Chennai

Ugadi festival celebration

All India Telugu Federation will hold a function in the city to celebrate Ugadi festival on Saturday.

Addressing press briefing here on Monday, the Federation's general secretary M.V. Narayana Gupta said though the festival falls in the month of March, the federation celebrated it during May for the convenience of the members.

The Federation also plans to put forth a few demands to the State Government during the function. “We do not have a cultural centre for Telugu people in the city. We also want Telugu to be included as an option for second language in schools,” said Mr. Gupta.

Besides donating clothes to 100 persons, the Federation would also honour senior citizens who have contributed for a social cause. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, Puducherry Chief Minister V.Vaithilingam and Tamil Nadu Transport Minister K.N. Nehru would participate in the function to be conducted at the Music Academy.

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