Telangana American Telugu Association (TATA) organized Women’s Day celebrations on March 16, 2019, at Royal Albert’s Palace, Fords, NJ, in a mini convention-like format.
With only a short sprint to plan and execute, the event bustled with shopping booths, amazing music, and unique entertainment. More than 600 people participated, and by the end of the event, over 100 families became TATA’s life members, according to a press release.
TATA also made an announcement on this occasion to partner with St. Peter’s team to do community services.
The event was planned and executed by the team in New Jersey under the guidance of Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy (AC-Chairman), Dr. Mohan Patalolla (AC-Member) and Vikram Jangam (President).
The event was executed by Shiva Reddy Kolla (RVP), Kiran Duddagi (RVP), Deepthi Miryala (NJ Women Coordinator), Navya Reddy (NJ Women Coordinator), along with the other team members Srekanth Akkapalli ( BOD), Gangadhar Vuppala (SC), Ram Mohan (SC), Mahender Narala(SC), Naveen Kumar Yallamandla (RC),Narender Yarawa (RC),Gopi Vutkuri (RC),Vijay Bhasker (RC),Satish Jillela (RC) and Venu Sunkari (RC) under the leadership of Srinivas Ganagoni (General Secretary). The event was sponsored by Mohan Patalolla (AC Member).
TATA leaders from New York, Ranjeeth Kyatham (Treasurer), Sahodar Reddy (BOD), Pavan Ravva (Chair-Membership), Mallik Reddy (NY-RVP), Madhavi Soleti (Women’s Chair), and Rama Vanama (Cultural Co-Chair) and from PA, Suresh Venkannagari (Joint Treasurer), Prasad Kunnarapu (BOD), and Sudershan Chetukuri ( RC) participated in the event.
The event started with the national anthems of the US and India, and the Telangana anthem.
Some local talent showcased their voice through a medley of great songs and performed beautiful group dances.
Special performances included ”Neti Mahila” dance medley and a skit on “Pulwama Attack” on Indian soldiers performed by children. In addition, TATA was able to showcase the unique talent of Divya Chandrika Rayilla who enthralled the audience with her fusion medley on veena. A highlight of the event and the finale was a beautifully executed fashion show, followed by cake-cutting celebrations.
Dr. Meena Murthy (Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism and Director, Saint Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center), Srinivas Ganagoni (General Secretary), Dr. Mohan Pataolloa (AC Member), Gangadhar Vuppala (Chair, Community Services) jointly announced on this occasion that TATA is collaborating with Saint Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center & South Asian Institute (SAI) to do the following community services activities in the future.
- Regular free risk assessment/screening at Saint Peter’s Department of Medicine
- Free South Asian Open House for consistent support at Saint Peter’s Department of Medicine
- Develop fast access for ambulatory medical care for adults at Saint Peter’s
- Partner in marketing and supporting Saint Peter’s events at South Asian faith based and community events
- Plan a comprehensive health fair for 2020.
Another highlight of the meet was that many leaders from NATA, ATA,TANA, TFAS, TDF, VASAVI and Sai Dattapeetam participated and supported the event.
The Telangana American Telugu Association (www.telanganaus.org) was founded to promote and perpetuate the culture and social conditions of Telangana and people of Telugu descent in general. “Telugu Kalala Thota Telangana Sevala Kota” being the first national organization for Telangana in North America, the organization will act as a beacon light to all Telangana organizations across the country for generations to come, said the press release.