Sydney siders originated from Telangana shared joys and celebrated with holi colours on 24th February 2014 on the occasion of Telangana bill passed in Indian Parliament to form 29th Indian State of “TELANGANA”.
The Indian Government announced creation of Telangana state after both houses of Indian parliament passed the Telangana state hood bill on 20th of Feb-2014 up on extensive consultations with all major political parties. The announcement about Telangana follows a 60-year campaign for its creation. People from Telangana region are against merger to Andhra Pradesh state based on Telugu speaking background (Linguistics basis) back in 1956 from former princely state of Hyderabad.
Since then this resource rich region has faced years of neglect by the state government headed by Andhra Pradesh political leadership.
More than 1200 youth sacrificed their lives as they lost confidence on a 56- year campaign for creation of statehood.
ATF get together started at 4.00pm on Sunday 23rd Feb 2014 in Parramatta Park. Event Started with lighting candle lamp at Telangana Thalli photo by Mr Hem Chander and payed homage to martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the noble cause and then every one welcomed the decision of Indian Government. ATF congratulated Telangana people living in Australia and across globe.
Australian Telangana Forum expressed this decision is neither a victory nor defeat between the Telugu people and allows Telangana people aspiration and self rule. This decision will make much stronger Telugu community and prosper in both states.