Telangana American Telugu Association (T.A.T.A.) celebrated Bathukamma (Festival of Life/Festival of Flowers) with great gaiety. The event was supported by Telugu Literary and Cultural Association, New York.The event was attended by never before 800 guests from all over the Long Island and Queens, New York! Guests brought about 50 beautiful bathukammas (flowers staked artistically) in all shapes and sizes. Among the Bathukammas, 5 was awarded a best Bathukamma’s with prizes.
Women circled around and sung songs in praise of the Bathukamma and Goddess Durga. They all danced to the traditional devotional songs. Women, girls of all ages participated in a well-choreographed dance ballet. A cat walk show was also organized with tiny toddlers to women walking the ramp showing off their cat walk skills. Dandia, a dance to fast beat music was another feast for eyes. Men, women danced to the Dandia numbers. A great festival fervor was evident throughout the event.
T.A.T.A. Team lead by the Regional Vice Presidents Ranjeeth Kyatham and Sahodar Peddireddy and TLCA team put up a spectacular show. Every guest of the day praised the arrangements, non-stop entertainment and delicious authentic food.
Mr. Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy, Chairman, T.A.T.A. Advisory Council, who sponsored food for the event graced the occasion.He wished all the women folks a happy and prosperous Bathukamma and Devi Navatrulu. He congratulated the teams on the stupendous success of the show. Mr. Sudhakar Vidyala, Member Advisory Council, Mr. Madhav Reddy Uppugulla, who sponsored the event hall, said it was a wonderful experience to watch the guests donning traditional dresses and participating in the event. Mr. Sharath Vemuganti, Board of Director, Mr. Phanibhushan Tadepalli, EC also graced the occasion.
Mr. Srinivas Guduru, President TLCA, Mr. Raghavarao Polavarapu, Chairman, Board of Trustees also has conveyed best wishes to the community on behalf of TLCA. The team members of TLCA who lent their shoulders were Mr Ashok Chinthakunta, Secretary, Dr Jyothi Jasti Joint Treasurer, and EC members Uma Polli reddy, Sirisha Tunuguntla.
The other donors who chipped in,in the mega success of the event are,
Shailaja Kalva, Sharath Vemuganti, Nagasree Nalla, Venigella Shambashiva Rao, Dr Sridevi Bhumi, Lakshmi Boddu,
Shiva Reddy, Manjula Guduru, Sujatha Tadepalli, Mounika Kunta, Ragini Ravva, Madavi Soleti, Shireesha Shekar Reddy,
Sudha Mannava, Anitha Gagenapalli, Arundhathi Adupa, Uma Polireddy, Narasimha Naidu, Swetha Tadepalli, Shailaja Challapalli, Raguram Pannala, Pavana Ram Joga, Bhagya Lakshmi, Krishna Tanuja Rasaputra
The T.A.T.A. team who strived for several weeks included Ranjeeth Kyatham RVP, Sahodhar Peddireddy RVP, National women co-chair Madavi Soleti, Usha Mannem, Yogi Vanama, Pavan Ravva, Mallik Akkinapalli, Satya Reddy Gagenapalli, Srinivas Gandham, Nagasree Nalla, Mounica Kunta, Rama Vanama, Swetha Tadepalli, Ragini Anitha Gaggenapally, Sujatha Thadepalli.
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