మాయజేసిన “బాటా” మాయాబజార్

INCREDIBLE – that was the general consensus of every attendee of Maya Bazaar, A Magical Outdoor Summer Festival conducted by Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) & DESI 1170AM radio station. With over 3000 attendees, Maya Bazaar truly lived up to its name – it was refreshingly endearing, visually stunning, totally engaging, hilariously entertaining with pure magic all around. This event was presented by You Smile Dental.

The event started on the dot at 11AM and went all the way till 5PM. For the first time in the USA, there were 4 live Indian Characters – Chota Bheem, Hanuman, Bala Ganesh & Srikrishna that mingled with the crowd and were a raging hit among kids and adults. The icing on the cake were the live “Replica” characters of popular Indian politicians and movie stars. Narendra Modi, Obama, Chandra Babu Naidu, Chiranjeevi, KCR, YS Jagan, Balakrishna and Rahul Gandhi walked amidst crowd and people had a great time taking selfies & photos. There were several games & slides for kids. Mowgli (The Jungle Slide), Budugu (Water Balls) and Disney Jump House were a runaway hits with kids. And there was a train ride – Maya Bazaar Express which was a massive success. To add to the entertainment, a magician mingled with the crowd and performed incredible magic tricks on the fly leaving them with one question – how did he do that?
Maya Bazaar Theater was a standout masterpiece at the event. With a background music playing from Maya Bazaar – a Peacock Set, Lahiri Boat Set, Full Profile Maya Bazaar Characters, Ghatotkacha Throne and Funny Mirrors made attendees travel back in time and provided lot of photo opportunities. There were a lot of Carnival Games that were handpicked to give everyone a nostalgic experience of the games organized back in Indian exhibitions & melas. Each game was aptly named with a telugu movie title adding another dimension to the fun – Bahubali, Gabbar Singh, Vetagadu, Ashta Chamma, Khaleja etc.
One of the key mottos of Maya Bazaar was to showcase and propagate Indian Cultural and Art forms. The daylong Cultural programs did that in style. Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam & Kathak Classical dances (by kids and adults), Ballets, Maya Bazaar mythological skits and dances thoroughly entertained the audience. Singers from BATA Karaoke team presented super hit songs. Added to this, there were some special shows – Maya Bazaar Magic Show, Unicycle Show and a Juggling Show which made audience glued to their seats. Hilarious Comedy show by “Replica” characters of politicians & movie stars left audience in splits. The highlight of the cultural program was the Sri Krishna Ekapatrabhinayam by Sri. Akkiraju. Carnival Walk – the Grand Finale was the highpoint of the event. The 30-min grand parade led by the BATA team showcased Poorna Kumbham, Juggling act, Chota Bheem, Hanuman, Bala Ganesh, Sri Krishna, Lahiri boat set, Paatasala Telugu School, Bathukammalu, Politician & Movie Star live characters, Maya Bazaar Express, Indian Village set and Maya Bazaar movie on wheels with characters. This closing act of Maya Bazaar was received with a roaring response from everyone.

Vivaha Bhojanambu – Food Festival with brought various delicacies with unique presentation under one roof. Peacock Restaurants, Cakes & Bakes, Venkatesh Bhavan, Vara Indian Cuisine & Trinethra Super Market catered the food for the event. What’s a summer festival without shopping and Maya Bazaar provided ample opportunities for the same. Over 40 vendors displayed booths spanning clothing, jewelry, dentist, mehendi, real estate, after schools, IT training, health services, music schools & Others.
BATA team felicitated, San Ramon City Mayor Bill Clarkson and Dublin City Councilmember Doreen Wehrenberg. Mayor Clarkson thanked BATA for bringing such an incredible event that binds the community together and promised unwavering support in the coming years for events that BATA takes up. Councilmember Wehrenberg commended BATA for organizing such a fun-filled summer festivity for the community.
BATA team thanked and felicitated the event sponsors. DESI 1170AM (Co-Organizer), You Smile Dental (Presenting Sponsor), G&C Global (Grand Sponsor), Lavanya Duvvi (Real Estate Partner), Best Brains (Platinum Sponsor), Intero Real Estate & Cal Coast (Platinum Sponsor) & Sponsors – Swagat Restaurants, Shree Jewelers, Trinethra Super Market.
BATA team also thanked all the volunteers and Tri-Valley community who worked dedicatedly and enthusiastically for the event. Finally BATA team thanked the entire Bay Area Community for their fantastic response to the event.
Maya Bazaar – the sheer name sets unprecedented expectations. But Maya Bazaar event lived up to and in fact crossed all expectations by a mile. Every attendee of Maya Bazaar went back home with lots of smiles & lots of memories they will cherish for a long time. Maya Bazaar is now a Landmark event in the Indian Community and with such a Phenomenal response it is inevitable that Maya Bazaar will be MUCH BIGGER & BETTER next year. Planning for Maya Bazaar 2016 has already started!

