About

About TeNA

Welcome to Telangana NRI Association (TeNA), a USA registered not-for-profit organization formed by the Telangana Non Resident Indians (TNRIs), to preserve the cultural identity and contribute to its development. TeNA is formed to provide a platform for literary, cultural, educational, social and developmental activities in USA and in Telangana.

Telangana is a region in south central India, constituting most of the Deccan plateau. Centuries of independent existence has given Telangana its distinctive and rich culture and identity. This region is rich in natural resources with vast stretches of forests, rich mineral resources and great rivers.  Entire Telangana is sandwiched between two major rivers of India, Krishna and Godavari.

This great region with rich resources, after being forcefully merged with Andhra region against the wishes of its people has been subject to internal colonization for the past fifty years. Today Telangana presents a desolate picture with rampant poverty, illiteracy, child labor, farmer suicides, and unemployment, water and electricity shortages due to discriminatory policies of successive AP governments.

Today Telangana is a tale of misery with diverted resources, discriminated policies, suppressed culture and ridiculed language.  Telangana today is a story of broken promises and shattered hopes, a story of continuous betrayals and brutal suppression.

In this context, there is an increasing need for Non Resident Telanganites to do their part in development of Telangana.  TeNA will provide a platform for TNRI’s (Telangana Non Resident Indians) to

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  • Preserve and promote Telangana Culture and Identity in North America and Internationally
  • Engage in developmental and charitable activities in Telangana.
  • Conduct seminars, publish papers/books to educate TNRIs about problems and solutions about the issues of Telangana

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Our mission

  • Preserve

    Will preserve and promote Telangana Culture and Identity in North America and Internationally.

  • Engage

    Will engage in developmental and charitable activities in Telangana.

  • Educate

    Will conduct seminars, publish papers/books to educate TNRIs about problems and solutions about the issues of Telangana.