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When the whole world was celebrating  Father’s day, Chicagoland witnessed another spectacular event conducted by Chicago Andhra Association where hundreds of Telugu people cherished the back home memories.  Taste of  Andhra Heritage and Culture were bought to Chicago, when Chicago Andhra Association fondly known as ‘CAA family’ celebrated Vanabhojanalu – A Garden picnic in Pure authentic Andhra Style .

 

Crowd consisted of 500+ People from Both states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who enjoyed the hospitality, particularly during a Sahapankthi Bhojanam, a traditional way of taking Lunch back home – In a Banana Leaf, with Pulihora and other Andhra Style Curries were served by Hosts. Not only that the Kids were thrilled to eat  in banana Leaf, they were also interested to learn why and how would someone eat on that. All the food planning was led by Anu Gampala, Suresh Sanakkayala and Sujatha Appalaneni and serving was led by Vani Dittakavi, Sunitha Rachapalli and Neelima Boddu. Guests also enjoyed the fresh, tasty and hot corn and Chicken off the grill and this effort was led by Srihari Jasti, Srikrishna Matukumalli and Sailesh Maddi.

 

Few elders who came to visit their Kith and Kin, appreciated the fact that while People in India are leaning towards Buffet Lunch, CAA’s efforts to restore the culture for next Generation are commendable. They said, this gave an opportunity to explain few traditions to their Grandchildren. Hosts were thrilled when few adults stood up themselves and volunteered to serve the lunch.  

 

Several CAA members brought variety pre-cooked dishes especially focused on Dad’s luncheon items for food competition and showed their Love on Dads. This competition was led by Sahiti Kotta, Pavithra Karumuri and Malleswari Pedamallu.

 

While people were seen playing, regular Ball games before lunch, Post Noon witnessed few games that were planned to be played by Fathers and Kids. Most kids were seen dragging their Dads to play, while mothers were cheering for their husbands and kids. All the games were planned and ran by Sandhya Appalaneni, SaiRavi Suribhotla and Hema Tatineni.

 

The snack bazar in the evening witnessed crowds eating the Andhra varieties, but the highlight of the event was a Cool Masala Yogurt Drink (Majjiga) made in Traditional Andhra style with Ginger and Coriander.  After playing in Hot sun, people enjoyed the cool yogurt drink to relax. Fruits like Watermelon and Banana were also made available for a health evening snack and coordinated by Raj Potluri. A special father’s Day Cake was cut by a few Senior citizens including CAA Senior Citizen BoD Ramana Murthy Yadavalli, respecting their presence in the event. 

 

Thanks to Swadesh Media for covering the full event. The event concluded with Vote of Thanks from CAA President, Sundar Dittakavi, Secretary Dinkar Karumuri, Treasurer Raghav Jatla, APDFNA Director Padma Rao Appalaneni and CAA Founders Chairman Srinivas Pedamallu thanking all the Guests, CAA members, BoDs, sub Committees, Volunteers, Co-Telugu Organization leaders and all well-wishers for attending and supporting CAA.

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Chicago: Large number of people of indian origin, attended a spectacular parade in the US town of Naperville to mark India’s 69th Independence Day.

Naperville India Parade saw over floats, dozens of walking groups and marching bands perform in the nearly 2 mile parade, which commenced from 4th Avenue and concluded at Concert Lane in Naperville on Sunday.

Chicago Telugu Association and NATS members actively participated and setup a float and encouraged the participants. Members of Chicago Telugu Association participated various cultural programs during this event.

CTA President Mr. Nagendra Vege, Vice President Mr. Madan Pamulapati, Joint Secretary Mr. Rajesh, Women Coordinators Rani Vege, Bindu Balineni, Mr. Koganti, NATS Director Mr. Pandu, Murali Kalagara and others participated at the event.

CTA and NATS thanked the participants for their support.