Link to more pictures: http://www.shreeimage.com/Events/BATA/Maya-Bazaar-BATA-2015-Summer-F/n-gBHjZn/

లాస్ఏంజిల్స్‌లో “ఆటా” ఆధ్యాత్మిక వేడుకలు

On May 25th American Telugu Association successfully organized Sri Swami Chidatmananda’s discourse as part of their ATA Spiritual Day program. People from all walks of life, from all over Los Angeles attended and enjoyed Swaimiji’s speech on Effective Leadership. Swamiji delivered excellent speech filled with spiritual content mixed with occasional jokes and entertained the crowd.Swami Chidatmananda is Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission, Hyderabad.On this occasion Ex ATA Board Of Trustee Ravinder Reddy garu, thanked Sandhya Gavva garu and people of Los Angeles, for making the event successful and also requested people to support future ATA programs in Los Angeles. He also spoke at length about ATA’s social awareness in programs for Telugu Community in North America.ATA Board Of Trustee Narsimha Reddy Dhyasani garu and Regional Director Vijay Thupally, thanked Swaimiji for visiting LA and also thanked Ashta Laksmi temple management.ATA L.A Coordinator Kumar Talinki thanked ATA standing committee co-chairs Suresh Akunuru and Praveen Nayani; Nevada RC Bharat Akunapuram and volunteers Rinda Sama, Anji Ailuri, Raju Nune, Jagadeesh Gude, Gowri Ravula, Saradhi, Ravindra Jangala, Prasad, SriRam, Abhijit.

ఐటీలో “ఆటా” ఉచిత శిక్షణ

అమెరికన్ తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ (ATA) అద్వర్యంలో నిర్వహిస్తున్న సామజిక సేవా కార్యక్రమాల్లో భాగంగా ఐటీలో ఉచిత శిక్షణ ఇస్తున్నట్లు నిర్వాహకులు తెలిపారు. మిగిలిన వివరాలకు ఈ కింది బ్రోచర్ ను పరిశీలించవచ్చు.

‘నాటా’ యువ క్రికెట్ పోటీలు

North American Telugu Association (NATA) is creating history in USA by starting a NATA Youth Cricket League to help our younger generation play professional cricket. NATA has been successfully conducting regional and national youth cricket tournaments all over USA including New Jersey, California, Nevada and Michigan. Famous personalities Alvin Kallicharan (West Indies Ex-Captain), Ashok Patel (former Indian player), Earl Daley (former USA player) and Lalta Persaud (former Guyana Player) to name the few, graced NATA cricket tournaments in the past and motivated our young upcoming cricket stars. NATA Youth Cricket League is recognized by Atlantic Region, which part of USA Cricket Association (USACA), which is recognized by International Cricket Council (ICC). Performance of an individual player will be taken into account when Atlantic region board selects kids for USACA/ICC recognized youth cricket tournaments. This is big achievement for NATA members and supporters and great opportunity to our kids. NATA Youth Cricket League will be starting on May 16, 2015 and will go until August 29, 2015. NATA Cricket Committee has worked with local townships, permit holders and secured 3 grounds (Amwell Valley Cricket Club-Hillsborough, Kilmer Field- Edison and Rowland Park-South Brunswick) in New Jersey, one ground in Philadelphia and 2 grounds in Washington DC area.

NATA was the first Indian organization which conducted national cricket tournaments at the convention. NATA definitely brought a change to cricket world and set a new trend. NATA has unique strength that separates it from all other organizations. It has demonstrated through the leadership, vision, commitment and hard work. Thanks to our Grand sponsor Dr. Prem Reddy garu, our Advisory Council Chair for coming forward to support this league.

NATA board has decided to work closely with cricket academies and conduct Youth Cricket League (U-14) -2015. NATA believes that our kids are no different than any other kid from cricket playing countries. All they need is a platform to showcase their talent. NATA’s vision is to provide a sustainable platform for our next generation, build a strong bond with kids, bring more youth and strengthen our organization.

A total of 6 teams from Atlantic region (CricMax Team A (NJ), CricMax Team B (NJ), Dream Cricket Warriors( NJ) , Indoor Cricket USA (NJ), StarSportsUS Knights (PA) and Washington Cricket League Youth (VA) will be participating the youth league. Each team will get a chance to play 10 preliminary round matches. A total of 33 matches are scheduled including Semifinals and Finals. CricHQ will be maintaining all the statistics online including team performances and individual player performances. These statistics will published on NATA, Atlantic Region, Dream Cricket and CricMax web sites.

NATA Sports Committee headed by Nagesh Mukkamalla along with Raj Muniyappa and Mohammed Murtuza will work closely with Cricket Committee advisers Rajeshwar Reddy, Dr. Raghava Reddy Ghosala and Alla Rami Reddy, NATA BODs, RVPs, RCs, Web committee, social media committee, community services committee and members. Cricket is not just a sports, it is part of our culture and festivity. Please join us to encourage our young cricketers and let’s celebrate our culture and cricket together.

బేఏరియాలో మార్మోగిన “బాటా” నారీభేరీ

బేఏరియా తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ (బాటా) ఆధ్వర్యంలో నిర్వహించిన నారి భేరి కార్యక్రమానికి విశేష స్పందన లభించింది.. ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి ప్రముఖ వ్యాఖ్యాత సుమ ముఖ్య అతిధిగా హాజరయ్యారు. బేఏరియాలో ప్రవాసాంద్ర మహిళలు పెద్దసంఖ్యలో ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి హాజరయ్యారు. మహిళలకు సుమ ఆధ్వర్యంలో వివిధ పోటీలు నిర్వహించి విద్యార్ధులకు బహుమతులు అందజేశారు.

