functioning as an informal team initially and officially registered recently, TAS is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with a mission is to identify and address social, cultural and educational needs of the Telugu Community members of the Borough of Sutton.