India formed its 29th State, “Telangana”, on 2 June 2014, and to mark this occasion a new association – the Telangana Association of Australia Inc (ATAI) — has been formed to provide a platform for cultural, educational, social and economic developmental activities in Victoria. In its inaugural function on 7 June, ATAI will celebrate “Telangana State Formation Day” at Hawthorn Arts Centre.
“The Association has been created to support and represent the Telangana community in Victoria,” says ATAI president Rajavardhan Reddy Vulpala.
Mr Vulpala adds that ATAI will support and strengthen the Telangana community in Victoria by taking an active role in facilitating the needs of new migrants and students, as well as preserve and promote the Telangana culture and identity in Victoria.
“ATAI will be addressing the issues of growing Telangana population in Melbourne, and will engage in developmental and charitable activities in Telangana,” says Mr Vulpala, and added that ATAI will be facilitating workshops, forums and information sessions, support groups to educate and raise awareness in the community on various issues.
ATAI will also support the Telangana state back home in developing the facilities and needs of the people who are below the poverty line.
Those who would like to join the association will find details at www.atai.org.au.
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