‘Naari’, a program dedicated specifically to women was hosted for the second time by the Bay Area Telugu Association. Last year’s event even at its conception created such a sensation that this year’s entire event was sold out a week after tickets went on sale. What makes this event, so special is that it was entirely dedicated to women and organized by women. An event to celebrate women by providing an evening of entertainment and a venue for all the Naaris(attendees) to relax, pamper, and enjoy themselves in an exclusive, stress free and luxurious environment.
The Naari team has truly outdone themselves this year. The evening started at 5:30pm at the elegant Mediterranean ballroom of the Airport Garden Inn in San Jose. A team of colorfully clad and wonderfully bejeweled women welcomed the attendees at the reception table and directed them to a spacious reception area where, they were greeted by an opulent Casino table to play and win big which was an instant hit. Over at a near by table many were eagerly waiting to get their fortune read by a mysterious fortune teller, while many surrounded two circular tables to pick up their free packs of jeweled Bindis. There was a stream of women emerging from a corner of the reception area giddy with beautiful bouncy curls and angelic eye make up done by a competent beautician who added her magic touch to all the pretty faces. This new service definitely gained instant popularity with all the Naaris. If you could peel yourself away from all this excitement, two rows of warm, mouthwatering appetizers were waiting for you along with two bar areas to provide you with a variety of drinks including tasty mock tails. There were also some booths selling their newest collection of fine gold jewelry, costume jewelry and clothing. In the center of the reception area was a small elevated stage decorated with Bangles and exhibiting the words “Naari”. This spacious decorated area with signs such as ‘Queen’, ‘Rocks’, etc, for props provided a creative space for all the women and their dear friends to pose for fun pictures and selfies. It took everyone back to being kids again.
At about 7pm, the doors to the main ballroom opened. As you entered the venue, one could not miss the grandeur filled stage, which dazzled with a crystal backdrop topped with a beautiful circular bejeweled Naari logo as its centerpiece and embellished by large gold paisley décor on either side to complete the look of luxury. As you sat down, the surrounding rose pink and contrast green décor was dreamy and eye catching. Every table was carefully decorated with matching napkins, silverware and a silver tree with dainty pink flowers surrounded by crystals reminiscent of romantic springtime cherry blossoms. As they settled, most of the ladies subconsciously migrated to the center stage striking their best poses for the camera to show off their glamorous outfits and artistic bangles & bindis in front of a dazzling background.
The corner to the left of the stage was designated as the Naari wall. Here many attendees have brought to display their collage of pictures or passages depicting themselves in various roles of their lives, their interests, dreams and passions.
As the show opened for the evening, Young ethereal models clad in wonderfully designed latest Indian clothing gracefully walked down the stage to melodic music displaying the current fashions. Towards the end of the fashion show, two models quietly escorted a lady whose face was hidden under the veil of her Saree. The anticipation from the crowd was not just palpable, it was booming with people already clapping, shouting and cooing. Once on stage, the head cover was unveiled and the star of the evening, prominent anchor Suma was revealed. All the ladies were on their feet clapping and yelling loving slogans to welcome their favorite star. Even the star herself seemed pleasantly surprised by the level of enthusiasm and excitement at her arrival. She managed to calm down the crowd with her witty remarks in a friendly matter of fact style. With a humorous twist in each sentence, she picked 3-4 people at each table and asked them a quick witty question, which they had to answer with the help of others at that table. Determined to interact with ladies at every table by the end of the night, Suma stepped down from the stage and went in to the crowd to most tables and with the help of the Naari committee members, conducted engaging games including trivia questions about telugu movie stars and random engaging games with balls and scarves between two competing tables. Upon the request of the crowd, she even posed for pictures on the stage with attendees from many tables. The Naari team had to work extra hard to move this obviously popular star from being over taken by the die-hard fans in the crowd. Suma denied taking a break to eat or even drink for four and a half hours straight just to be able to interact with attendees at each and every one of the 56 tables. While the entertainment continued, various tables were escorted in an orderly fashion to the buffet tables where a variety of festive dishes were served along with an amazing tasting biriyani, which was so greatly favored by the crowd.
It finally came to that time of the night where awards were to be given for the best participants of the evening. At this time, Vijaya Aasuri who was also part of the committee and a driving force for this event introduced the organizing committee. The Naari Organizing Committee included Madhavi Pothireddi(Food), Madhavi Gorrepati(Food), AshaLatha Pokala(Personalized Gifts), Swati Malla(Reception), Deepthi Taraka(Music & DJ), Kalyani Chikoti(Music & DJ), Krishnapriya Mangina(Reception),Sridevi Pasupuleti (Logistics), Srilu Veligeti(Logistics), Sireesha Battula(Gifts) and Vijaya Aasuri(Logistics). Naari event volunteers included Shravanti, Manasa, Durga, Prinyanka & Anantha. The Naari event committee thanked the current BATA committee members and BATA Advisory Board Members for their invisible support that made this event such a great success. More raffles were drawn including, the Grand raffle prize of a saree presented by Vijaya from Livermore temple. Other prizes for raffles included movie tickets from Serra Theatres, Towne3Cinemas, and Gift certificates from Swagat, Peacock & Ulavacharu restaurants.
Subsequently, Suma bestowed the Naari awards – miss congeniality, most active participant, all round Naari participant, best dressed and the lady dressed closest to Ms. Suma herself. All the winning ladies were adorned with silk sashes and buttons. Then she had the fun task of reading through the Naari wall to pick a winner who she felt honored her mother most of all. The lucky lady was also awarded a Sash along with the reward of two tickets to Shaan concert.
The sponsors for Naari were duly recognized on the stage. YouSmile Dental & Trinethra Super Market were the presenting sponsors. Other sponsors include Shree Jewellers, Candos PS, Maitri Movies. Swagat Indian Cuisine was the food sponsor. Srikar Boddu secured captures from the event. Published on BATA website – http://www.bata.org
Suma thanked the crowd for being so wonderfully active and warm to her and said she couldn’t wait to come back for more. If you thought the audience was tired by now, you could not be more wrong. The dance floor was cleared and the crowd eager to continue the ladies night took over the floor as the DJ played super hit Bollywood / Tollywood numbers and the lights dimmed for the dancing to continue. As they left, the guests were bestowed with special handmade gifts, which included a beautiful, custom painted ‘Naari’ Wine glass, a color changing patterned candle, and a box of sweets. Most ladies were elated that they were able to meet their favorite star in such an elegant setting combined with a fun filled evening and royal dinner. They just could not wait to come back to the next Naari red carpet event.


