New York: North American Telugu Association (NATA) has conducted fundraising event in New York and raised over $150K for NATA Convention Dallas 2016, which will be held in Dallas from May 27 to May 29, 2016. NATA President Mohan Mallam, Advisory Council Member Adisesha Reddy have attended this event organized by New York NATA Team Dr. Stanley Reddy (Advisory Council), Pradeep Samala (National Convention Advisor), Rami Alla Reddy (Executive Director), Vishnu Kotimreddy (BOD), Chinnababu Reddy (Membership Chair), Ashok Attada (RVP), Venkatesh Muthyala and Regional Coordinators Bhagavan Nadimpalli, Bala Konda Reddy, Madhavi Korukonda, Murali Mettela, Raghurama Raju Thotakura, Sandeep Varma, Satya Valli Srinivas Tammisetti.
The New York team held its fundraiser on January 22 at Cottillion Restaurant, Long Island, NY. This event was hosted by Dr. Stanley Reddy to promote Dallas 2016 Convention and raise funds for the Convention. This event was attended by 250 NATA members, supporters, Telugu community leaders, physicians, business owners and IT Professionals from New York and Connecticut even though big snow storm was in the forecast. That shows the love and affection of the Telugu community towards NATA. Singers Praveen and Parijatha have entertained audience with melody and fast beat songs.
President Dr. Mohan Mallam thanked the New York team for organizing such a big event and explained that NATA stands for Telugu Culture and Community Service. He has explained the activities organized as part of NATA Sevadays 2015. Pradeep Samala has presented a NATA Convention Video and given the details about Dallas Convention to the NATA Donors. Convention Convener Dr. Ramana Reddy and Coordinator Rama Surya Reddy and his team are working hard to make this convention memorable to all of us. Chinnababu Reddy and Pradeep Samala have announced the donor names.
Dr. Stanley Reddy welcomed all friends for showing solidarity for NATA and praised the team for coordinating this event and making it a grand success. Dr. Adisesha Reddy said he is very happy to see a lot of enthusiasm in New York and encouraged people to donate generously to celebrate our Telugu Culture.
NATA Execute Director Rami Alla Reddy has explained NATA Idol – Singing Competition, to be organized by NATA to encourage singing talent in USA. NATA Idol will be organized in 10 cities across America and Semifinals and Finals will be held at Dallas Convention. Madhavi Korukonda introduced committee members for NATA Idol Team Arundhathi Adupa, Padmini Evani, Uma Reddy and Yamuna Karthik.
NATA RVP Ashok Attada has detailed all the past activities and thanked all the NATA leaders for their continued support. Regional coordinators received roaring applause from the audience for their dedication.