DALLAS, TX - Telangana Peoples Association of Dallas (TPAD) organized a grand celebration here to mark the formation of Telangana the 29th state of India. The event aptly named ‘Dhoom –Dhaam’ was set in a Mela environment, attended by well over 2500 people. Several volunteers from Telangana took part in various activities. TPAD Interim Advisory Board Rao Kalvala, Mahendar Kamireddy, Updendar Telugu,
invited Dallas-Fort Worth Indian community at-large to celebrate the event in an inclusive manner. Several Telugu organizations provided their support and attended the Telangana Formation Day on June 7. The event started with pujas conducted for the well-being and prosperity of new state. A colorful procession took place with Telangana talli photo, and young girls carrying bonalu with dholak drum beats. Emcees for the event Swapna Udimella and Ashwin Kowtha energized the audience throughout the evening. The Telangana map was unveiled, followed by speeches by Rao Kalvala and Ajay Reddy, hundreds of helium balloons were released, followed by cake cutting, sweets distribution and fire works with ‘Jai Jai Telengana’ sung by Ramachari. Personal messages from Telangana Ministers Etela Rajendar, and Harish Rao played during the event, There were food booth serving authentic Telangana cuisine, vendor booths selling sarees, jewelry and other items, face painting for kids and mehandi for women. Mahendar Kamireddy gave vote of thanks and called TPAD Event Executive committee on the stage to be felicitated.