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Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual

August 2020
Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual

Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations took place at Bytegraph studio, Norcross in the morning on June 27.

COVID-19 could not contain the fervor of GATeS Executive Council (EC), Board of Directors (BOD), and volunteers even as the day was celebrated virtually following CDC Guidelines. The program reached more than 10,000 people and was viewed by more than 5,000 people on GATeS Facebook Live Page and other media channels.

[​Left]]Chairman Anitha Nellutla, Singer/Treasurer Janardhan Pannela, President Rahul Chikyala, Vice President Kishan Thallapally, GateS Exec. Council and Board of Directors 

Artists from USA included Sristi Chilla (Detroit), Srinivas Durgam, Janadhan Pannela as well as Neelima Gaddamanugu students: Bindu Gopalam, Ishitha, Yashasri, Asritha Akula, Sucharitha Akula, Aditi, Anvi, Sumeedha Annepu, Ranvitha, Aditi Sangam. Performers from India were Dr. Linga Srinivas, Asta Gangadhar, Vidhyananda Chary Group, Chenagarapu Nagaraju, Rela Re Rela Ravi, Dandepally Srinivas, and Swarnakka. Jyothsna Palakurthy and Poojitha Bysani, the emcees, conducted the event with wit and enthusiasm.​

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President Rahull Chikyala briefed year 2020 services which included serving food and grocery for 15,000 people for 22 days in Telangana districts, as well as in Atlanta during crisis of COVID-19. Chairman, Anitha Nellutla, thanked all the founders and the ladies who were instrumental in making Bathukamma a signature event of GATeS. Cultural Secretary, Srinivas Parsa, thanked speakers for participation in webinars on Awareness on Covid-19, Tax, Will, and Immigration. He thanked Sreedhar Nelavelli for coordinating Financial seminars, and Naveen Battini for organizing Yoga classes with Praveen Maripelly.

Sandeep Gundla thanked committee chairs Ramana Gandra, Gandra Rama Krishna, Gandra Sharath, Naveen Ujjaini, Dr. Shiva Ramadugu, Jyothsna Palakurthy, and Poojitha Bysani. Naveen Battini and Ramachary Nakkarty thanked advisory Goutham Goli, Prabhakar Boyapalli, Satish Cheti, Karunakar Asi Reddy, Sridhar Rao Julapally, Thirumal Reddy, and Anil Bodi Reddy for their guidance in making the event successful.

[​Top]Artists performed songs and dances for the event.​

The celebrations of the day ended with Sunil Gotoor (General Secretary) thanking Publicity lead, Ganesh Kasam for publicizing the event, and media coordinators Dr. Shivakumar Ramadugu from TV9 as well as Niranjan Podduturi from GNN for their help covering the event live on multiple media channels. GATeS Team thanked Prashanth Kollipara from Bytegraph Events for setting up and successfully managing this one-of-a-kind virtual event, as also the youngest GATeS volunteer Vainavi Battini for developing digital video frame for the event.

GATeS Sponsors for the event were IT Division, Inc., Dr. Srini Gangasani, Dr Gopal Rao (Cardiologist), Reddy CPA, RAPID IT, Info Smart Technologies, Inc., EIS Technologies, SS Lending, Soft Path Systems, Paramount Software Solutions, Inc., Suvidha, Patel Brothers, Dr. Venkat Veeraneni, AHP Real Estate Ventures, Dr. Satish Cheti, Vithal Kusuma (Gastroenterologist), Ravinder Manchireddy (Compunet Services, Inc.), Jeevith Kanukunta (Cardiologist), Rajender Reddy Lankala (Pediatrician), Rahull Chikyala, Kishan Tallapally, Thirumal Pitta, Sridhar Rao Julapally, and Champions Math Tutoring.

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