Telugu Association of Connecticut (TACT) is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Connecticut (CT). TACT serves and promotes the Telugu Values, Traditions and Culture amongst the people of CT.
TACT caters to the cultural, social and literary needs of the Telugu people migrated from India as well as their children raised here in USA. TACT celebrates all the major annual Telugu festivals such as Sankranti, Ugadi, Deepavali and Dasara. It strongly encourages participation by members as well as all the interested individuals and families living in the area. Other social events include annual picnic during summer, screening Telugu movies, organizing special cultural events such as Kavi Sammelan, Ashtavadhanam and music concerts by visiting artists from India.
- To bring together the Telugu community living in the State of Connecticut
- To preserve and maintain the heritage of the people of Telugu origin
- To organize and promote literary, cultural, educational, religious, social, and community activities of the Telugu people living in Connecticut
- To solicit, raise, and disburse funds for charitable purposes, cultural, religious and educational activities directly or in cooperation with other not-for-profit organizations of America to meet the aforementioned
- To assist people of Telugu origin in need and aid newly arrived members to settle in America
- To organize Telugu youth conferences, either independently or in cooperation with the Telugu or other associations
- To support other national level Telugu associations in addressing the issues related to Telugu cultural and social needs
- To promote and exchange programs for students, scientists, and professionals of Telugu origin between US, India and other countries