In the run up to World Telugu Conference at Tirupati on December 27, 28 and 29, the district-level Telugu mahasabhalu will begin at Ananda Gajapathi Auditorium on Friday evening.

The conference was to begin on December 1 but was put off due to the death of former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral, said Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah in a release on Thursday. Various cultural activities, in addition to competitions, reflecting the sweetness of Telugu would be conducted till December 15. On the last day, prizes would be distributed to the winners of various competitions.