Chicago Telugu Association (CTA) and NATS at India Parade in Chicago

 

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డెట్రాయిట్ తార చికాగో లో మెరిసింది. ఈమధ్య అద్భుతంగా జరిగిన నాట్స్ సంబరాల వేడుకలలోని కార్యక్రమాలను చూస్తూన్న ఒక ప్రముఖ సంగీత దర్శకునితో ఇదంతా మొదలయింది. అత్యంత ప్రతిభాశాలి అయిన ఒక డిట్రాయిట్ బాలిక ఆ సంగీత దర్శకుని విభావరిలో పాడటం దగ్గర ముగిసింది. వారిద్దరి ఈ కలయిక చికాగోలో ప్రేక్షకులను ఉర్రూతలూగించింది.  ఆ సంగీత దర్శకుడు తెలుగు సంగీత ప్రియులందరికీ సుపరిచితులయిన శ్రీ అనూప్ రూబెన్స్ అయితే ఆ అమ్మాయి మన డిట్రాయిట్ ధృవతార మన శ్రీచందన అనుమోలు.
Detroits Little Start SHINES in Chicago (1)
వివరాల లోకి వెళితే, నాట్స్ వేడుకలలో, శ్రీ చందన గాత్ర ప్రదర్శన వీడియో లని, అనూప్ రూబెన్స్  అనుకోకుండా చూడడం, ఆమె కి గాయని గా మంచి భవిష్యతు వుందని NATS Board of Directors దగ్గర ప్రస్తావించడం జరిగింది.  శ్రీ చందన ఎవరో ఏమిటో తెలియక పోయినా, NATS Board of Directors, వెంటనే డెట్రాయిట్ నాట్స్ బృందాన్ని  సంప్రదించి, అనూప్ రూబెన్స్ స్పందనని చెప్పడమే కాక, నాట్స్ ద్వారా ఈ చిరు తారని సంగీత ప్రపంచంతో కలపాలని, ప్రోత్సాహం ఇచ్చారు.  మొగ్గ దశ లో వున్న  శ్రీ చందన లాంటి గాయనిలకి అనూప్ రూబెన్స్ లాంటి పేరు గాంచిన సంగీత దర్శకులని కలవడమే కష్టం అనుకుంటే, ఇదే సమయంలో అనూప్ గారు అమెరికా లోనే నాట్స్ మరియు పీపల్స్ మీడియా తరుఫున సంగీత విభావరి ఇస్తూ, సంచరిస్తుండం వల్ల, సరియైన చిరునామా దొరకడం అసాధ్యమే. కాని నాట్స్ president ఆచంట రవి, NATS Board of Directors, కృషి వల్ల, అనూప్ చిరునామానె కాదు, శ్రీచందన చికాగో లో రూబెన్స్ ముందు ప్రదర్శించే అవకాశo వచ్చింది. ఈ ప్రదర్శన లో శ్రీ చందన “చిన్నదానా నీకోసం” లో నుంచి ప్రజాదరణ పొందిన “ముందుగానే” పాట పాడి, శ్రోతలని అలరించడమే కాక, రూబెన్స్ సంగీత విభావరి లో చోటు సంపాదించింది. నాట్స్ చొరవ తో ఈ డెట్రాయిట్ చిన్నారి సంగీత ప్రపంచం లో తన తొలి అడుగు వేసింది.
Detroits Little Start SHINES in Chicago (3)
ఈ విజయానికి మూల కారణమైన NATS Board of Directors, NATS President ఆచంట రవి మరియు విశ్వప్రసాద్ గార్లకి శ్రీ చందన తల్లి తండ్రులు అనుమోలు నాగేశ్వర రావు , సూర్య కళ కృతజ్ఞతలు తెలియ చెప్తూ, “నాట్స్ బృందం తమ వ్యాపార పనుల్లో తల మునకలుగా ములిగివున్న, ఏ వేళ లోనైన సహాయానికి వెనుకాడక, శ్రీ చందన కి గాయని గా అవకాశo దొరికేంతవరకు అన్ని మార్గాలని అన్వేషించడం వల్లనే” చందన  భవిష్యత్ మార్గం సుగమం అయ్యిందని కొనియాడారు. చికాగో లో వున్న  Sridhar Mumgandi, Nagender Vege గార్లకి కూడా ప్రత్యేకంగా కృతజ్ఞతలు తెలియ చేసారు.  Detroits Little Start SHINES in Chicago (5)

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Oswego, Ill. Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC) celebrated the Diwali and Dasara celebrations on November 1st at Oswego East High School, Oswego, Illinois. The festivities were attended by 1200+ Telugu speaking people, Lt. Governor Shiela Simon, Governor Quinn’s top Indian aide and included performances by Artist Abhinay Krishna and Indian Idol Fame Karunya and Hima Bindhu.

