ISC Salalah – Tel­ugu Vib­hag cel­e­brates Ugadi

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

SALALAH: The Tel­ugu Vib­hag of In­dian So­cial Club, Salalah cel­e­brated Ugadi.

The evening started with a wel­come speech by Radhika Hariku­mar, lady co­or­di­na­tor. Man­preet Singh, Chair­man –ISC, Salalah was the chief guest. Singh and Aleem Khan, con­vener - Tel­ugu Vib­hag ad­dressed the gath­er­ing.

The cul­tural events started with the cer­e­mo­nial light­ing of the lamp fol­lowed by the tra­di­tional Pan­changa Sra­vanam. Over 178 par­tic­i­pants of var­i­ous age groups en­thralled the au­di­ence with their cap­ti­vat­ing per­for­mances based on clas­si­cal, semi-clas­si­cal and cin­e­matic med­leys. Some of the note­wor­thy pro­grammes in­cluded dances based on Tel­ugu saint-poet An­na­macharya’s life. The Tel­ugu Fes­ti­vals pre­sented by the woman mem­bers show­cas­ing the im­por­tant fes­ti­vals of the Tel­ugu states won the ac­claim of the view­ers.

The high­light of the event Chil­dren’s Fash­ion show stole the show of the day, and the grand fi­nale was ded­i­cated to the pop­u­lar ac­tor of In­dian film in­dus­try, Sridevi, who passed away re­cently. Pop­u­lar songs of Sridevi from a wide spec­trum of her act­ing ca­reer were repli­cated on stage. Con­ceived and di­rected by Nityanand, Ganesh, the cul­tural sec­re­taries, Murali, co-con­vener and Pa­van, the PRO of the Tel­ugu Vib­hag, the item en­grossed the au­di­ence with ex­cel­lent per­for­mance by all dancers.

The en­tire event was con­ducted on a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated stage, with Taj Ma­hal as the back­drop.

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