Atlanta, 21st January 2014:అట్లాంటా మహా నగరం మెట్రో అట్లాంటా తెలుగు సంఘం (తామా) ఆద్వర్యంలో సంక్రాంతి సంబరాలను ఘనంగా జరుపుకున్నది. 2014 సంక్రాంతి సంభరాలకు “పారామౌంట్ సాఫ్ట్ వేర్” సంస్థ వారు తమ పూర్తి సహాయ సహకారాలను అందచేసారు.తామా సాం తిక కార్యదర్శి అనిల్ బొడ్డిరెడ్డి స్వాగతోపన్యాసంతో ప్రారంభమైన ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి ముఖ్య అతిధులుగా భారత కాన్సులేట్ జనరల్ రాజెంద్ర సింగ్ హాజరు అయ్యారు. తెలుగు సంస్క్రుతి, సాంప్రదాయాలను భావి తరాలకు అందించడానికి “తామా” చేస్తున్న కృషిని ఈ సందర్బంగా పలువురు ముఖ్య అతిధులు ప్రశంసించారు.
Looks like the New Year 2014 has started on a very good note for TAMA. There was a ‘never-been-seen scene’ buzzing with crowds, high-voltage programs, busy stalls and what not. TAMA’s newly elected Executive Committee Sandhya Yellapragada, Vinay Maddineni,Venkat Meesala, Nagaraju Manthena,Anil Boddireddy,Srini Peddi, Rajesh Yallabandi, Kiran Gogeneni, Shyam Mallavarapu, Sri Harsha Yerneni, Raju Mandapati, and TAMA Board with Sunil Savili, Vijju Chiluveru, Nagesh Doddaka, Rajesh Jampala, Sudhaker Borra, Sudhaker Vallurupalli, Sairam Pamulapati, Vijay Kothapalli,Devanand Kondur, and Ram Maddi , celebrated with pomp on January 18, 2014 at Berkmar High School, Lilburn GA with unprecedented success.
The event started with a welcome note by Cultural Secretary Anil Boddireddy followed by Ganapati Song while the team lit the lamp. The emcee team, Suresh Korothu , Sravani Rachakulla and Janardhan Pannela took over the stage and got the ball rolling in a very unique way, while Revati, President of Tennessee Andhara Samiti, joined them as a special attraction. An eclectic mix of dances, songs and instrumental featuring classical, folk and film songs were lined up by the TAMA team for the audiences, special attraction of mimicry by Mr Ravi Bhaviri, of the famous “Evadigola Vadide program in TV9, together
were a great attraction.
Later President Sandhya Yellapragada introduced 2014 Executive Committee Team, thanked the team for coming together to make the event successful. Sunil Savili, the newly elected Chairman of the Board, briefly explained long term project of TAMA board while explaining how TAMA Board has been instrumental in realizing the need for an Office Space and its efforts in owning a new building of its own. Chief Guest of the night Rajinder Singh, Consul Head of Chancery from Consulate General of India, wished the Telugu people for Sankranti.
“Muggula pooti”” was conducted for enthusiastic women, prizes were sponsored by Hotbreads.; a free Mehandi booth was arranged by TAMA for interested women. “Monduga vaste pattucheera” a different and unique raffle was conducted, which was sponsored by Vijaya Collections of Atlanta.
The event was sponsored by Paramount Software solutions.
A delicious festival dinner was provided by Srikrishna Vilas.
Photography services were offered by Sridhar Vakiti and Praveen Boppana of Vakiti Creations and DJ was provided by Don DJ with support of Srinivas Durgam.
The show was gracefully wound up with thank you note by Vice President Vinay Maddineni. Stage decoraton was done by Katyayini Pinnika, Praveena Gunji, Saritha Kondapalli, Sudha Reddy, Madhavi Nakka, Sreelakshmi Madduri and Rupa Gattu. Gopi Mulpuri, Rajasekar Munaga, Krishna Mahankali helped the cultural team and hospitality.Padma Nimmagada & Aruna Sangawar volunteer for Muggula poti. Nagaraju Manthena, Vinay Maddineni,Suresh Peddi, Arjuna S Venkata, Sandeep Mandarapu, Sai Rajeev Reddy helped in food counters. Kondal Nallajerla, Venkat Meesala, Rajesh volunteered in chairs arrangements and other things.
TAMA and Executive Committee extend special thanks to the all volunteers for their support and participation, without which this event would not have happened.