TAMA’s Mahila Sambaralu encourages participation and fun
Cultural events act as refreshing remedies for humdrum mechanical lives. It takes true talent and effort to make an event that entertains and incorporates a social message along with performing arts. Such an event was “Mahila Sambaraalu - A day of masti exclusively for women” put together by Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) women’s secretary Srivalli Sridhar and treasurer Priya Balusu for August 17, 2019 at DeSana Middle School in Alpharetta.
Around 400 women attended. Not only were there many artistic performances, but also the audience became participants with games like Indian hopscotch, five stones, and dumb charades, which left everyone feeling more connected. Everyone sang and danced, and it was heartening to see even elderly women dancing.
A talk by Dr. Nandini Sunkireddy and Dr. Soumya Reddy on weight gain and stress in daily lives was enlightening. The evening was packed with stellar dance performances, starting with a group dance from Raj Dance Academy, Dance Shala for A. R. Rahman medley, followed by a mesmerizing fusion dance by students of Neelima Gaddamanugu of Nataraja Natyanjali Kuchipudi Dance Academy.
The highlight of the evening was “Aadajanma,” a dance drama depicting the typical life progression of a woman, set to popular tunes of Tollywood, sung live. Telugu Ammai contest let women exhibit various skills. A fun show was Tollywood Retro Fashion Walk where women, dressed as actresses from the Telugu film industry, entertained with fashion as well as dance.
Prizes were won in various contests throughout the evening, and a diamond ring was raffled. Stalls sold jewelry and clothing. A delicious main course was sponsored, and there were snacks for sale. The festive time was enjoyed by all!
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The teachers of Silicon Andhra Manabadi, a Telugu school operated with the help of TAMA, were felicitated.
-Mr. Karunakar Reddy Asireddy from Info Smart Technologies sponsored the event.
-Executive committee women Srivalli Sridhar, Priya Balusu, Shilpa Maddineni, Gowri Karumanchi, Haripriya Doddakka, and Neeraja Uppu lit the traditional lamp.
-Tollywood Retro Fashion Walk, especially key members Usha Annepu, Preeti Munagapati, and Udaya Eturu.
-Prizes were sponsored by Suneetha Potnuru and Srikanth Potnuru. The special raffle prize diamond ring was sponsored by KB Zaveri Jewelers in Decatur. Main course: sponsored by Sridhar Doddapaneni of Persis Biriyani & Indian Grill. Srini Tillu of Trendy events for the audio, lighting and photography, Sujatha Ponnada of Marigold events for the artful stage and photo booth decoration.
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