Telugu Bhavanam Banquet Set for March 5


HOUSTON: The Houston Telugu community is organizing a Banquet on March 5, (Saturday) at 6 PM at India House to launch its campaign to build Telugu Bhavanam, a community center in Houston. Consul General Parvathaneni Harish will be the Chief Guest for the evening.

The proposed Telugu Bhavanam is designed as a multipurpose facility to promote Telugu language, traditions, education and service to the community. The concept of Telugu Bhavanam has been in the discussion for over a decade. However, it started to take shape in the last few months because of the strong initiative by Sri Chowdary Yalamanchili who offered to make a generous matching donation of $500,000 to build Telugu Bhavanam. This generous commitment by the community leader and entrepreneur energized the community to take concrete steps to plan and build the Telugu Bhavanam.  The community initiated a task force team and had several meetings for the last few months to develop the plans and to seek input from the community. Over $200,000 was also raised in several of these informal meetings.

The task force in consultation with an architect developed detailed plans for the phased development of Telugu Bhavanam including the facility requirements, initial estimates, possible land options, fundraising plans, donor recognitions, maintenance plans, and proposed timeline. The goal of the banquet is to seek support for this exciting project and to involve the community in all phases from planning to inauguration. This project is supported by the Telugu Cultural Association (TCA) and Telangana Association of Greater Houston (TAGH).

The Telugu Bhavanam is registered as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization to serve Telugu community and beyond. It is an autonomous, non-religious, non-political entity and not affiliated to any organization. Please join and pledge your support for Telugu Bhavanam which will be a dream come true for the community.

For information and RSVP, please contact Jagapathi Veerati or Raj Pasala via email: or phone: 713-730-9686.
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