UK Parliament Hosts ‘Bathukamma’


Telangana Jagruthi UK celebrates Bathukamma festival at House of Commons….reports Asian Lite News. The gala dinner event raises vital funds for drought-affected farmers in Telangana state of India

Telangana Jagruthi organises an event to mark Bathukamma at House Parliament
Telangana Jagruthi organises an event to mark Bathukamma at House Parliament

Over 200 guests attended the gala dinner organiser by Telangana Jagruthi  UK (TJUK) to mark the floral festival “Bathukamma.” The guests enjoyed the dinner and entertainment in the splendor of the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons (UK Parliament).

The event shone a light on the terrible plight suffered by farmers in Telangana state and the help provided by Jagruthi by raising vital funds to help support widows and families of the farmers who committed suicide in Telangana.

Jagruthi is the first non-profit organization to have generated awareness in India and abroad. Campaigning was done through several communication channels including online publicity, banner and flyers.  It is also the first organization to have officially adopted 80 families for one year and Jagruthi UK has adopted 20 families for one year. As a result of this several families registered for the event and local businesses sponsored to show their strong support for this noble cause.

The Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons looked stunning with superb flowers, and dazzling colors representing Telangana culture and customs. The event was attended by Lord Dholakia as the Chief Guest of Honour and famous cricketer Farokh Engineer, Mr Vizay Vasantha, First Secretary, ITOU of Indian High Commission, Mr. Paul Sathianesan, Councillor of Newham. The Guests spoke briefly but movingly about farmers’ suicides and the support so far extended by Jagruthi and the support each one has to extend to support these families.

Telangana Jagruthi United Kingdom (TJUK) President Sampath K Dhannamaneni wished happy Bathukamma to the attendees and explained how the Telangana Government and Telangana Jagruthi are supporting state development and keeping traditions and customs alive. He also explained how the charity activity of the “Adopt a Farmer Program” is being implemented in the UK to save farmer families.

Vice-President & Event Coordinator Suman Balamuri, Sushma Santosh, General Secretary Sravan Reddy, Media & PR Pavani Reddy, the Cultural Secretary Pavani Pala, Women Secretary Sandhya Dashrath Boliseti, Business Secretary, Kishore Munagala, Treasurer Raghu Jakkula, the core members of the Ganesh Pala, Prashant, Vamsi Muniganti, Natraj Molala, Venu Gadasu played a key role to make success of the program.

Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors is the first UK business to support the philanthropic activities of Telangana Jagruthi in India by signing up to help its affiliate body Telangana Jagruthi United Kingdom in its initiatives to help farmers affected by drought in Telangana State.


Speaking about the event, Pavani Reddy said: ‘I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful event tonight at the world famous House of Commons. The Telangana Jagruthi United Kingdom is an organisation that is particularly close to my heart, and the event tonight has highlighted the important issue of the terrible plight of farmers in Telangana State, and what we can all do to help. Organisations like Telangana Jagruthi United Kingdom play a vital part in bringing the community together, mobilising support within a friendly and social atmosphere.’