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Telangana society’s children’s talent show

May 2023
Telangana society’s children’s talent show

Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS), which aims to connect Telangana’s cultural and linguistic heritage, organized a talent show for children on Saturday, March 18, at Shiloh Point Elementary School. Almost 50 participants took part in this event and performed various activities.

[Left] Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) organized a talent show for childern.

The program started with a pledge of allegiance for the U.S. and India. The traditional lamp was lit to get started. Motivational speakers from various fields of expertise were called to share their experiences. GATeS BoDs: Jyothsna Palakurthi and Geetha Narannagari; three high school students along with a middle school student: Anshu Ravipati, Jayani Karamanchi, Sumedha Annepu, and Vikhyathrana Pannela were emcees as they welcomed guests and performers and handed over the certificates and trophies.


GATeS invited motivational speakers to talk to children about various career opportunities.

In the talent show, dancing, singing, playing an instrument like violin, piano, and flute, group dancing, group singing, solving Rubik’s cube, displaying martial arts, performing Kuchupudi, or showcasing Bazoom and beatbox were most popular among the participants. Each participant was awarded a certificate and a trophy from the GATeS organization.


Special guests were felicitated by GATeS at the event.

Sergeant Gunnery Ferraro, a marine corps recruiter, shared information about career opportunities for the youth in the United States Marine corps. Sergeant Kennisha Deavers interacted with children and shared her experience as well as career opportunities in the United States Army division.

Dilip Tunki, Johns Creek city council member, shared his joy and spoke about the importance of an open stage for young children. Kishan Tallapally, Johns Creek city cultural member, interacted with children and participants. Vani Gaddam spoke about her struggle with learning to play the instrument and how she chose her field to flourish. A research doctor in education, she gave valuable tips on staying focused on one goal. Ganesh Thota, researcher and professor at Emory University, shared information about prospects in brain study research.


GATeS talent show started with the traditional lighting of lamp.

Dr. Nandini Sunkireddy expressed her happiness for associating with GATeS and applauded the organization for coming up with a talent show for children. Janardan Pannela, president of GATeS team 2023, said his main objective this year is to connect children born here to Telangana culture and involve them in talent shows, food drives, adopt-a-road, and cultural events.

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