Telugu Association of Malaysia (TAM) is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation of the people of Telugu origin residing in Malaysia. It was first established in Bagan Datoh, Perak on the 17th of July 1955 as Malaya Andhra Sangamu.
On 16th December 1963, it was renamed as Malaysia Andhra Sangamu and was subsequently renamed on the 2nd of October 1983 as TELUGU ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA.
In the continued efforts to safeguard cultural identity, heritage and preserve the Telugu language, Telugu Association of Malaysia has todate established 30 branches nationwide and currently represents approximately 500,000 Telugus in Malaysia.
TAM members are well rounded participants coming from all walks of life including professionals and entrepreneurs.
TAM is ever proud to remind as the organiser of 2nd World Telugu Conference and TAM Silver Jubilee Celebration in the year 1981 in Malaysia. In the year 2006 again, Telugu International Cultural Conference and TAM Golden Jubilee.
TAM adopts a tradition of celebration most important festivals such as Sankarati, Ugadi (Telugu New Year), Sri Rama Nawami and Deepavali. TAM as a cultural organisation takes great pride in conducting special events with the reputed personalities from music, cinema, political and administrative arena as TAM grow and prosper.
Telugu Association of Malaysia realises the importance of uniting the Telugu Community by organising cultural, educational, religious and social activities in order to preserve and promote the Telugu Language and Culture and living in harmony with other communities in Malaysia.
To uphold the dignity and identity of Telugu Community amongst the multi racial ethnicities in Malaysia.
1. To promote, preserve and safeguard the Telugu language, economic, social, cultural, spiritual, religious and educational interests of the Telugu community in Malaysia.
2. To encourage formation of co-operatives and other welfare schemes including Educational Foundation amongst the Telugu Community.
3. To create a sense of solidarity amongst Telugus and other communities in Malaysia at large.
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