 

The venue was located within the Chicagoland area; parking was plenty and TAGC Executive committee did a wonderful job in providing appropriate instructions for all attendees. Visitors registered in an outer lobby which housed several booths for platinum sponsors and vendors for food, clothing and other knick knacks. All attendees received a wristband with an allocated seat number which made it convenient to find a seat in the packed auditorium.

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Once inside the inner lobby members of the Youth Committee helped attendees purchase raffle tickets for the Grand Prize for the night. The raffle was led by Youth committee volunteers organized by Vandana Reddy and Uma Katiki. All attendees were greeted with traditional Indian sweets. Both the inner and outer lobbies were decorated in traditional Telugu decorations and the art work from Late. Bapu Garu a renowned artist in Telugu community. By dinner time, all seats were sold out.  Registration was planned and coordinated by Ram Ade, Hari Raini, Srinivas Chada, Krishna Mushyam and Ramesh Garapaty, Ramu Billakanti. The stage was decorated with artistic banners depicting Diwali, an idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Krishna and beautiful art work led by Malleswari Pedamallu, Pavithra Karumuri, Malathi Damaraju, Kiran Mattey and Radhika Garimella.

The cultural and entertainment program was coordinated by Sujatha Appalaneni and Siva Pasumarti. It included traditional, Tollywood, Folk and Fusion dances, Keerthanas (devotional chanting), skits, and various other performances. The fashion show done by the youth committee was a place to be to see our youth in traditional Indian and Telugu clothing.  Kids were ushered in by Malathi Damaraju and Kiran Mattey.

 

A meeting of Chicago Area Telugu Seniors (CATS) was held in an adjoining room where members discussed various matters. The meeting was facilitated by Bhargavi Nettem, Jagan Bukkaraju and Ramesh Garapaty and was attended by a number of distinguished seniors from the Chicagoland Telugu community. The seniors discussed various issues faced by the community and commended the efforts of TAGC in bringing the needs of seniors to the forefront.

 

Dinner was served during a break in the performances and was catered by Cool Mirchi of Schaumburg. Items included many delicacies and reminded of Telugu traditional food. A traditional Telugu dessert called Kova Puri was served and thanks to KSN Reddy (TAGC BoD) for sponsoring and bringing them from India. Planning and execution of dinner was coordinated by Raghav Jatla and Dinkar Karumuri and supported by Anji Reddy, Jagan Bukkaraju, Narender Chemarla, KSN Reddy, and other TAGC BoDs. Adult and Youth Volunteers were very helpful in assisting to manage the crowd and food serving.

 

Communications Committee Chair Dinkar Karumuri talked about the coming elections and the importance of getting out and vote, and introduced Prashanthi Rao Raman, top Indian aide in Governor Quinn’s office to give the address from the Governor Quinn himself as he was unable to make it to the event. Prashanthi had fond memories of TAGC as she grew up as part of TAGC and was pleasantly surprised by the sheer turn out of people and the tremendous growth.  Dinkar then introduced Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthi who is no stranger to the Chicago Indian community and Governor Quinn’s appointee as Vice Chair to the Illinois innovation council, he talked about the greatness of such an event and introduced Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and her husband Perry on to the Stage.  Ms. Simon talked about the significance of Diwali of being the pursuit of good over evil and talked about the significance of her elections to the Illinois community, and requested everyone to get out and vote. TAGC President Srinivas Pedamallu and ATA President Karunakar Madhavaram presented Mrs. Simon and Ms. Raman with a plaque showing appreciation from TAGC’s members. Krishna Bansal an Indian Candidate was invited on to the stage to address the crowd, Krishna talked about the importance of Education and the reforms that are required in the state of Illinois, and related to the importance of Education in the Indian community. He is currently running for State representative from District 84 in Illinois.

 

The Grand Raffle was sponsored by Regal Jewelers and was presented by Jay Shewakramani. Two lucky winners won a 10 gram Gold Coin and a 5 gram Gold Coin.

 

All the wonderful pictures were covered by our TAGC BoD Murthy Pisipati and all the Youth Volunteers were planned and coordinated by Vandana Reddy. Our Sports Committee lead Pradeep Kandimalla led the trophies presentation to all the winners from TAGC Tournaments such as PingPong, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis and Badminton. All the trophies were presented by TAGC Platinum Sponsors.

