Telangana People’s Association of Dallas (TPAD) conducted its kickoff event to announce its most prestigious annual event; Bathukamma & Dasara sambaralu on August 18th at Minerva Banquet hall in Frisco, Texas. It is well known that TPAD has been organizing Bathukamma and Dasara celebrations in Dallas, Texas for past few years with increasing participation from the local Telugu and Non-Telugu community.
TPAD is one of the organization to host the biggest Bathukamma event outside India, with over 12,000 participants.
It is to be noted that Government of Telangana has recognized TPAD as the organization promoting Telangana Culture and for hosting biggest Bathukamma gathering outside of Telangana.
Every year Dallas, Texas witnesses the largest festive celebrations that TPAD brings during Batukamma /Navaratri season.
The stature of the event has gone so high, that people from neighboring states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas visit to witness the grand celebrations.
With so many already looking forward to the celebrations this year, TPAD formally announced the hosting of Texas size Bathukamma- Dasara Sambaralu of 2018 at Allen Event Center on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 11 AM till midnight.
Like every year, over 12,000 people are expected to attend the event. Besides flexible and adequate seating, the event center shields from unexpected weather conditions, full security, with several amenities to the families attending the celebrations.
The Grand initiation dinner was attended by well over 400 people representing vibrant Dallas/Fort-Worth (DFW) Telugu community, organizations, members and well-wishers of TPAD.
The evening was declared opened by Executive Committee office bearers, Rupa Kannayyagari and Roja Adepu. TPAD President Srini Gangadhra, BOT Chair Sharada Singireddy and Foundation Committee chair, Raghuveer Bandaru welcomed the guests and opened the ceremony by the lighting of Diyas and a formal prayer to Goddess Saraswathi while a team of young kids sang Annamacharya Keerthanas.
The evening started by remembering the demised former prime minster Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atmacharan Reddy (EX-MP Nizamabad) recollected his association with the Bharath Ratna and declared it as a huge loss to the Indian polity.
Fund raising activity was very well planned and executed by the Treasurer Ravikanth Mamidi, Past President Sudhakar Kalasani & Advisor Rathna Vuppala. The attendees have enthusiastically promised to fund for the event, and a total $200,000.00 funds were raised. Several National Telugu Organizations such as ATA, NATA, TATA, TANA, NATS, Manabadi, JET and local organizations TANTEX, IANT, announced their support for the Grand 2018 Bathukamma-Dasara Sambaralu.
The fund raising and kick off meeting ended with vote of thanks by Chandra Reddy Police. He thanked the local community leaders, business and individual donors for their generosity.
Other TPAD members that supported the event are TPAD Foundation team Janakiram Mandadi (FC- CO chair),Upender Telugu, Ajay Reddy, Rao Kalvala, Rajvardhan Gondhi, Mahendar Kamireddy and Board of Trustees, Pavan Kumar Gangadhara (BOT Co Chair), Indu Pancherupula (Cordinator) Manohar Kasagani, Madhavi Sunkireddy, Ram Annadi, Ashok Kondala, Sudhakar Kalasani and Executive Committee – Ramana Lashkar (Vice president), Karan Poreddy, Chandra Police (Secretary) , Satya Perkari, Srini Vemula , Ravikanth,Mamidi, Linga Reddy Alva, Surender Chintala,Roja Adepu, Sharath Yerram, Madhumathi Vysyaraju, Madhavi Lokireddy, Deepthi Suryadevara, Shankar Parimal TPAD Advisors Venu Bhagyanagar, Vikram Jangam, Naresh Sunkireddy, Jaya Telakalapalli, Ganga Devara, Santosh Kore, Arvind Muppidi, Ratna Vuppala, Sateesh Nagilla, Kalyani Tadimeti and collaboration team - Lakshmi Poreddy, Pallavi Thotakura, Anusha Vanam, Nithin Chandra, Madhavi Omkar, Aparna Singireddy, Kameshwari Divakarla, Kavitha Brahmadevara, Anuradha Mekala, Sunitha, Nithin Korvi, Sasi Reddy Karri, Manjula Todupunoori, Madhavi Omkar, Sugathri Guduru, Madhavi Menta, Lavanya Yarakala, Dhanalakshmi Ravula, Manjula Reddy Muppidi, Shanti Nuti, Srinivas Kootikanti have supported the execution of the event.
TPAD Foundation, BOT and Executive committees expressed their sincere appreciation to the supporters and expressed their commitment in organizing 2018 Bathukamma-Dasara Sambaralu a memorable grand event. For information please visit www.tpadus.org