American Telugu Association [ATA] rolled out yet another grand ‘Detroit ATA Day’ celebrations in Farmington Hills, Michigan drawing over 1000 guests from the Telugu community thus robustly showcasing the incremental build up towards the Mega ATA Convention in Chicago on July 1-3, 2016.
The event was organized to demonstrate the gathering momentum towards the silver jubilee convention and to excite Telugu families in Michigan State to draw their sizeable representation at the convention. The celebrations began early in the afternoon with over 200 participants in the singing and dancing competitions and the beauty pageant.
Smt. DK Aruna, MLA from Gadwal & former Minister was the Chief Guest joined by Tollywood Actress Pranita Subhash as Celebrity Guest. The colorful evening encompassed some exciting music, dances and singing with singers Sandeep Kurapati and Hanishka Polimera entertaining the guests with their energetic songs; while Rene Joy’s dance performance mesmerized the guests.
The Detroit ATA Day celebrations were held under the leadership of ATA Trustees Hari Prasada Reddy Lingala & Murali Bommanaveni, Regional coordinator Yugandhar Bhumireddy, ATA Consular Services Chair Kashi Kotha, and Vendor Committee co-chair Sunil Manduti.
ATA Trustees Bhuvnesh Boojala from DC & Anil Boddireddy from Atlanta, Conference team led by Palvai Chandra Sekhar Reddy (Convener), K K Reddy (Director), Krishna Mushyam (Co-convener), Ramesh Garapaty (Cultural coordinator), Mahidhar Musukula (Coordinator), Radha Krishna Reddy (Local Coordinator), Ramaraju Avadhutha (SyeATA chair), Malla Reddy Bokka (Registration Chair), Chandini Duvvuri (SyeATA co-chair), Venkat Thudi (Chicago RC), Vikram Reddy (Political co-chair), Suresh P, Naveen Manyam (reg co-chair), Sainath, Vijay Reddy Yanala (Youth Chair) – the entire ATA team took to the stage and provided the major strides being made towards the convention and the robust response coming from all across America and India.
ATA team presented mementos and honored the donors, Sri Madhav Reddy garu, Dr. Harshavardhan R Krishna, Dr. Harnath Pulicherla, Kashi Kotha, Sunny Reddy, Sreedhar Bandaru, and RSRIT (Ravi Vellam, Venkat Gone, and Sreedhar Kodati) for their generous contributions.
Detroit ATA team specially thanked SYEATA & Beauty pageant organizers and volunteers Anand Andhra, Chenchu Reddy, Jagan Konda, Kalyani Mantripragada, Harsha Anche, Kavitha Charabuddi, Kavitha Karlapati, Krishna Chellemella, Krishna Prasad Jaligama, Nikhitha Bujala, Nishitha Lingala, Neelima Katukuri, Ram Devulapalli, Shobha Bujala, Srinivasa Chittaluri, Srinivas Vangala, Srikanth Gayam, Swapna Kalva, Venu Suraparaju, Kushal Jaligama for DJ, Jyothsna Kankatala for anchoring.
For more information about ATA Convention, please visit www.ataconference.org.