Melbourne 17 OCT 2015 :  Melbourne Telangana Forum ( MTF) under  the Leadership of President MR Rajesh ToutiReddy , Sectary General  AnilDeep  Charlapally and Vice president Nandini Biskunda   had celebrated their crown event of the year Bathukamma  2015. This extravaganza event was Endorsed by Telangana Samskruthika Shakha  and  Australian MultiCultural  Community Services Inc  & proudly supported by Victorian Multicultural Commission,  Maribyrnong  City Council and other  prominent local business. Melbourne Telangana Forum ( MTF ) Bathukamma 2015 (1) Melbourne Telangana Forum ( MTF ) Bathukamma 2015 (3) Melbourne Telangana Forum ( MTF ) Bathukamma 2015 (4) REC  WEST  was decorated with colourful  Telangana Bathukamma theme , entrance was turned into a kakathiya kala thoranam and  Walls in the hall was decorated with wall posters with the photos of dominant Temples in Telangana which has enhanced the festive atmosphere . Everyone at the event was in full traditional attire. More than 2500 people of Telugu origin had attended the celebrations. MTF has organised various cultural programs like Bathukamma dances , kollatam, bollywood dance ,  kids activities , Best bathukamma competition and many more .. Chief Guests for the event are Smt. Gongidi Sunitha Mahender Reddy  Garu  MLA & Whip from Telangana State Government,  Sri Mahender Reddy garu TRS nalgonda ,  Hon Marsha Rose Thomson  MP ,  Cr Nam Quach Mayor  Maribyrnong City Council ,  Elizabeth Drozd  VMC commissioner , many other Telugu Community leaders in Melbourne. Gongidi  sunitha Mahender Reddy has spoken about the  traditional  & Cultural aspects of the bathukamma festival  and also  stressed on the fact that NRI's has a vital role in shaping the Bangaru Telangana.