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NATA Women's Day Celebrations includes Healthy Recipe Contest

April 2014
NATA Women's Day Celebrations includes Healthy Recipe Contest


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Winner, Healthy Food Recipe Contest, Dinner Category:
Madhavi Kasam, Item: Beetroot Turumu. (Photos: Dr. G.V. Rao)


North American Telugu Association (NATA) celebrated International Women’s Day in style at Krishna Vilas in Cumming, GA. Three activities were part of the Friday night program that was attended by over 150 people:
1. Healthy food recipe contest,
2. Women’s Day celebrations,
3. Musical night with Ramu Maharajapuram and Sarada Akunuri.

Generating a lot of buzz and excitement was the Healthy Recipe contest. Winners were:



Snack: Jyothi Kasireddy, Item: Khatta Meetha Salad Breakfast: Madhavi Alladi, Item: Oats Vegetable Dosa



Lunch: Gayatri Dokka, Item: Healthy vegetable quinoa pulav Dinner: Madhavi Kasam, Item: Beetroot Turumu


Winners of NATA’s Healthy Food Recipe Contest: Phani Dokka on behalf of Gayatri Dokka, Jyothi Kasireddy, Suneetha Valluri (judge), Lakshmi Pemmaraju (judge), Madhavi Alladi, Malathi Tadavarthi on behalf of Madhavi Kasam, Prasoona Kota (coordinator), and Namrata Satuluru (coordinator). (Photo: Dr. G.V. Rao)



Enjoying the festivities. Guest singers, Ramu Maharajapuram from India and Sarada Akunuri from Houston. (Photo: Dr. G.V. Rao)

Celebrity guests, Ramu Maharajapuram from India and Sarada Akunuri from Houston, earned special commendation: their huge talent and fame notwithstanding, both celebrities wowed all with their humble, down-to-earth attitude and their readiness to spontaneously join with the crowds. They kept the crowd on their feet, by effortlessly singing the latest chartbusters with gusto.

Atlanta’s talented local singers, including Venkat Chennubhotla, Phani Dokka, Ram Durvasula, Gopal Turaga, Srinivas Durgam, Bhanu Sri, Usha Mocherla, and Padma Pucha, added to the festive night with their melodies. The crowd exhibited not only enthusiasm but a sportive attitude and goodwill, and the night came alive with the melodious songs, pulsating rhythms, and enthralling entertainment.


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Sarada Akunuri: “Vaduka maracheda vela”, 2013.
“aura ammaka”: Sarada Akunuri & Ramu Maharajapuram, 2013.

Sponsors: Sri Krishna Vilas - Satish Musunuri and Rapid IT Inc - Goutham Goli.
Audio coordination and support: Venkat Chennubhotla.
Coverage: Hari Pothukuchi and Madhav Durbha.
Critical arrangements: Ramesh Chapparala.
Flyer design: Raghava Tadavarthi.
Media coordination: Venkat Mondeddu.
Over all coordination: Ravi Kandimalla.
Photography: Dr. G.V. Rao.
Production support: Satya Karnati.
Publicity: Kiran Kandula.
Registration: Gireesh Meka.
Video and TV5 support: Sridhar Vakiti.
Web coordination: Prameela Gopu.
Also: Jagadeesh Cheemarla, Raghu, Guru Paramdhami, Dilip Tunki and others.

NATA Convention chairs, co-chairs, and members participating in the women's day celebrations: Madhavi Indurti, Sandhya Yellapragada, Neelima Gaddamanugu, Shailaja Gella, Vijaya Lanka, Bhanu Sri, Usha Mocherla, Anupama Subbagari, Malathi Tadavarthi, Namrata Sanghabhathula, Jyothi Goli, Aparna Turaga, and Prasoona Kota.
The Atlanta NATA Team: Bala Indurti, Srini Vangimalla, Dr. T. Satyanarayana Reddy, Ravi Kandimalla, Goutham Goli, Madhavi Indurti, Prasoona Kota, Namrata Satuluru, Malathi Tadavarthi, and Lakshmi Pemmaraju.
The NATA team, under the guidance of its leaders Dr. Prem Reddy and Dr. Malla Reddy and President Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy, has put in exemplary efforts for promoting community services, cultural and social activities, and preservation and promotion of Telugu language and heritage in the United States, and across the globe.

Convention 2014:
Convener Bala Indurti announced that the latest Atlanta fundraiser pledge amount is standing tall at $450K.
Coordinator Srini Vangimalla explained about Convention preparations in detail.
Co-Convener Dr. Tangirala Satyanarayana Reddy provided details about important guests to the forthcoming Convention.

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