More than 100 people gathered Dec. 4 at the Newhall Community Center as the Telegu community of Southern California celebrated Christmas and honored Telegu actress Jaya Sudha Kapoor, who spoke about her life story.
The ninth annual event was sponsored by the International Friendship Center. Rabi Maharaj, author of “Death of a Guru,” spoke about the true meaning of Christmas. The program included carols from the Telugu Christian fellowship and the Messick family singers, as well as classical Christmas song performances by youth and adult performers. Bashar Khan played instrumental music and sang oldies.
Santa Clarita Councilman Jason Gibbs was a guest speaker.