TAMA celebrates Divya Deepavali
Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) Divya Deepavali, along with associated events, was held in a grand manner on November 11 at Denmark High School, attracting over 3,000 people.
Mani Sharma Musical Night, art competitions for kids, enchanting dramas, dances, songs, choreographies, Jabardasth Show, medleys, dance dramas, fashion show, free mehendi, celebrity meet & greet, 2024 team’s introduction, 2023 Volunteer Awards, inauguration of TAMA annual souvenir magazine, musical instruments, snacks, tea, and delicious dinner were part of the event.
Art competitions for children were conducted in collaboration with Little Star Art Studio’s Hema Thiru. More than 100 children impressed everyone with their art skills on Deepavali theme. Prizes were given to the top three winners in each group. As part of the meet & greet, many took photos with celebrities. Cultural programs kicked off in style with Culture Secretary Tiru Chillapalli’s welcome note. Dasavataram and Ramayana Shabdam dance dramas, Bhuvana Vijaya drama, traditional fashion show, and fusion dance were extraordinary. Jabardast Naveen's show with locals was entertaining. Srinivas Rayapureddy Gari Memorial Best Volunteer Award 2023 was given to Mahesh Koppu for his exemplary services. Dr. Srihari Malimpati's Best Clinic Volunteer award was presented to Chiranjeevi Srinija Psipati. Anchor Dileep brilliantly anchored the entire show. Mani Sharma's Musical Night touched the pinnacle. Swarag, Vaishnavi, Pawan, and Shruti sang songs in a three-hour-long concert that touched all genres. As the theater was full, many people were sitting on the floor. Regardless of age, many were dancing throughout.
Fulton County School Board Member Lilly Pozatek, Johns Creek Council Members Bob Erramilli and Dilip Tunki, who were the guests of honor, wished everyone a happy Deepavali and said that it was a pleasure to see so many people together. ATA leaders Kiran Pasham, Karunakar Asireddy, Anil Boddireddy, Sridhar, and Sriram elaborated on the 2024 ATA Convention to be held in Atlanta. Similarly, TANA President Anjaiah Chaudhary Lavu applauded TAMA for doing versatile programs in an outstanding manner. Sponsors spoke about their association with TAMA and expressed their willingness to continue their cooperation in the future. President Sairam Karumanchi conveyed his heartfelt thanks to all of them and said that the main pillars of TAMA are the people, the sponsors, the volunteers, and the TAMA team since 1981. He also introduced 2024 President Suresh Bandaru to the gathering. Bandaru introduced the new team and requested everyone's cooperation. Chairman Subbarao Maddali elaborated on the Weekly Free Clinic, seminars, and various TAMA programs. Some of the food items were brought from India. Bandaru thanked Mani Sharma troupe, Adda for serving sumptuous dinner, Chat Wala Shravani Tenali for snacks, decoration by V & V Pavani Godey, Sowya Pasupuleti, digital screen by By tegraph Prashanth Kollipara, video and photo by Vakiti Creations of Sridhar Vakiti, sound and instruments by Meher Chanti, and all of TAMA team.
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