Ottawa Telugu Association (OTA) is a Not-For-Profit social and cultural community association preserving & promoting the language & culture of Telugu people in and around Canada’s National Capital region – Ottawa, Gatineau and neighboring areas.
At OTA we believe that the future of our Telugu community in Canada is not only about preserving and promoting our culture and language that have a rich heritage dating back to as far as 1500 BCE but also in enabling our community – the people of Telugu origin and their diaspora merge into Canadian multicultural society with deep roots of support, strong branches of help, lush green leaves, flowers and fruit as shining examples of the togetherness, remarkably warm hospitality and good nature that our culture and support brings into our lives.
OTA came into existence initially as Andhra Cultural Association circa. 1979 when a group of Telugu families newly immigrated to Canada, living in Ottawa have realized that they need to bond stronger as a group in order to be able to help and support each other to keep up with their culture, language and their lives in the Canadian society.
Our founding members have envisioned promoting the culture of Telugu people and over the decades have laid a great platform for us to keep-up our values, language, culture and community support through OTA. Thanks to our members for the boundless support and contribution, OTA not only encourages and supports talent from within our Telugu community but also encourages local talent in various fields.
The association has been registered as a not-for-profit corporation 2010 with the name “Ottawa Telugu Association”.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Roopa Sree Tungaturthi
Sri Lakshmi Vadlamani
Operations and Finance
Ram Mohan Sure Phani Koya Sandeep Guntupalli
Sudheer Paladugu Chandrasekhar Sarma Mallubotla