Deputy mayor of Dartford attends Kent Telugu community event
PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 29 October 2018
Executive team members of Kent Telugu Community (KTC UK) hosted an event on October 13, which deputy mayor of Dartford Roger S L Perfitt attended as chief guest at Castlehill community centre in Swanscombe.
The event was combination of two Hindu festivals, Bathukamma and Dandiya.
Krishna Pavan Challa, KTC executive team member, said the event was full of “energy, enthusiasm and fun.”
He added: “It was certainly a big success event given the Telugu Community’s crowd presence and the true spirit.
“Nearly 140 people attended and each person and family enjoyed the festival, where they danced until the traditional festival ritual was performed at the end.
“Having the mayor in attendance as chief guest created special focus to the event.
“There were lot of people taking photos and selfies with him while he was giving the prizes for winners.
“It helped the Telugu community to personally interact with him and also shared both the festivals’ culture, tradition and custom values.”