డీసీలో ప్రవాసాంధ్ర ప్రముఖులను కలిసిన కేటీఆర్

తానా కార్యనిర్వాహక ఉపాధ్యక్షుడు వేమన సతీష్ అమెరికా పర్యటనలో భాగంగా వాషింగ్టన్ డీసీలో పర్యటిస్తున్న తెలంగాణా ఐటీ మంత్రి కేటీఆర్ ను మర్యాదపూర్వకంగా కలుసుకున్నారు. ఇటీవల జరిగిన ఎన్నికల్లో విజయం సాధించిన వేమనను కేటీఆర్ ఈ సందర్భంగా అభినందించారు. ఈయనతో పాటు తానా డైరక్టర్ల బోర్డు చైర్మెన్ కొడాలి నరేన్, తానా ఫౌండేషన్ ట్రస్టీ కోయా రమాకాంత్, తెలంగాణా డెవలప్ మెంట్ ఫోరం అధ్యక్షుడు కలవాల విశ్వేశ్వర్ రెడ్డి, ఆటా ప్రతినిధి కొండా రామ్మోహన్, వర్జీనియా ప్రాంత ప్రముఖులు ఉప్పుటూరి రాం చౌదరి, బత్తినేని సోదరులు, బందా ఈశ్వర్ రెడ్డి తదితరులు కేటీఆర్ ను కలుసుకున్నారు.










‘ఆటా’ కార్యనిర్వాహక అధ్యక్షుడు అసిరెడ్డికి సన్మానం

American Telugu Association President Elect Karunakar Asireddy was felicitated by members of various local organizations on Friday April 24th at Taste of India Banquet Hall, Atlanta, GA on being elected as President for the 2017-2019 term.About 300 supports attended the informal event. The event was a surprise for Karunakar and it was organized by Atlanta ATA team – Kiran Reddy Pasham, Trustee, Anil Boddireddy, Regional Director for South East, Regional Coordinators Nanda Chatla and Venkat Veeraneni and Standing Committee Chairs – Raghu Reddy Banda, Prasheel Gulakanti, Venu Piske, Vikram Sudini, Venkat Gottam, Arun Katpally, Sai Gorrepati with the help of Umesh Muthyala, Sridhar Thirupathi, Siva, Laxmi Naramreddy, Rama Chari and several other active volunteers.
Karunakar Asireddy served the Atlanta community and several organizations for past 20 years in various capacities. He has been involved in ATA for a long time in various capacities and served on the board for multiple terms. He was the Convener of a very successful ATA convention held in Atlanta in 2012.The event started with an audio visual of Karunakar’s community involvement and congratulatory messages from his family in India. Leaders of the community and other organizations unanimously commended Karunakar for his simplicity, passion for community service, generosity and for his helpful nature in general. All organizations and members of the audience presented President-Elect with plaques, bouquets and shawls; and praised him with songs especially written for him. ATA Secretary Madhu Bommineni praised Karunakar Asireddy for bringing people and communities together and wished him continuous success in his leadership. Bhuvanesh Boojala, Chair – ATA Foundation Trust thanked Atlanta community for their support to Karunakar Asireddy and requested the audience for their continual support in upcoming coming conferences in Chicago in 2016 and in Karunakar’s presidency in 2018 conference in Dallas.ATA President Sudhakar Perkari, Past President Karunakar Madhavaram, Advisory Committee Member Sandhya Gavva and 2016 ATA Conference Convener Narendar Chemarla sent congratulatory video messages to Karunakar Asireddy. Dr. Vanapalli, Sheela Lingam, Dr. BK Mohan, Dr. Sujatha Reddy and Mohan Reddy and the team representing Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Anjaiah Lavu Chowdary and team from TANA, Srini Vangimalla, Kiran Kandula and Ravi Kandimalla Representing NATA, Girish Meka and Team from GATA , Vinay Maddineni and Team from TAMA , Venkat Veeraneni and Team from GATeS , Vivek Reddy, Viju Chiluveru, Directors of GATeS Venkat Chennubhotla of Amruthavarshini, Chand Akkinenei representing IACA applauded Karunakar for his accomplishments and wished him continues success in his leadership. Bala Indurti, Gowtham Goli, Ratnaker Eluganti Ravi Ponangi and several prominent Indian Community leaders talked about their association with Karunakar. Karunakar Asireddy, surprised and overwhelmed, thanked the audience and the organizers for their continuous support. He thanked his family for their patience and support through the years. Organizers thanked the management of Taste of India, Srinivas Durgam for offering the Audio System, Byte Graph for offering Photography, Vakiti for offering video and Suresh Karothu for providing beautiful Audio visuals and Srivalli Kondur for emceeing the program. The event concluded with thanking the organizers and wishing Karunakar Asireddy the best in his leadership.


