Nigeria Telugu Sangham organised Sankranthi Sambaralu on 26th January 2014 @ Hotel Karma, Apapa, Lagos was a great success. The Programme has started with “Lighting of Lamps” by Sri & Smt M.N.Rao, Chairman & Trustee of Telugu Association of Nigeria (Nigeria Telugu Sangham) followed by Ganesh Prardhana and our national song “Vande Mataram” as a part of Republic Day celebrations. All kids enjoyed waving flags on the stage along with instrumental music of “Sare Jahan Se Acha …” played by Master Tanmay.

Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations

TAN President Sri. P. Srinivas Rao delivered Welcome Speech and invited all Telugus to the Sankranthi Sambaralu. The Programme was hosted by Smt. Sucharitha Vasishta, Sri Srikath Vasishta – Organising Secretary and Sri. Cheruvu Srinivas – Vice President of TAN. On the event of Sankranthi Sambaralu TAN has launched the LOGO, Website, and Membership Card. Logo was inaugurated by Sri & Smt. P.V.S.Sagar Trustee of TAN, Website (www.tan.com.ng) was launched by Sri & Smt. V.S.Reddy Trustee of TAN and Membership Card was launched by Sri & Smt. Srinivas Reddy. Sri. P.S.Balu and Sri. Seshagiri Rao have started the celebrations by distributing the gifts to winners of Muggula Potilu and Drawing competitions organised on 19th January 2014.

Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations

Then the Sankranthi celebrations started with wonderful performances by Telugu Children and Woman. Everyone has participated in more than 25 programs, including Solo Dances, Group Dances, Singing, and mono acting. Lots of Fun Games were organised for adults. TAN has organised a grand buffet lunch at the venue.

As a remembrance of Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, all Telugus expressed “Sradhanjali” to great personality of Telugu Cinema Industry. Programme ended with Vote of Thanks by Mr. Praveen Kumar, General Secretary of TAN and with National Anthem.

TAN president has appreciated all committee members Sri. E. Siva Krishna Reddy, Sri. Appaji, Sri. D.Srinivas Rao, Sri. P.Venkatesh, Sri. Suresh,  Sri. Nagireddy, Sri. Praveen Atloori, Sri. Pavan Kumar Smt. Lakshmi, Smt.Keerthi and Smt. Vardhini who contributed for the success of the event.

Trustees of TAN and all Telugus have appreciated Team TAN for the Mega Event organised with lots fun and entertainment.

Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
 Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
 Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
 Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
 Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations
Nigeria Sankranthi Sambaralu and Republic Day celebrations