Telangana American Telugu Association (T.A.T.A) celebrated its 2nd Bathukamma at Swami Narayan Temple, Monmouth Junction in NJ on October 9th 2016 with over 600 attending the event.

The backdrop of the temple deities, the colorful dresses and very well crafted colorful Bathukammas made the atmosphere even more joyful. People from all over NJ , NY and Philadelphia  started to arrive to partake in the festivities and started taking pictures with their favorite Bathukammas that were on display, Lunch was prepared and their culinary skills were displayed by the volunteers of the organization. Sports activities began immediately after the attendees finished enjoying delicious and sumptuous homemade delicacies.

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T.A.T.A Advisory Council Chairman Dr Pailla Malla Reddy, President Jhansi Reddy, Member Mohan Patlolla  Advisory council member, Mahender Musuku President Elect, Srinivas Anugu EVP, Ramesh Chandra National-Coordinator, Santhosh Pathuri Internal Affairs Coordinator, BOD Ram Reddy Malladi, BOD Suresh Reddy  and RVP Dhanraj Seri thanked all the sponsors, organizers, volunteers and especially the families who participated in the event in spite of bad weather and change in venue to make it a grand success.

The event was well attended by dignitaries from other associations, Dr Prem Sagar Reddy (N.AT.A Advisory Council Chairman), Rajeshwar Reddy Gangasani (N.A.T.A) President Elect and NATA AC, EC and RVP’s, Mohan Krishna Mannava (NATS President). Murali Chintalapani TDF and Guru Alampalli TFAS President, Suresh Chatakondu NRIVA BOD. T.A.T.A President Jhansi Reddy and President-Elect Mahender Musuku also wished everyone and thanked Dr.Prem Sagar Reddy for accepting the invitation and attending the event. They also thanked the volunteers especially women team for their hard work and dedication in making the event a very huge success.

This event was led by RVP Dhanraj Seri, Bindu Madiraju TATA Women chair and Raja Lakshmi Palwai Women Coordinator NJ with the help from strong ladies team Saritha Komatireddy, Devi Bandala, Suneetha Kambhaladinne, Neelima Bhonagiri, Varalaxmi Palghat, Saritha Vuppala, Keerthi Reddy, Pallavi Reddy, Saritha Chintawar, Saritha Arjula and Deepthi Mamidi. T.A.T.A also handed over volunteer certificates to all the children who helped with the event in various capacities.

Pictures for the event can be found here: https://goo.gl/photos/Wac9Z6KXUSVtFKew7