The three-day conference, from April 12 to 14, will have interactive sessions on several subjects

This April, representatives of Telugu community from across the world will gather in Malaysia to promote Telugu culture and arts.

World Telugu Federation along with the Telugu Association of Malaysia will organise its tenth biennial conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Last time, the Federation held its conference in Chennai.

Addressing mediapersons in the city on Friday, the Federation’s president V.L. Indira Dutt said the conference would hold discussions on several subjects, including the dying arts of Andhra Pradesh, influence of Telugu cinema and Telugu literature and its development.

“We want to enlighten the youth and children, particularly those abroad, about Telugu culture and the language. We expect at least 3,000 delegates from across the world to participate,” she said.

The three-day conference, from April 12 to 14, will have interactive sessions on several subjects such as Telugu heritage and culture, its importance, and Telugu’s origin and development.

There would also be performances such as Lambadi dance and programmes on dying arts like folk music instruments of Andhra Pradesh.

Besides programmes for youth, women and children, the conference will also deal with trade and commerce and provide opportunities for business interactions.

The Federation is involved in carrying out various activities in its Chennai centre located on G.N. Chetty Road in T. Nagar. It conducts free classes in Telugu language, music and yoga.

Achaiah Kumar Rao, president of the Telugu Association of Malaysia, said the Telugu community accounted for three per cent of the country’s population.

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