me share some of the experiences at the 5th World Telugu Federation
Conference, held at Singapore, between 27th - 29th Dec 2002. It
was a great experience to participate at such a nice conference
among so many Telugu people (around 2000 - 2300) from different
countries, not only from India, but also from USA, Europe, Malaysia,
started grandly with the Inauguration of the conference by our
Honourable Chief Minister Shri. N. Chandra Babu Naidu, by lightening
the jyothi, which followed by speeches by him, and other industrialists
like, Pratap C Reddy (Apollo Hospitals), Ramalinga Raju (Satyam
Computers), and many Bigwigs.
main point which was stressed by all was to promote Telugu, and
NRI's who have settled abroad, to come to India (AP) and invest
there in different ways and help our Country/State to progress
further in all ways, because, "Janani Janma Bhoomischa Swargadapi
Gariyasi". Later followed by the cultural programs, by various
artists who came from AP (India) & some singaporeans also
performed our folk dances.
day's program started with the Women & Youth forum, in which
our upcoming Actress "Laya", who won Nandi Awards consecutively,
has also participated, for the topic of "Mother in India
& Abroad". She presented her message by singing a song
and got good response from Audience. The programs, which followed
later part are the cultural programs by various artists, that
ended with the Live Music program by Usha, Mallikarjun & RP
Patnaik. The response from Audience was marvelous for the songs
"Bham Bham Bole..", "Ayyayo Ayyayo.."
songs from INDRA which are repeated twice because of audience's
response by dancing everywhere, in the auditorium. These songs
are sung by Mallikharjun. RP Patnaik sung few songs, out of which
2 songs got good response from audience, the songs are.. "Ranu
Ranu.." from Jayam , & "Gajuwaka pilla.."
from Nuvvu Nenu. Usha has also given some nice numbers
like.. "tooniga tooniga.." from Manasantha
nuvve.. and duet by Mallikharjun & Usha was... "Ronduvela
Rondu varaku" from "Allari Ramudu".
day's programs started with the Kavi Sammelanam/Art & Literature,
which was headed by famous writer M. S. Reddy (Mallemaala), participants
include famous film writers Paruchuri Brothers also, which went
on with very few crowd initially and picked up later. 2nd half
of the day was important function for which the whole crowd was
eagerly waiting, that is the Valedictory function, but before
that there were few cultural programs, by the end of which , the
whole auditorium was fully packed. Chief guests for the valedictory
function are Shri. Venkaiah Naidu whom we all know for his excellent
speeches, and the person for whom all audience's are eagerly waiting
for, is none other than our MEGASTAR Chiranjeevi. Immediately
after the arrival of Chiranjeevi, the valedictory function started
with the nice dance performance by the kid "Vamsee Krishna"
who had given wonderful dance and mono-acting performances, in
the earlier 2 days. Then the distribution of momentos to various
artists, organizers of WTFC by both Chiranjeevi & Venkaiah
Naidu was done.
followed by speech of Shri. Venkaiah Naidu which was wonderful
and his speech included praises to Late Shri. N. T. RamaRao for
his hardwork for the upliftment of Telugu's & Telugu Language.
He was also praising NRI's who have been investing in the motherland
AP and helping for the improvement of Telugu people. Now its time
for Chiru's Speech for which all are waiting, his speech also
was very nice, which he started with his usual smile, saying "matter
antha akkada ayipoyindi" showing Shri. Venkaiah Naidu,
he told that he know that when he(venkaiah naidu) was here , he
will not have anything else to speak ( in a humorous way).
he was telling about the importance of Telugu language, by describing
some of the incidents, which happened at abroad (various countries,
which he traveled). Also he told that accent (yasa) should be
there pertaining to the particular regions, which brings beauty
to our language like.. AAi (east godavari yaasa) . He also
stressed the point that wherever we are, we all should speak only
in Telugu at house, and also make our children also speak Telugu
and that is the way to improve the knowledge of Telugu in all.
The valedictory function was over after few minutes and few cultural
programs were continued, which includes dance performance by Actor
Ali & Actress Ragini, followed by comedy skit by Mallikharjuna
Rao, Gowtham Raju, etc. Ghazal Srinivas performed some nice Ghazals
and entertained audience with his outstanding performance.
touch: Many of them tried to get the photograph, autographs of
Chiranjeevi, but due to security reasons, only very few of them
got that chance, in which I am also one of them being one of the
special volunteers on Chiranjeevi's arrival day, I grabbed the
chance of getting a photo with him & autograph from him, which
I was waiting for......since long...time. I would like to attach
the photos with this article, but could not scan them, at the
moment, I will send them to Idlebrain.com very soon.
this occassion, I would like to thank WTFC members for giving
such nice varieties of programs on single stage for all Telugu
people. Also I would like to thank our MEGASTAR Chiranjeevi for
giving me his autograph & photograph with him.
you all A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year !!! and Pongal.