Telugu Association Inc.Sydney Telugu Association Inc Sydney (STA) is an Incorporated non-profit voluntary organization representing and serving the majority of the Telugu community of Sydney since 1993. STA has recently celebrated its two decades of prosperity as 20th year celebrations. We thanks the entire Telugu community and STA supporters for making it successful. Sydney Telugu Association has achieved quite a few milestones in these 21 years by encouraging the talented telugu people and bringing the cohesiveness within the community. This is all possible with the support of the Community, Business Sponsors and the Community Relations Commission of NSW Government. STA is strongly supported by several dedicated volunteers contributing to various subcommittees very efficiently. Here is the list of the STA activities through various sub committees.
Telugu Vani is the Radio Broadcasting wing of Telugu Association. It is the voice of Telugu Community which is the most sought after program by Telugu Community on Saturdays. Vani is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. This team enjoys editorial independence to ensure the quality and integrity of programs aired, and compliance with the standards of the Radio Station.
Telugu Vanita is the ladies forum of Telugu Association started on October 10 1993. The activities of Vanitha are coordinated by a dedicated tem of ladies. Its main objective is to promote the welfare of Telugu women of all ages. It has a pivotal role in organizing welfare tasks such as: Physical fitness; activities such as bush walks, sports, picnics etc Workshops for job seekers on interview preparation and tips Breast screening and mammogram testing Information seminars on diabetes, gastroenterology, stress management, nutrition Workshops of creative skills such as arts and crafts, food preparations and demonstrations Alternative beauty and relaxation techniques such as Reiki and Pranic healing Ladies only entertainment programs to promote festivals (Holi, Dasara). Propagating Telugu values and traditions to next generation young-adults Charity and senior citizens/community based activities, blood donation, help in soup kitchens etc. Monthly bush walks Tree planting in consultation with local councils Literary and recreational activities Organize factory outlet shopping or long distance sight-seeing bus tours for women. Contact: vanitha(at)sydneytelugu.org
Telugu Vidyalayam (School) is the educational wing of Telugu Association to preserve Telugu language amongst Telugu families by teaching Telugu to children. Telugu School is run every weekend to teach Telugu language to children and encouraged them to speak in it. They are run in public schools in Sydney supported by dedicated teachers. These Schools are recognized by NSW Government for the sanctioning of grants. These Schools adopt modern teaching methods with hands-on projects. Many students are encouraged to present their skills through stage activities in the Association’s cultural functions. The classes are presently held at: Eastwood Public School, Holsworthy Public School, Darcy Road Public School and Strathfield South Public School.
STA publishes a monthly Telugu magazine with news and articles. Apart from the Association’s news, Vahini contains articles written by local and international authors and cartoons. Vahini is run by an Editorial Board with autonomy and editorial independence to ensure quality and integrity of the matter published in it. Vahini encourages every Telugu person to write articles in Telugu for publication. However, Vahini recognizes that the next generation Telugu children in Australia may have limited knowledge of writing skills in Telugu. Therefore, as Vahini is the community’s magazine, it would like to encourage every Telugu person to contribute his/her literary work of art for publication in either Telugu or English. This we believe will help us all enjoy the creative talents of Telugu youth. Also, we will be able to increase the circulation of our magazine amongst non-Telugu communities in Australia. Contact: vahini(at)sydneytelugu.org
Sydney Telugu Seniors (STS), a wing of the Telugu Association was formed in April 2016,recognising the changing demographics of Telugu community in NSW and their changing needs. After 24 years of successful service to the Telugu community in NSW, Telugu Association Inc, through its Sydney Telugu Seniors (STS) arm provides a platform toorganise various targeted activities for senior citizens for years to come. Its aim is to contribute to the overall well-being of our Telugu senior citizens. Specific objectives are toconnect seniors to relevant services and expert advice on health, legal and social well-being, empower them to lead fulfilling lives, and provide opportunities to celebrate cultural activities, experiences, events and learning. STS organises educational seminars on health, legal, estate planning and/or finance and other socializing and learning activities. Membership for Sydney Telugu Seniors (STS) group is open for all life members of Telugu Association and/or their spouses who are above the age of 55 years (at least one of them). Other Telugu seniors in NSW who are not members of Telugu Association are also welcome to join the association and take part in our activities and events.
Telugu Association organises several functions every year, including Deepavali and Ugadi which fall around November and March every year. In addition STA arranges New Year`s cruise events mainly for the benefit of visiting relatives of Telugu community. STA also organises annual sports day event in January every year. STA also participates in fairs such as the annual UIA (United Indian Association)`s in Sydney.
During these years Telugu Association felicitated various visiting artistes including Dr S Janaki, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Dr. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Mr T Kodanda Rami Reddy, Mr B V Pattabhi Ram, Magician/Hypnotist, Dr. Sobhanaidu who performed exclusively for the Telugu Association and enthralled the audiences.