Telugu Association of Southern California(TASC) conducted "Sri Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara" Ugadi celebrations in a very festive atmosphere on Saturday April 9th 2016 at the Jordan High School Auditorium, Long Beach, CA.
They say that "Fortune favors the bold" but "Luck favors the prepared and dedicated team". In spite of inclement weather conditions, rainy days, blockbuster movie releases nothing could stop the TASC loyal members from attending the Ugadi event
Festivities started on time at 6:30PM with lamp lighting ceremony by the Executive committee Bayapa Reddy Dadem (President), Butchi Reddy Yalamuri (Secretary), Rajendhar Gujjula (Treasurer), Ram Koditala (President-Elect) and Mallik Bonthu (Past President).
Ugadi Sambaralu Highlights
- Absolutely house full with more than 1600 people witnessing the "Ugadi Sambaralu" festivities
- The entire venue had a village like atmosphere with Mamidi Toranalu and Cheruku Gadalu
- Rayalaseema Special Raagi Sangati, Pootharekulu, Ugadi Pachadi, Panakamu and Vadapappu
- More than 150 participants from all over SoCal performed.
- Variety of Traditional, Devotional, Tollywood based performances by kids, teenagers and adults
- Anchoring by Syamala and Raghu Vemula provided a glamorous glitz to the event
- Sensational singing by Suchitra and Dhanunjay
entertained the audience with some foot tapping numbers
- All the kids and adults had a blast and were dancing on the stage along with the singers.
- Leaders from all Telugu associations attended the event
The real highlight of the evening was the "Raagi Sangati" dish provided during dinner. First time ever this Rayalaseema delicacy was served in a TASC event and everyone just loved it. Special thanks to Vishnu Catering for preparing such a wonderful Raagi Sangati. A very delicious Telugu meal along with special Pootharekulu was served by Dosa Place.
TASC Ugadi event received great support from various local and national organizations. Their participation and attendance provided great encouragement to the team.
TASC President Bayapa Reddy Dadem thanked all past presidents and executive committee members for their outstanding service to this 45 years old organization. He thanked his team and volunteers for all their hard work and hosting such a fantastic event. He also thanked all the audience for coming out in such a large number and making it a super grand successful Ugadi event. He requested everyone to participate in all the upcoming events of TASC, including Women's Throwball event on April 30th, 2016.
This year's team is working tirelessly to strengthen the TASC base in various parts of southern California.
TASC executive committee thanked Great Grand Sponsor Dr.Prem Reddy, Platinum sponsors Dr.Srinivas Nakka and Pati Domodhar Reddy, Gold Donors Dharma Reddy Gummadi, Mohan Mallam, Mallik Banda, Laxman Koka, Kanthi & Jayadev Appannagari, Kishore Kantamaneni, Ravi Alapati, Veeraiah Chundu, Sreekanth Komati Reddy, Prasad Papudesi, Vardhan Nadadur, Murali Reddy, Jaipal Reddy, Radha Sharma, Subba Gopavarapu and Mallik Reddy Bonthu, Silver Donors Venkat Alapati, Hari Katragadda, Chandu Nangineni, Madhu Bodapati, Hari Konka, Ram Yalamanchili, Kishore Garikapati, Giri Kalluri, Ajay Chava, Ravi Kotnani and Koti Reddy Kondu and other corporate sponsors for their financial support. Team also thanked media partners LA Telugu, Telugu Community News, GreatAndhra, IDream and NTV.
Special thanks to volunteers: Praveen Alla, Venkat Kanchrakuntla, Jaipal Reddy, Suvarsha Kamarsu, Vasu Mallidi, Venu Tamirisa, Koti Kondu, Radha Krishna Deevi, Shobha Kalvakota, Srinivasa Rao Sunkara, Rama Mohan Varanasi, Veera Babu Ambati, Ramakrishna Seelam, Kishore Dharanikota, Ramesh Sanniboyina, Rao Kalvakota, Sasi Kumar (Vasu), Seetha Kowluri, Guru Konka, Praveen Deevi, Krishna Vangaveeti, Mahesh Nukala, Prasad Rani, Shiva Kotha, Sitarami Pamireddy, Srinivas Rani, Venkat Kothamasu, Venkat Peyyala, Vijay Kuppili, Yadunandana Reddy Vazrala