మైమరపించిన ‘బాటా’ చిత్రలహరి

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) & Desi 1170 am presented the much awaited musical concert by Padmasri “ChinnaKuyal” K.S.Chitra. Popular singers Vijay Prakash, S.P.Sailaja & SriKrishna joined Chitra in this magnum opus musical concert. You Smile Dental was the Presenting Sponsor. The event was sold out with more than 2000 attendees. The venue was historic Flint center in the heart of Silicon Valley. The program started at 5:30 pm. Vijaya Aasuri (BATA advisor & cultural chair) welcomed all the guests and invited the band, Vijay Prakash, S.P. Sailaja, SriKrishna and Chitra amid thunderous applause.The program started with the song “Jagadananda Kaaraka” by all four artists, followed by song “Venu madhava” by Chitra. The expertly rendered songs set the stage for a fantastic 4 hour concert which was a treat. The audience cheered introduction of every song and applauded the artists on their brilliance which was on display throughout the show. The song list was designed to highlight the unique talents of each of the artists. Music lovers had wonderful time listening to some of the greatest melodious hits one after another, here are some of the songs presented: Omkara naadanu, Abba nee tiyani debba, Vedam Anuvanuvuna, Om sivoham, Mate mantamu, Jallantha, Telusa manasa, Venuvai vachanu, Kurralloi, Come to the party, Kaatuka Kallu,, Bangaru kodi petta, Seetamma vakitlo, Aaradugula bulletu, mounamgaaNE, Laloo darwaja, Hosanna, JaiHo and a super hit medley of both old and new hits.
At the conclusion of the event Kalyan Kattamuri (BATA President) thanked audience for making it a grand success. Kalyan introduced BATA executive committee comprises of Sireesha Battula (Vice President), Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Secretary), Sumanth Pusuluri (Treasurer) and Harinath Chikoti (Joint Secretary). “Steering Committee” includes Ravi Thiruveedula and Kamesh Malla. “Cultural Directors” includes Sridevi Pasupuleti, Srilu Veligeti, Kiran Vinnakota, and Taraka Deepti. “Logistics Committee” consists of Srikar Boddu, Prasanth & Arun Reddy. BATA “Advisory Board” Jayaram Komati, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti and Ramesh Konda congratulated the team for making the program a grand success. BATA committee thanked all the volunteers and sponsors for their invaluable support. Ravi Tax Services served as Platinum Sponsor, Suvitas was the Event Partner and others sponsors included Lavanya Duvvi, Shalimar Restaurants and Subcontracting.com.


ఘనంగా ప్రారంభమయిన ‘క్యాట్స్’ దశమ వార్షికోత్సవాలు

రాజధాని ప్రాంతీయ తెలుగు సంఘం(క్యాట్స్) దశమ వార్షికోత్సవ వేడుకలు శుక్రవారం నాడు వర్జీనియాలోని కెనా కాన్ఫరెన్సు సెంటరులో జీవితకాల సభ్యుల బ్యాంక్వెట్ విందుతో ఘనంగా ప్రారంభమయ్యాయి. శనివారం నాడు మేరీల్యాండ్ లో పలు కార్యక్రమాలు నిర్వహిస్తారు.



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మే1న ‘క్యాట్స్’ దశమ వార్షికోత్సవం

Capitol Area Telugu Society – CATS(రాజధాని ప్రాంతీయ తెలుగు సంఘము) Washington DC. is organizing their 10th anniversary celebrations this year on May 1st in Virginia & May 2nd in Maryland. CATS is a Telugu community organization that has been in the forefront to promote Telugu culture, language, arts & entertainment in Washington DC metro area. A lot of programs are planned for this upcoming event along with many competitions such as STAR Singer contest, Dance Idol, Math Wizard, Vocal and Badminton etc. To recognize and provide a social platform for local Telugu community a special life members only banquet dinner is planned on May 1st in Virginia. Main event will be on May 2nd in Maryland. Along shortlisted local talent performance of Dance & Songs, Tollywood stars Nikhil, Richa Gangopadhyay; Singers Hemachandra Shravana Bhargavi & Simha; Dancers Bhavana & Aadarsh are coming live in the event to entertain all. Also for this event invitation has been sent to Indian Ambassador at Washingotn DC Indian Consulate, Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller, N.K Mishra Min Community Affairs at Indian Embassy, Delegate Kumar Barve, US Representative Chris Von Hollen and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggit. Most of designated invitees will be visiting the event as guest of honor and address the local community. Mark your calendar for May 1st & 2nd and your weekend will be full of entertainment. For more details, the organizers requested to point your URL to www.theuscats.org or their facebook page at www.facebook.com/theuscats


