Telugu Association of Southern California (TASC) kicks off it’s 40th year festivities in grand style with Ugadi celebrations on April 9th,2011 at Excelsior Auditorium in Norwalk,California. It was a packed house with more than 800 people attending the Srikhara nama Ugadi Celebrations.
TASC conducts many cultural activities and events every year aimed at not only celebrating our language, traditions, art and heritage but also championing the diversity of India. These events showcase the talents of our cultural groups while strengthening the bond of community through friendship and unity.
The event started with a warm welcome from the volunteers of TASC FAMILY. The ambience was well decorated to reflect Telugu Culture. The tradition of the day, “UGADI PACHADI” was served to all the people attending the festival. Membership cards for Life and Annual members were issued by Treasurer Sitaram Pamireddy.
Soon after the dinner, the cultural event started with Lamp Lighting Ceremony by President Sri SrikanthReddy Komatireddy, Sri Dharma Reddy Gummadi, Sri Anil Arrabelli and Sri Nageswara Rao Ankamma. There was overwhelming response to cultural event participation with over 100 artists performing in different categories including Classical, Folk, Film, non-film songs and dances. The participants included various age groups starting 3 yr old kids. Kids attending the event had lots of fun with Clowns and Balloons sponsored by Public Relations team. All the performances presented at the event set high standards with a great quality and reflecting our rich Telugu culture. While the main stage was taken by the cultural programs, the other end of the hall had commercial booths including Jewelers, Desifoods2go.com, and other non-profit organizations.
The Highlight of the program is Famous Singer and Film Music Director Mr. Raghu Kunche’s live musical concert along with popular local singer Roshini. The flow of the evening took a new dimension with dances by kids and adults to the foot tapping folk numbers by Raghu Kunche. Audience had great time at the event.
The audiences were then greeted by the President of TASC Sreekanth Reddy Komatireddy who thanked everyone for coming and supporting this wonderful event. He felicitated the chief guest of the event and Grand Sponsor Dr. Prem Sagar Reddy. Thanked the Platinum Sponsors and members of TASC for their generous contributions and membership. President Srikanth mentioned his special thanks to his entire team, Raghu Kunche and TV9 Media staff Hari and Srinivas.
The dignitaries of the event Dr. Prem Sagar Reddy, Dharma Reddy Gummadi conveyed Ugadi wishes to everyone and applauded the entire organizing team for putting up such a fantastic event. Secretary Ramesh Gattu thanked the audience for attending and showing great support for TASC.He also mentioned that there will be a full day convention in July 2011. Prizes for the Prizes for the Cinemaa Quiz and raffle winners were given during the event.
The evening concluded with vote of thanks by TASC Secretary Ramesh Gattu,Treasurer Sitaram Pamireddy and Chairs Raja Aysola, Chinna Ponnaganti, Prasad Rani, Srinivas Rani, Suvarsha Kamarasu, Shailaja Dabarwar, Deepthi Mattapalli,Venkata Jakkula, Swaroop Epuri,Vidyasagar Yerramsetty,Balaji Vallabhapurapu,Ram Yelamanchili, Murali Reddy, Prasad Koka, Vishal Srivasthav,SuneelRalangi,Sujit Vadi, Veera babu,Chakri, Arun Aswanthara, Premkumar, Pratyusha, Srinivas Chaganti, Venkat Menta, Venkat Mayreddy, Ravi Kancherla,Hari Katragadda, Sudheer Yellsiri, Amar Singireddy, Sreedhar Reddy Komatireddy and many more volunteers.