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About TAL

Telugu association of London (TAL) is a not-for-profit widely known first ever Telugu charity organization in UK (UK registered charity organization No. 1137074). TAL was formed in April 2005 with a clear vision and objective to lay foundations for Telugui speaking community.

TAL motto: Unite, Cherish and Share Telugu Culture

What we do?

TAL runs various cultural programmes throughout the year under following sub-groups, to name a few below.

  • TCC (Telugu Culture Centre) organises the following activities
    • Telugu language classes for all
    • Violin, Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance), Carnatic Vocal (Indian classical vocal), Bollywood Dance for juniors and adults
    • Children's day with performances by TCC students each November
  • TAL Sports organises following activities
    • TPL (TAL Premier League) running Cricket championships each summer
    • Badminton, Chess, Volleyball championships each winter
  • TWF (TAL Women Forum)
    • Various activities for Women throughout the year

TAL has restored the Grave of the British Born Telugu writer/poet Sir. Charles Philip Brown (CP Brown) in London and also we started TAL Cultural Centres to teach Telugu Language and fine arts to preserve our language and culture and pass it onto the next generations. We had the greatest honour of felicitating Great Grandson of Sir. Arthur Cotton who built many dams across rivers in India.

In addition to this, TAL charity recognises the achievements of various artists, performers and exponents and bring their works to the notice of thousands of new audiences through our most popular annual celebration on every Telugu New year day “Ugadi” in London. TAL conducts talent hunts and surveys.

Also brings out a colourful cultural souvenir “Maa Telugu” (means Our Language) every year with works from various artists, authors, writers, scientists, professionals, students, business community etc... We also encourage the artists by grandly felicitating and respecting their work by commissioning “Cultural Excellence Award” and “Life Time Achievement Award” every year. I am very pleased to say that 8 eminent people received life time achievement awards in due recognition to their dedication for the very development of the humanity and society in Britain and a total of 14 including local and international artists received Cultural excellence and appreciation awards.

Throughout the year in addition to other charitable, social, women's, sporting and youth activities TAL also provide opportunities for cultural sharing and skills development through our international arts performance and exchange program on various international stages in and around London. We support cultural practitioners, for example in the areas of music and dance, literature to have their work appreciated by others and their concerns staged and propagated at a local and global level. We are making every attempt to understand and develop projects to foster greater respect and understanding between different identities in London, particularly in the areas of education, music, dance, linguistics, sports etc... As part of our curriculum we celebrate Children's day in aid of UNICEF every year on eve of the birth anniversary of India’s First Prime Minister Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru.

TAL Objectives

  • Preserve, maintain and carry forward the cultural heritage of Telugu Community in the UK.
  • Assist and propagate cultural, literary, educational, social, economic and community affairs of the people of Telugu community in UK.
  • Organise periodic Telugu literary, cultural and educational conferences, seminars, workshops to promote TAL objectives; and, to collaborate, cooperate, assist and encourage Telugu literary, cultural and educational conferences, seminars in the UK and other countries.
  • Encourage and facilitate to follow the Telugu customs, traditions and values. Foster friendship and understanding among Telugus and promote unity among the community.
  • Organise, encourage the charity events and programmes for the benefit of the people in general and community in particular.
  • Initiate, promote and maintain unity, friendly, co-operative relations with other Telugu organisations in the UK, Europe and other countries.
  • Raise, solicit, collect and disburse funds, charities and donations for cultural, educational and charitable purposes either directly or in cooperation with other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and other countries.
  • Affiliate and cooperate with and help to manage associations or societies having similar objectives.
  • To stimulate imaginative and progressive thinking in the arts, and to act as a consistent forum for innovative, experimental and new artistic endeavour to enrich our art and literary forms.
  • Support and encourage the societies, institutions, bodies, individuals dedicated for the development of Telugu language, literature and art forms.
  • Organise and workout exchange programmes for children and youth to bridge live cultural relations with Andhra Pradesh.
  • Negotiate to promote and propagate Telugu language and Telugu history through the media and other institutions.
  • Negotiate and represents to concerned authorities, institutions, governmental bodies in the UK as well as in India for the general problems of the community.