 

The highlight of the night was entertainment provided by Abhinaya Krishna who bought together the audience and everyone enjoyed the program. The musical entertainment by Telugu Indian Idol singer Karunya supported by Hima Bindhu. Both of them brought their many talents to the stage in singing, dancing, engaging the crowd and providing a jolt of energy to the event. The songs they performed included nostalgic numbers as well as the latest songs. They showed their versatility in singing songs ranging from melodies to fast dance numbers.

 

Being the last event for 2014 under the leadership of Srinivas Pedamallu, all the highlights of 25 events that were held in 2014 were showcased. Remarks were echoed by the audience sentiment as how much everyone appreciated the events and the new energy in TAGC. Srinivas Pedamallu acknowledged Past President from 2013 Ramesh Garapaty and graciously acknowledged all the 2014 Board of Directors, executive committee, volunteers and importantly all the sponsors who make these events possible. Our platinum sponsors include – Professional Mortgage Services, NY Life Agent – Krishna Rangaraju, NorthGate Dental Center – Dr. Surekha Sakala, John Greene Realtor Dr. Dakshaini Anand, Viceroy of India and various other sponsors – Air India, Masala India Restaurant, Ind Soft, eAlliance, Bhimas Masala, TeluguStop.com, Senryo Technologies, Inc., Indian CPA- Roy Vargis, V2 Financial group, and Dimonda Chiropractic.

 

Then he welcomed President Elect Jagan Bukkaraju and he introduced new board members that joined/renewed for 2015 – Ram Ade, Raghav Jatla, Anji Reddy Kandimalla, Bhargavi Nettem, Ram Billakanti, Krishna Mushyam and Sai Gongati, and then introduced the President Elect Pradeep Kandimalla. Jagan also introduced his Executive committee and indicated that a poll would be sent to solicit feedback from the TAGC members on how to improve and asked for continued support.

 

The night concluded with the singing of Jana Gana Mana – the Indian National Anthem.

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తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ అఫ్ గ్రేటర్ చికాగో(టి ఎ జి సి) మరియు అమెరికన్ తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ (ఆట) వారి ఆద్వర్యములో చికాగో లోని ప్రవసాన్ద్రులు దసరా ఉత్సవాలు మరియు బతుకమ్మ పండుగను ఘనం గా చికాగో లోని ఆరోర వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయ ప్రాంగణం లో జరుపుకున్నారు. పిల్లలూ పెద్దలూ అంతా కలసి 500 పైగా ఈ సంబరాలలొ పాల్గొన్నారు. ఈ సంబరాలు ఉదయం 11 గంటల నుండి సాయంత్రం 7 గంటల వరకు అత్యంత ఉత్సాహం తో ఘనం గా జరిగాయి.

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మధ్యాన భోజనం ఆరగించిన తరువాత చిన్నారులు మహిళలు సాంప్రదాయ బద్దంగా రంగు రంగుల పట్టువస్త్రాలు ధరించి అందము గ అలంకరించిన రంగు రంగుల బతుకమ్మలతో చికాగో వాసుల కన్నుల విందు చేసారు. పిల్లలు, పెద్దలు చేరి బతుకమ్మ పాటలతో సాయంత్రము వరకు ఆడి, గౌరమ్మ తల్లికి పూజ చేసి తరువాత వారి వారి బతుమ్మలను మేలా తాళాలు, భజంత్రి లతో గుడి కొలనులో ఒదిలారు. ఈ పండుగ కు ప్రక్యాత జానపథ గాయకుడు భిక్షు నాయక్   ఆకర్షన గా నిలిచి తన గీతాల తొ అందర్ని అలరించారు. బతుకమ్మ కొరకు ప్రత్యేకముగా పుష్పములను సేకరించి అలంకరంఛినారు. సుజాత అప్పలనేని, పద్మ మాదిరెడ్డి, జ్యోతి చింతలపాని ఆద్వర్యం లో అతి పెద్ద బతుకమ్మ ను చేశారు. అతిపెద్ద బతుకమ్మ ను మినహాఇంచి మిగతా బతుకామ్మల లో అందముగా అలంకరించిన బతుకమ్మలను ఎంపిక చేసి బహుమతులను పంచారు.