న్యూజెర్సీలో ‘నాటా’ సభ్యత్వ నమోదు కార్యక్రమం

North American Telugu Association (NATA) New Jersey team has organized a membership drive on April 18, 2015. This drive was organized by RVPs Dwarak Varanasi and Sarath Mandapati with the help of Rajeshwar Reddy Gangasani (President-Elect), Raghava Reddy Ghosala(EVP), Hari Velkur(Treasurer), Srinivas Ganagoni (Jt. Secretary), Rami Alla Reddy (Executive Director), Pradeep Samala (NCA), BODs Anna Reddy, Shiva Meka, Srikanth Reddy Penumada, Vishnu Kotimreddy. Senior BOD Dr. Stanley Reddy graced the occasion and said he is happy to see so much enthusiasm and young people joining the organization. Standing Committee chairs Chinnababu Reddy(Membership), Phanibhushan Thadepalli(Public Relations), Anjan Karnati (Community Service), Nagesh Mukkamalla(Sports-Co-Chair), Mohammed Mujahid Murtuza (Corporate Advertisement), RVPs Ashok Attada(NY), Ramamohan Chinnala(DE), Ramana Reddy Devulapalli (EX-RVP), Regional Coordinators from NJ Nageswara Reddy Modalla, Satya Pathapati, Jagan Poli, Narasimha Reddy Reddimalla, Pratap Reddy Palagiri, Prem Kumar Narasimhan, Raja Bommareddy, Ramakrishna Reddy, Rameshwar Bobbiti, Raveendra Gayam, Sahadeva Reddy, Sesha Shailavasa, Siva indupuru, Sreedhar Dyapa, Subba Reddy Inta, Subba Reddy Vaka, Surya Gollamudi, Timma Reddy, Venu Pasula, Krishna Siddhada , Naresh Chintalacheruvu, Vamsi Koppuravuru and Regional Coordinators from New York: Bhagvan Nadimpalli, Bala Konda Reddy, Murali Mettela, RaghuRama Raju, Satya Valli Srinivas attended the event. Over 250 people have attended the event. President-Elect Rajeshwar Reddy has explained the activities that NATA has been doing in USA including Cricket tournaments, Health Camps and explained NATA organization structure. EVP Raghava Reddy Ghosala has explained the activities that NATA and the advantages of taking membership. He also thanked local NATA leaders for attracting 250 new families to NATA. Jt. Secretary Srinivas Ganagoni explained about the community service events and welcomed the new members. Executive Director Rami Alla Reddy explained the past activities of NATA Seva Days and past conventions. National Convention Adviser Pradeep Samala has explained about the Dallas Convention in 2016. BOD Srikanth Penumada has explained how NATA is helping Telugu Community and importance of united Telugu community. TFAS President Srinivas Gandi graced the occasion and explained that he is very happy to work with NATA. He has invited NATA members to TFAS 30 year Anniversary grand celebration this year. RVP Dwarak Varanasi and Sarath Mandapati were the MCs for this event and thanked President Mohan Mallam, BODs, SC Chairs/Co-chairs, RVPs, RCs for helping with the membership drive and making it a grand success. Over 250 new families including 1 platinum member joined NATA with this NATA awareness program. Meeting ended with Vote of Thanks from Sarath Mandapati. Sarath thanked all the BODs/RVPs/SCs/RCs from North East for making a grand success. Thanks to all the members and volunteers who helped this event. Thanks to TV5 for covering this event and thanks to all the NATA members who attended this and making it a grand success.


‘ఆటా’ సభ్యులతో సమావేశమైన కవిత

American Telugu Association (ATA) hosted breakfast meeting with Honorable Member of Parliament, Kalvakuntla Kavitha on April 5th, 2015 at Sheraton Hotel Banquet Hall, Novi, Michigan. ATA leadership team along with few other prominent Telugu NRIs greeted Honorable Member of Parliament on this occasion.

ATA appreciated Mrs. Kalvakuntla Kavitha garu for taking time to attend the meeting. Speaking at the meeting, honorable MP assured that the Government of Telangana will leave no stone unturned to ensure the best ever mechanism to support NRI Telugu Business Community. She added that the Telangana government would consider formalizing separate department to support the enthusiastic NRI entrepreneurs.

ATA leadership team expressed interest to support development of Telugu people in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states by collaboratively working with the government in bringing drinking water supply to the villages, promoting education for the poor, welfare of women, children, old and disabled people and eradicating Fluoride problems.

Kavitha appreciated ATA for its commitment, continuous efforts, and for being front-runner in taking up numerous welfare activities to promote Telugu Culture in USA and India.

Hanmanth Reddy (ATA founder member and ex-President), Karunakar Madhavaram (ATA ex-President), Satya Kandimalla (2016 ATA Conference Advisor and Trustee), Harinder Puliyala (ATA ex-Trustee), Dr. Ramchandra Reddy (ATA Trustee), Vinod Kukunoor (ATA Trustee), Hari Lingala (ATA Trustee), Krishna Mushyam (ATA Chicago area Regional Coordinator), Srinivas chada, Murali Bommanaveni (ATA Standing Committee Chair), Dr.Harshavardhan Reddy, Sreedhar Bandaru, Sunny Reddy, Dr.Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Kashi Kotha, Mohan Reddy, Ravi Kiran and Yugandhar Bhumireddy (ATA Detroit area Regional coordinator) are among those who participated in the meeting. ATA leadership thanked Vinod Kukunoor for organizing and hosting the meeting.
ATA team meets Smt. Kalvakuntla Kavitha in Detroit


కన్నులవిందుగా బాటా ఉగాది వేడుకలు

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వర్జీనియాలో ఆటా మహిళా దినోత్సవం

అమెరికన్ తెలుగు సంఘం (ఆటా) ఆధ్వర్యంలో శనివారం నాడు వర్జీనియాలోని హెర్నికోలో ఉన్న ప్యారడైజ్ సమావేశ మందిరంలో ఆటా మహిళా దినోత్సవాన్ని ఘనంగా నిర్వహించారు. ఈ కార్యక్రమంలో పలువురు ప్రవాసాంధ్ర మహిళలు, ఆటా కార్యవర్గ సభ్యులు, స్ధానిక ప్రవాసాంధృలు పెద్ద సంఖ్యలో పాల్గొన్నారు. ATA-VA-Womensday-2015