Meet The Team (Since Jan 2017)

Board of Trustees

Satyendra

Mr. Satyendra
Pagadala

Chairman

SridharMedishetty

Mr. Sridhar
Medichetty

Vice Chairman

Mr. Sridhar Somishetty

Mr. Sridhar
Somishetty

Treasurer

Mrs. Bharathi Kandukuri

Mrs. Bharathi
Kandukuri

Cultural

MalleshKota

Mr. Mallesh
Kota

Trustee

Mrs. Nirmala Dhavala

Mrs. Nirmala
Dhavala

Trustee - TCC

Mr. Kiran Reddy Kappeta

Mr. Kiran Reddy
Kappeta

IT & Comms

Mr. Srinivasa Kornepati

Mr. Srinivasa
Kornepati

Sports

Advisors

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju

Dr. Ramulu
Dasoju

Mr. Ramanaidu Boyalla

Mr. Ramanaidu
Boyalla

Dr. Venu Kavartapu

Dr. Venu
Kavartapu

Dr. Bapuji Rao Velagapudi

Dr. Bapuji Rao
Velagapudi

Dr. SYPC Prasad Rao

Dr. SYPC
Prasad Rao

Mrs. Dharmavati Nistala

Mrs. Dharmavati
Nistala

Mr. Sanjay Bhiraju

Mr. Sanjay
Bhiraju

Previous Teams

Vice Chairman

Mr. Satyendra P

Vice Chairman

Mr. Balaji Callur

Treasurer

Mr. Sridhar Medichetty

Culturals

Mr. Mallesh Kota

Fund Raising

Mr. Sridhar Somisetty

Trustee

Mrs. Bharati Kandukuri

Trustee

Mrs. Nirmala Dhavala

IT & Comms

Mr. Kiran Kappeta

Sports

Mr. Srinivas Kornepati

"from Oct 2015 till Jan 2017 - Team volunteered during this period as TAL Board of Trust."

Chair Person

Mrs. Dharmavati Nistala

Vice Chairman

Mr. Satyendra P

Treasurer

Mr. Sridhar Medichetty

Culturals

Mr. Mallesh Kota

IT & Comms

Mr. Vamsee Mohan

Sports & Youth

Mr. Ravi Sabba

Advisor

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju

Advisor

Mr. Ramanaidu Boyalla

Advisor

Dr. Venu Kavartapu

"from Sept 2014 till Oct 2015 - Team volunteered during this period as TAL Board of Trust."

Organising committee lead

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju

Organising committee member

Mrs. Dharmavati Nistala

Organising committee member

Mr. Sanjay Bhiraju

Organising committee member

Mr. Mallesh Kota

Organising committee member

Mr. Satyendra P

Organising committee member

Mr. Ravi Sabba

Organising committee member

Mr. Balaji Callur

"from June 2014 till Sept 2014 - Team volunteered during this period as interim Organising committee."

Chariman

Mr. Sanjay Bhiraju (Trustee)

Treasurer

Mrs. Dharmavati Nistala (Trustee)

Trustee

Mr. R. Mahakala (Trustee)

Trustee

Dr. Hariprasad K (Trustee)

Trustee

Mr. Ravi Mocherla (Trustee)

Advisor

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju (Advisor)

Secretary-IT&Communications

Mr. Vamsee Mohan S (Secretary)

Secretary-Youth&Sports

Mr. Ravi Sabba (Secretary)

Secretary-Cultural Events

Mr. Ganesh Kumar P (Secretary)

Secretary-Membership&Accounts

Dr. Kiran Mummaneni (Secretary)

Secretary-FundRaising

Mr. Shankar Devarashetty (Secretary)

Secretary-General Administration

Mr. Balaji Callur (Secretary)

