About a hundred families in Beijing congregated at an Indian restaurant yesterday and celebrated the Telugu New Year Ugadi in traditional style.
This was the first time the festival was celebrated under the newly formed Chita which is comprised of software professionals, researches, media professionals and students working in various Chinese universities and academic institutions.
Similarly, the Shanghai Telugu Association too celebrated the event with over 100 people taking part, its organisers said.
With the steady rise of Indian professionals as well as businessmen, cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou already have Indian Associations. Beijing has a well-established Malayalee Association as well as Tamil Sangam.
These associations enable the Indian expats and their family members to congregate and celebrate festivals and cultural events.