Telugu Community in Oman has celebrated yet another mega event in Al Felaj Hotel on 23 rd March 2012 with a huge crowd on the auspicious of UGADI which they believe their traditional new year.
Ugadi name has been changed from Yuga Aadi (Yuga + Aadi means "Beginning of New age"). The ages starting from a major reference point are Golden age, Silver age, Copper age and Iron age and also known in Hindi as Satyuga or Krutha yuga, Treta yuga, Dwapar yuga and Kaliyuga. The very end of Iron age i.e. the Kaliyuga is refer to hell or "Naraka" or the age of ignorance, which our Puranas or even in Srimath Bhagavath Gita mentioned that the Kaliyuga is "the night of the Brahma, the creator of new world and the Satyuga is the Day of Brahma".
It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day – Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya’s calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants (barren until now) acquiring new life, shoots and leaves. Spring is considered the first season of the year hence also heralding a new year and a new beginning. The vibrancy of life and verdant fields and meadows full of colorful blossoms signifies growth, prosperity and well-being.
Dr ABK Prasad who is the doyen of vernacular journalism of Andhra Pradesh. With a powerful journalistic career spread over about 50 years Dr. ABK has the singular honor of being the Editor of all the mainstream journals in Telugu Language. Telugu community has taken the honor of felicitating such a giant personality who is dedicating his whole life for the promotion of Telugu Culture. Audience were refreshed about the significance of Telugu and the traditions of ancient Telugu people by Dr ABK. He asserted “Brotherhood continues to be essence of life only strong relations amongst people would keep them intact and live harmoniously”.
The program began with Famous Kuchipude dancer Kuma Koka Vijaya Lashmi performing a classical dance depicting several thematic mythological illustrations that give goodness to the society followed by a Magic show by Mr Altaf Ali who is popularly known as Magic Ali. He has stolen the hearts of children.
Prominent Ghazal Singer, Telugu Ghazal Maestro, an Indian classical vocalist, and Pioneer of Art of Telugu ghazal singing who has set three Guinness world records and Limca Record by singing ghazals on Gandhism in 125 world languages was the star attraction of the evening. His style of singing is unique as content of lyrics is so native each person. Hence his songs always reach to the bottom of hearts of audience and every one immerses in the meaning portraying them to be subjects of the song. Dr Srinivas moved the audience to run into tears when he sang Ghazals on mother, father and love.
The whole program was a superb evening presented by Al Wiqayah Trading exclusively for the Telugu Community who are residing in Oman. Dr Rama Devi, a famous fertility specialist who contributed to more than 30,000 mother hood with assisted reproductive methods was introduced to Oman by Dr Rangaiah while thanking His majesty for His benevolence.
Initially Dr Keshav welcomed the gathering. The guests and artists were introduced by Mr Ramdas, Mrs Asma Khan while Prasanna Kumar, Rajendra Prasad, Guna Saida, Ramesh babu, PVSrinivas, Bapi raju, Madhusudhan , Naidu, Anil Kumar, and Haribabu coordinated for the program.