1. What is TDF?
TDF-USA is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a platform for
People of Telangana Origin (POTOs) to come together to discuss various problems
faced by Telangana people. Telangana is a region
in south-central India, forming the northern part of the present-day state of
Andhra Pradesh. The region has a rich tradition of culture and language with
powerful expressions and sophisticated narratives. History, language, and
dialect have molded Telangana sensibilities and identity. In spite of the
abundant natural resources such as great rivers, fertile land, rich forest and
mineral resources, Telangana today presents a desolate picture of poverty,
endemic political violence and environmental devastation. The people of
Telangana have been left behind in many areas of socio-economic development for
various reasons. Betrayal of Telangana region and its people by successive
governments, over many decades, aided and abetted by Telangana leaders, has
contributed to this misery.
2. Who are we?
We area people of Telangana origin working towards the development of
Telangana. We help any individual or group, political, non-political working
for the development of Telangana.
3. What we do?
TDF-USA organizes seminars and community events to bring people together and
educate ourselves about problems faced by Telangana people. TDF is also
involved in voter education campaign during elections in Telangana. TDF-USA is
also involved in organizing cultural and family events to help strengthen
community bonds among Telangana people in USA. TDF will assist individuals
and organizations that may want to take up charitable developmental activities
in Telangana. TDF will take up organization development activities by building
local chapters in major cities across USA and may assist with development of
international communities similar to that of TDF-USA.
4. TDF Objectives:
Telangana Development Forum (TDF) works towards achieving the following goals:
Providing a platform primarily for Non Resident Telangana people people of
Telangana Origin and their children and other people and organizations
interested in the causes supported by TDF-USA to come together for broader
discussion of various problems facing Telangana.
Help eliminate blocks that are preventing Telangana being developed. TDF
believes that having a separate Telangana state will put more control of its
resources in the hands of Telangana people and help preserve its unique
To strengthen cultural identity of Telangana among Telangana people living in
To develop and maintain an active web site that serves as a depository of
information resources and links about Telangana along with a cyber space
meeting place for the members to exchange and discuss views about Telangana
Assist the sponsors of developmental projects in Telangana through their funds
channelization and bringing needy people, places, projects and implementation
resources together through its foundation activities.
If you are interested to join TDF, please complete this
application form and send it to the address listed on the form.