“BANGARU BATHUKAMMA” a socio cultural event was held in Kuwait on 13th of October 2016.
The day event at the Hilton Resort in Mangaf consisted of making of Bathukamma and the main event at the Touristic Park in Abbasiya in the evening was organized by Telangana Jagruthi Kuwait (TJK) under Patronage of Mr. Vinay Muthyala (TJK President), Dr. Hyma Reddy (Vice President), Mr. Pawan Reddy Kallem (General Secretary), Mr. Vijayagiri Shivaji (Treasurer), Ms. Abhilasha Godishala (Joint Secretary-Media Relations), Ms. Vijaya Nirmala Yadav Nair (Joint Secretary -Cultural), Mr. M. D. Abdul Aziz (Joint Secretary-Labor Relations), Mr. Kazim Ali Hashmi (Joint Secretary-Public Relations), Mr. Rajesh Gulle (Joint Secretary-Youth Relations), Mr. Gangadhar G.K (Joint Secretary-Skill Development), Mr. Hari Prasad Chellamshetty (Chief Advisor), Mr. Narsing Rao Kashimsetty (Advisory Committee), Dr. James Neruda (Advisory Committee) and Mr. Madasu Omprakash (Advisory Committee).
The celebrations of Bangaru Bathukamma at Kuwait were graced by Telangana Jagruthi founder, Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavitha (Member of Parliament Nizamabad Constituency and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao), Telangana Jagruthi General Secretary Mr. Naveen Achari, Telangana Jagruthi Vice President Smt.Varalakshmi, Woman’s wing convener Dr. Prabhavathi along with Poet Mr. Nandini Sidha Reddy.
Telangana’s prominent women’s group welcomed the guest of honor Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavitha and her team at the Hilton Resort as the day event began.Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavitha along with the women present, made beautiful flower stacks and arranged the flower pyramid with various unique seasonal flowers with medicinal values that were imported from Telangana region to Kuwait. She sang folk songs while arranging seven concentric layers of the different colored flowers in the shape of temple gopuram along with NRIs of Telangana and Kuwaiti women’s group. While making bathukamma Ms.Abhilasha Suresh interviewed her, which was telecasted on regional television channel of Telangana and on all Jagruthi organization websites. The preparing of Bathukamma ended with traditional Bathukamma dance.
Later part of the event commenced at the Touristic Park Abbasiya Auditorium, wherethousands of Telanganites from across Kuwait were present. The gathering was warmly welcomed by hosts Mrs. Vijaya Nirmala Yadav Nair and Ms. Abhilasha Suresh, as they set the mood for the special evening.
The program kick started with welcoming of the guests of the evening, Telangana Jagruthi Organization founder cum Chief Guest – Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavithagaru, Deputy Chief of Mission at Indian Embassy in Kuwiat – Mr. Subhashish Goldar, Telangana Jagruthi Kuwait President – Mr. Vinay Muthyala, Bahrain Chapter Jagruthi President – Mr. Hariprasd Chellamsetty, Telangana Jagruthi General Secretary – Mr. Naveen Achari, Telangana Jagruthi Vice President – Smt.Varalakshmi, Womens wing convenor – Smt. Prabhavathi, Poet – Ms. Nandini Sidha Reddy and Telangana / Kuwait’s prominent businessman – Mr. M. Asad Khan (Ambassador of Humanity First Foundation). The ceremony of lighting of the lamp “Bhadra Deepam” was followed by an impressive performance of Shivathandavdance by Vishnu Priya and Telangana’s well-known Perine dance by Suraj Nukala.
Welcome speech was given by Mrs. Vijaya Nirmala Yadav Nair and Dr. Hyma Reddy briefed the gathering with the introduction of Bathukamma and its usage in our daily lives. It was followed by video visuals of the movie ‘LIFE AGAIN” – an inspirational story based on life of Dr.Hyma Reddy, a cancer survivor and Yoga Instructor at the Kuwait Cancer Center.
A large number of women and children gathered in the auditorium, who were invited by Kavithakka (name popularly known among masses of Telangana) to dance along with her on the stage. Everyone took part with joy and bliss in colorful traditional sarees and cheerful smiles and surrounded the flower pyramids clapping and singing the traditional songs of Telangana. Subsequent to this, Swapna Pawan, Swapna Reddy Kallem, Mrunalini Varla, Aileni Swapna, Vijaya Nirmala Yadav Nair, Lily Suresh, Sravanti CH, Susheela Siriventi Sharma, Sandhya Rani T, Dr. Jyothi Mittaplalli, Shamily Cholleti, Swamy Rajini, Bhanusudha Kondal Reddy,Anumandla, Galipelli Vanitha, Anita Garlapti, Ani Reddy Shailaja, Kalpana Kanakarla, Radha Oraganti were presented with mementos by Kavithakka. Celebrity artist of V6 news channel Teen Maar fame Ms. Matakari Mangli also entertained all.
Telangana Jagruthi Kuwait Souvenir was released by the chief guests followed by Kavithakka addressing the gathering. In her message she spoke about the importance of Bathukamma and its upliftment for keeping the local traditions and cultures alive. TJK president Mr. Vinay Muthyala, also thanked the distinguished guests, event Sponsors, TJK team and all attendees for the enthusiasm and support for the event.
The representatives of event sponsors M/S Puravankara, SBC General Trading and Contracting Company, The New India Assurance Co.Ltd, Global Technology Company, Al Afaq Intl. General Construction and Contracting Co., Heguru Kuwait, Kuwait Telangana Samithi, Nerella Guls Assn, Kuwait Swedish Cleaning Services Co., Maramish General Trading, Srikrishna Devaraya Pravasa Kapu balija Seva Sangam Jilekara, SB Media, Kapico Travels, Technocraft General Trading and Contracting Company, Suntech General Trading and Contracting Company, Kuwait Imports Est., Al-Yamama, JAC Gannaram, Golden Telangana, Country Club, TVS and CBK were honored with mementos.
Key supporters of the event Dr.Hind Al Bahar,Mr. M. Asad Khan, Mr. Hoshdar Khan, Mr. K. Ramesh Reddy, Mr. Hyder Ali, Mr. S. Ramadoss, Mr. Mohan Babu, Mr Shukur, Mr. Rajaiah, Mr. Rafiq and Mr. G. Amarnath Reddywere thanked by Telangana Jagruthi Kuwait.
Prizes were also distributed to TJK Cricket Cup winning team – Sri Bala Yuvasena Team and TJK Volleyball Cup winning team – Konasamudram team.
Mr. Pavan Reddy Kallem gave the vote of thanks and the event was concluded by singing of the Indian National Anthem. At the end of the event delicious traditional Telangana food was served to the gathering.