Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) recently celebrated “Bonalu Celebrations 2016” Cultural Festival in association with the Department of Culture & Language, Government of Telangana on the 30th of July, 2016 at the Artsy ambience of Shilparamam, Hyderabad.
It is to be noted that TITA from its part for the last couple of years has been enthusiastically organizing Bonalu Cultural Festival in Hyderabad IT Corridor signifying Telangana culture and heritage.
This event is celebrated as an annual event where all the IT professionals, Corporates and other employees who belong to the fraternity revel in the cultural tinge of Telangana. Etymologically, in the backdrop of it all, Bonala Jathara entails the worship of Goddess Mahankali with a culture of offering Bonam or Bhojanam (which denotes meal) to the Goddess Mahankali believing that she will weed out the evil and keep pestilence of any sorts at bay.
The Telangana Cultural Teams participating in 'TITA Bonala Jathara 2016' is Oggu Dolu by Purnachandra Garu & team, Kommu Koya by Rajaiah Garu & Team, Dappulu by Gaddam Swamy Garu & team, Kolatam by Mallamma Garu & team, and Folk songs & orchestra by Balaraju Garu & team.
The event which flagged off from Cyber towers to Chinna Peddamma Temple by Government MLA Gongidi Sunitha. The event witnessed delegates from different spheres Home Minister Mr. Nayani Narsimha Reddy, MP Balka Suman, IT corporator Hema Shamala, and many IT Professionals attended the same.
Adding to the euphoria, the program highlighted the Telangana culture such as display of Kommu Koya, ecstatic Sounds of Dappulu, graceful steps of Kolatam, Joy of folk songs and orchestra. The festival environment is quite palpable in the usual hurry burry Hi-tech city. Marking it as an epic event in the history of IT Corridors, TITA has been celebrating the Bonala Jathara from ever since it had become the State Festival. The event witnesses the gathering of many thousands of people every year pushing the boundaries of personal pursuit of excellence.