"2013 till 2014 June - Team volunteered during this period"

Chairman

Mr. Sreedhar Vanam(Trustee)

Vice Chariman

Dr. Mahesh Kumar (Trustee)

Treasurer

Mr. Surya Kandukuri (Trustee)

Events InCharge

Mr. Sanjay Bhiraju (Trustee)

Comms InCharge

Mr. Mallesh Kota (Trustee)

Advisor

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju (Advisor)

Advisor

Mr. Ramanaidu (Advisor)

Womens Secretary

Mrs. Dharmavati Nistala (Secretary)

Fundraising Secretary

Mr. Ravi Mocherla (Secretary)

Cultural Secretary

Mr. R Mahakala (Secretary)

Administration Secretary

Dr. Hariprasad K (Secretary)

InCharge Membership Secretary

Mr. Vamsee Mohan S (Incharge-Secretary)

InCharge Sports Secretary

Mr. Ravi Sabba (Incharge-Secretary)

"2010 till 2013 - Team volunteered during this period"

Trustee&President

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju (President)

Trustee&Chairman

Mr. Ramanaidu (Chairman)

Trustee&ViceChairman

Mr. Prabhakar Kaza (Vice Chairman)

Trustee

Dr. Goverdhan Reddy (Trustee)

Trustee

Mr. Ramana Nama (Trustee)

Trustee&Treasurer

Mr. Sreedhar Vanam(Trustee)

Trustee&VicePresident

Dr. Mahesh Kumar (Trustee)

General Secretary

Mr. Surendar Reddy (Gen. Secretary)

Joint Secretary

Mr. Surya K (Jt. Secretary)

Womens Secretary

Ms. Anita N (Secretary)

Membership Secretary

Mr. Sanjay B (Secretary)

IT Secretary

Mr. Sridhar M (Secretary)

Cultural Secretary

Mrs. Ragasudha V (Secretary)

Literature Secretary

Mr. Madhava T (Secretary)

Sports Secretary

Mr. Shravan L (Secretary)

Youth & Students Secretary

Mr. Acharan Reddy (Secretary)

Media Secretary

Mr. Mallesh Kota (Secretary)

Administration Secretary

Ms. Dipthi S (Secretary)

Coordinator-West

Mr. Srinivas Reddy (Coordinator)

Coordinator-East

Mr. Ravi Mocherla (Coordinator)

Executive Member

Mr. Jaykumar G (Exec. Member)

Executive Member

Mr. Raju M (Exec. Member)

Executive Member

Mr. Uday B (Exec. Member)

Executive Member

Mr. Narendra M (Exec. Member)

"2008 till 2010 - Team volunteered during this period"

President

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju (President)

ViceChairman

Mr. Pavan Badhukal (Vice President)

General Secretary

Mr. Ramanaidu (Gen. Secretary)

Treasurer

Mr. Sreedhar Vanam(Treasurer)

Cultural Secretary

Dr. Mahesh Kumar (Secretary)

IT Secretary

Mr. Sanjay B (Secretary)

Womens Secretary

Mrs. Pavani K (Secretary)

Organising Secretary

Mr. Sridhar M (Secretary)

Membership Secretary

Mr. Satyendra P (Secretary)

"2006 till 2008 - Team volunteered during this period"

Founding Team Member

Dr. Ramulu Dasoju

Founding Team Member

Mr. Pavan Badhukal

Founding Team Member

Mr. Ramanaidu

Founding Team Member

Mr. Sreedhar Vanam

Founding Team Member

Dr. Mahesh Kumar

Founding Team Member

Mr. Surender Reddy

Founding Team Member

Mr. Prabhakar Kaza

Founding Team Member

Mr. Sanjay B

Founding Team Member

Mr. Satyendra P

Founding Team Member

Mrs. Pavani K

Founding Team Member

Ms. Anita Nomula

Founding Team Member

Mr. Sridhar M

"2005 - Founding team members"