విభజన ప్రభావం అమెరికాను తాకింది

తెలుగు ప్రజలు రెండు రాష్ట్రాలుగా విడిపోయిన ప్రభావం అమెరికాలోని ప్రవాసాంధ్రులపైన చూపింది. అమెరికా దేశంలో మరో తెలుగు సంఘం ఏర్పడింది. తెలంగాణ అమెరికా తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్‌(టాటా) అనే సంస్థ ఏర్పడింది. ప్రస్తుతం అమెరికాలో తానా, నాట్స్‌, ఆటా, నాటా వంటి పెద్ద తెలుగు సంస్థలు ఉన్నాయి. నాటాలో నుండి బయటకు వచ్చిన కొందరు తెలంగాణ నేతలు టాటా ఏర్పాటు చేసినట్లు సమాచారం. మిగిలిన తెలుగు సంఘాల్లో ఉన్న కొందరు తెలంగాణ ప్రవాసాంధ్రులు ఈ నూతన తెలుగు సంస్థ టాటా ఏర్పాటుకు సహకరిస్తున్నారు. ఏప్రిల్ 5వ తేదీన న్యూజెర్సీ రాయల్‌ ఆల్బర్ట్‌ ప్యాలెస్‌ హాలులో టాటా ప్రారంభోత్సవ వేడుక నిర్వహిస్తున్నారు. నిజామాబాద్‌ ఎం.పి కల్వకుంట్ల కవిత ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి ముఖ్య అతిథిగా హాజరవుతున్నారు. కార్యక్రమంలో తెలంగాణ గాయకులు వందేమాతరం శ్రీనివాసరావు, గోరేటి వెంకన్న, సినీనటుడు శివారెడ్డి, సినిమా నటులు రేవంత్‌, అనుదీప్‌, హన్షిక తదితరులు పాల్గొనబోతున్నట్లు సమాచారం.

నేడు ‘ఆటా’ మహిళాదినోత్సవం

అమెరికన్ తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ (ఆటా) ఆధ్వర్యంలో మార్చి 1వ తేదీన టెక్సాస్ లోని కెరోల్టీన్ లో అంతర్జాతీయ మహిళా దినోత్సవాన్ని నిర్వహిస్తున్నట్లు నిర్వాహకులు తెలిపారు.


“బాటా” సంక్రాంతి సంబరాలు

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బే ఏరియా తెలుగు సంఘం (బాటా ఆధ్వర్యంలో) ఆదివారం నాడు సన్నీవేల్ హిందూ దేవాలయంలో నిర్వహించిన సంక్రాంతి సంబరాలు అలరించాయి. సాంప్రదాయ దుస్తుల్లో పిన్నలు, పెద్దలు హాజరు అయిన ఈ కార్యక్రమంలో హరిదాసు, డూ డూ బసవన్నల అలంకరణ ప్రధాన ఆకర్షణగా నిలిచింది. వంటలు, రంగవల్లిల పోటీలు, బొమ్మల కొలువు, ప్రవాస చిన్నారుల సినీ, జానపద నృత్యాలు అతిధులను అలరించాయి. “పాఠశాల”కు చెందిన విద్యార్ధులు ఆలపించిన ప్రార్ధనా గీతాలు, పాటలు ఆహుతులను ముగ్ధులను చేశాయి. సంస్ధ సలహాదారురాలు ఆసూరి విజయ చిన్నారులను వేదికపైకి ఆహ్వానించి భోగిపళ్లు పోసే కార్యక్రమంతో వేడుకలను ఆరంభించారు. శంకరమంచి పార్ధసారధి ముఖ్య అతిధిగా హాజరయి బాటా సేవలను కొనియాడి అందరికీ సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు అందించారు. అధ్యక్షుడు కట్టమూరి కళ్యాణ్ అతిధులకు సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు అందించారు. సంస్ధ ప్రణాళికలను వివరించారు. ఇటీవల మరణించిన దర్శకుడు కె.బాలచందర్, సంగీత దర్శకుడు చక్రీలకు నివాళులు అర్పించారు. సినిమా చూపిస్తా బామ్మ హాస్య నాటిక, చుక్కలాంటి అమ్మాయి-చక్కనైన అబ్బాయి ప్రతిభా ప్రదర్శనలు, క్విజ్ పోటీలు, పాటల పల్లకి సంగీత విభావరి ఆకట్టుకున్నాయి. అధ్యక్షుడు కట్టమూరి కళ్యాణ్ వేడుకలను విజయంతం కావడానికి తోడ్పడిన ఉపాధ్యక్షురాలు బత్తుల శిరీష, కార్యదర్శి కుదరవల్లి యశ్వంత్, కోశాధికారి పుసులూరి సుమంత్, సహాయ కార్యదర్శి చీకోటి హరినాధ్, స్టీరింగ్ కమిటీ సభ్యులు మంగిన ప్రసాద్, తిరువీధుల రవి, కోండా రమేష్, మల్లా కామేష్, వెలిగేటి కరుణ్, సాంస్కృతిక కమిటీ సభ్యులు పసుపులేటి శ్రీదేవి, వెలిగేటి శ్రీలు, విన్నకోట కిరణ్, తారక దీప్తి, రత్నపాండియన్, ఏర్పాట్ల కమిటీ బొడ్డు శ్రీకర్, గాజుల నరేష్, మొయ్యి హరి, బాటా సలహా సంఘ సభ్యులు కోమటి జయరాం, ఉప్పాల వీరు, స్వచ్చంద కార్యకర్తలు, దాతలు తదితరులకు ధన్యవాదలు తెలిపారు.