 

సాయంత్రము గుడి పూజారి అందరి తో జమ్మి వృక్షానికి మరియు ఆయుధ పూజ చేయించారు. వచ్చిన వారందరకి పూజ చేసిన కంకణాలను కట్టి ఆశీర్వదించి, ప్రసాదం పంచారు. అందరూ జమ్మి ఆకులను పంచి పెద్దల నుండి ఆశీర్వాదం తీసు కొన్నారు. ఈ వేడుకలు భారత దేశం లోని దసరా ఉత్సవాలని మరిపించాయని పలువురు ప్రశంసించారు.

 

తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ అఫ్ గ్రేటర్ చికాగో (టి ఎ జి సి ) అద్యక్షులు శ్రీనివాస్ పెదమల్లు ఆటా(ఆట ) అద్యక్షులు కరుణాకర్ మాధవరం, ఈ వేడుకకు విచ్చేసిన ఆతిథులకు, ధాతలకు, కార్యకర్తల కు ధన్యవాదాలు తెలిపారు. ఈకార్యక్రమానికివిచ్చేసిన BJP నాయకులుశేఖర్జికి ప్రత్యెకప్రత్యేకధన్యవాదములుతెలిపారు. ఈ బతుకమ్మ, దసరా సంబరాలకు విందు భోజనాలను సమకూర్చిన కూల్ మిర్చి, స్వీట్స్ స్పాన్సర్ చేసిన శ్రీనివాస్ చాడా కుటుంబానికి, పూజా ఫలాలు స్పాన్సర్ చేసిన సర్యామిక్ ఫ్రెష్ మార్కెట్ కు ప్రత్యేక ధన్యవాదాలు తెలియ చేశారు.

ఈ వేడుక విజయవంతం కావడానికి అహర్నిశలు కృషిచేసిన జగన్ బుక్కరాజు, రామ్ అదే, హరి రైనీ, రాఘవ జెట్ల, సత్య కందిమళ్ళ, కల్యాణ్ ఆనందుల, శ్రీనివాస్ మట్ట , శ్రీనివాస్ సరికొండ, నరేందర్ చీమర్ల మరియు ఇతర కార్యవర్గ సబ్యులను అభినందించారు.

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The Chicago Telugu Association (CTA) and North America Telugu Society (NATS) together have conducted the Men’s Double Tennis Tournament 2014 in Chicago at McCollum Park, Downers Grove, IL park grounds. Finals and 3rd place were played under the bright lights of the Park and the enthusiastic spectators (consisting of spouses, children, family & friends) provided a lot of support by cheering their favorite players.NATS-CTA-Mens-Doubles-Tennis-Tournament-2014

There were record number of teams (30) with over 60 players have participated in this tournament and put a spectacular show of the game. The teams were divided into 8 groups consisting of 4 teams and the pairing was done through a draw process so that the teams are equally distributed in the groups. All the tournament rules and format of the tournament was well built and so that there is no chance of biasing and the players responded to the tournament with a great deal of sportsmanship. Sports Organizing Committee Rajesh Vedulamudi, Shailendra Gummadi, Manohar Pamulapati and Pilla Srinivas welcomed the teams and explained the tournament rules. The tournament was played for three weeks; round robin matches were played in the week days and the quarter and semi- finals matches were played the following weekends. Each team played individual league matches with great finishes and putting some great show of tennis. The attendees saw the best tennis games played by the wonderful tennis players. Team Nishanth/Aravind won the championship match by playing devastating power games defeating Team Somasekar/Suresh. Team Chari/Rajesh won the 3rd place. The key event sponsors were Vensar Technology Inc and IDA Solutions Inc and EvolutYz.

CTA and NATS Sports Organizing Committee thanked all the Umpires and volunteers who have dedicated themselves to provide an excellent service to the tournament. CTA President Murthy Koppaka and NATS Chicago Coordinator Nagendra Vege thanked the sponsors and organizing committee and players for successfully conducting the event. CTA & NATS Chicago executive committee Murthy Koppaka, Mahesh Kakarala, Madan Pamulapati, Subba Rao Putrevu, Rao Achanta, Ramesh Maryala, VaraPrasad Bodapati, Lakshmanjee Kolli, Nagendra Vege, Sridhar Mumgandi, Srinivas Boppana, Sujana Achanta, Naveen Adusumalli and Ram Tunuguntla coordinated the event. CTA & NATS thanked all the volunteers, Nishanth Bonda, Kiran Ambati, Ramakrishna Balineni, Srikanth Bojja, Srinivas Ekkurthi Pandu Changalasetty, Pranav Bethapudi, Arul Babu,Naren Sharma,Venu Krishnardula and Ravikiran Ponduri, and many others for their selfless support in executing the tournament.