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కూచిపూడి గ్రామంలో కూచిపూడి ఆర్ట్స్ అకాడమీ ప్రారంభోత్సవం

Screenshot from 2015-01-20 09:28:46ప్రముఖ నాట్యాచార్యులు డాక్టర్ వెంపటి చినసత్యం పేరిట నడుస్తున్న కూచిపూడి ఆర్ట్స్ అకాడమీ శాఖను కూచిపూడి గ్రామంలో శుక్రవారం నాడు ప్రారంభిస్తున్నట్లు ఆ సంస్ధ కార్యదర్శి వెంపటి వెంకట్ ఒక ప్రకటనలో తెలిపారు.  కృష్ణా విశ్వవిద్యాలయ ఉప-కులపతి వి.వెంకయ్య, తానా అధ్యక్షుడు నన్నపనేని మోహన్‌లు ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి ముఖ్య అతిధులుగా హాజరు అవుతున్నట్లు ఆయన తెలిపారు. చెన్నైలోని కూచిపూడి ఆర్ట్స్ అకాడమీ విద్యార్ధుల నృత్య ప్రదర్శనలు ఈ సందర్భంగా ఏర్పాటు చేశారు.  బే ఏరియా తెలుగు సంఘం (బాటా),  వైజాగ్‌లోని కూచిపూడి కళాక్షేత్రం తదితర సంస్ధలు ఈ నూతన శాఖ ఏర్పాటు పట్ల హర్షం వ్యక్తపరిచాయి.

ఆటా నూతన అధ్యక్షుడిగా పెర్కరి సుధాకర్

Screenshot from 2015-01-20 09:15:16అమెరికా తెలుగు సంఘం (ఆటా) నూతన అధ్యక్షుడిగా పెర్కరి సుధాకర్ బాధ్యతలు స్వీకరించారు. ఆదివారం నాడు లాస్‌వేగాస్ నగరంలో నిర్వహించిన సంస్ధ సర్వసభ్య సమావేశంలో మాజీ అధ్యక్షుడు మాధవరం కరుణాకర్ నుండి బాధ్యతలు స్వీకరించారు. ఈ కార్యక్రమంలో స్ధానికంగా ఉన్న ఆటా సభ్యులు, ప్రవాసాంధృలు పెద్ద సంఖ్యలో పాల్గొని సుధాకర్‌కు శుభాకంక్షలు తెలిపారు.  ముప్పిడి అరవింద్, శ్రీరాం, నరేంద్ర, అసిరెడ్డి కరుణాకర్, భీంరెడ్డి పరమేష్, పట్లోళ్ల రవి, అజయ్, లోకేష్, శ్రీధర్, వినోద్, హరి, శ్రీనివాస్,  వేణుగోపాల్ తదితరులు ధర్మకర్తల మండలి సభ్యులుగా బాధ్యతలు చేపట్టారు.

లాస్ వెగాస్‌లో నాటా సమావేశం

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ఉత్తరమెరికా తెలుగు అసోసియేషన్ (నాటా) పాలక వర్గ సమావేశం లాస్ వెగాస్ లో జనవరి 9 నుండి 11 వ తేదీ వరకు నిర్వహించారు. రానున్న రెండేళ్ళలో నాటా ఆధ్వర్యం లో చేపట్టబోయే కార్యక్రమాల గురించి ఈ సమావేశంలో చర్చించారు. ఈ సందర్భం గా నూతన కార్యవర్గాన్ని ఏకగ్రీవం గా ఎన్నుకొన్నారు. అధ్యక్షునిగా మొహన్ మల్లం , ప్రెసిడెంట్ ఎలక్ట్ గా రజేశ్వర్ గమసాని , కార్య నిర్వాహక ఉపాధ్యక్షునిగా గోశాల రాఘవ రెడ్డి , కార్యదర్శిగా గిరీష్ రామి రెడ్డి , కోశాధికారిగా హరినాధ్ వేల్కూర్, సం యుక్త కార్యదర్శిగా శ్రీనివాస్ గానగోని , సం యుక్త కోశధికారిగా భరత్ మాదాడి, కార్య నిర్వాహక డైరక్టర్ గా రామి ఆళ్ళ రెడ్డి, అంతర్జాతియ ఉపాధ్యక్షుడిగా జయచంద్రా రెడ్డి, జాతియ కన్వెన్షన్ సలహాదారుడిగా ప్రదీప్ సామల ఎన్నికయ్యారు. బోర్డ్ ఆఫ్ డైరక్టర్ లు గా అన్నారెడ్డి, భరత్ మాడాడి, గిరీష్ రామిరెడ్డి, హరనాధ్ పొలిచర్ల, హరి వేల్కూర్, మహెందర్ ముసుకు , మల్లిక్ , మోహన్ , మోహన్ రెడ్డి, రాఘవ రెడ్డి , రాజెశ్వర్ రెడ్డి , రమెష్ చంద్ర, రామి ఆళ్ళ రెడ్డీ, రామిరెడ్డిలు ఎంపికయ్యరు. ఈ మేరకు నాటా ఓ ప్రకటన లో తెలిపింది.