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Telugu Association of North America presents Bhadrachala Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam at Chicago on August 16th, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon)

Priests including Pradhana Pujari is coming from Bhadrachalam along with Idols and Puja Materials.

Sponsors are welcome for Flowers, Puja items, Panakam, Vada Pappu and Prasadam for 3000 devotees.Bhadrachala-Sri-Sita-Rama-Kalyanam-at-Chicago

Lunch / Prasadam :- 12:00 Noon  to 3:00 PM

No Entry Fee

Sumuhurtham :- On 16th August 2014 (Saturday)

Timings :-  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon)

Please attend this auspicious event to get the blessings of Sri Sita Rama Swamy and also from all the gods and goddesses who will be attending this Kalyanamahotsavam.

Venue :- The Hindi Temple of Greater Chicago (Lemont Rama Temple), 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439

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June 14, 2014, Chicago

The Chicago Telugu Association (CTA) and North America Telugu Society (NATS) together has conducted the Women’s Throw Ball tournament 2014 in Chicago from 7:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday June 14th 2014 at   McCollum Park, Downers Grove, IL park grounds as part of Telugu Festival 2014. CTA Throw Ball tournament has received tremendous response from enthusiastic women from all over Chicago.Chicago Telugu Association and NATS Women’s Throw ball Tournament-2014

Four teams with 44 women players have participated in this tournament and put a spectacular show of the game. Team Pink Panthers from Westmont led by Lakshmi Pavani, Team Rudra from Naperville led by Hema Tatineni, Team Rocking Robins from Schaumburg led by Uma Shanmugam and Team Aurora from Aurora led by Vaidehi Siram. Each team had unique color coded dress code and was accompanied by their team coaches and physiotherapists. CTA & NATS Women Coordinator Laxmi Bojja and CTA Secretary Madan Pampulapati welcomed the teams and explained the tournament rules. Each team played individual league matches with nail biting finishes and showed good sportsmanship and spirit of the game. Around 200 people with kids and parents attended the event and showed great support to all the teams.

Team Aurora and Team Rudra qualified for the Finals and by displaying superior technique and fine court craft; the Team Aurora women’s throw ball team outplayed Team Rudra to win the finals and lift the Championship Trophy.

The key event sponsors were Vensar Technology Inc and IDA Solutions Inc. Ample water, drinks and snacks were provided by New York Life insurance agent Krishna Rangaraju.

CTA and NATS Sports Organizing Committee Rajesh Vedulamudi, Shailendra Gummadi, Manohar Pamulapati and CTA Mahila Committee Laxmi Bojja, Sujana Achanta,Rani Vege, Havilah Maddela,Rama Koppaka, Bindu Balineni thanked all the Umpires and volunteers who have dedicated themselves to provide an excellent service to the tournament. CTA President Srinivas Boppana and CTA President Elect Murthy Koppaka and NATS Chicago Coordinator Nagendra Vege thanked the sponsors and organizing committee and players for successfully conducting the event and invited all the attendees to the Telugu Festival and CTA and NATS board of director Ravi Achanta highlighted the NATS activities and encouraged everyone to participate in the future CTA-NATS Chicago events and support the community activities.

CTA & NATS executive committee Murthy Koppaka, Mahesh Kakarala, Madan Pamulapati, Subba Rao Putrevu, Ramesh Maryala, VaraPrasad Bodapati, Lakshmanjee Kolli, Nagendra Vege, Sridhar Mumgandi, Srinivas Boppana, Naveen Adusumalli and Ram Tunuguntla coordinated the event. CTA & NATS thanked all the volunteers, Srikanth Bojja, Mahesh Alla, Pandu Changalasetty, Pranav Bethapudi, Dhiraj Paturi, Ramakrishna Balineni, Naren Upadhyaya, Amogh Balineni, Phalalochana Rao Vankayalapati, and many others for their selfless support in executing the tournament.

For event pictures please visit the gallery:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3ylxXTN1ZAsd0NXM0JIZFZBem8&usp=sharing

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