Lokvani is delighted to present the final set of community heroes to be honored at the Lokvani community and youth night to be held on Dec. 16 at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. Aruna Thumepalli and Sudhakar Tadepalli are being recognized for their tireless support of community work. We will also present a Special Recognition for Supporting the Arts to Deven Atnoor, Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Noorain Buxamusa, Janique Choux Das, Pradeep Jayachandran, Vasudha Kudrimoti, Nirmal Kumar, Kumkum Pareek Malik, Yogita Miharia, Ravi Nimmagadda, Rekha Palriwala, and Prateek Paul, who are key to presenting community theater under the SETU banner in New England. We humbly salute their efforts.
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The NESSP Sai Baba Temple, is run by volunteers who spend their time and energy making the temple a spiritual community service place. Aruna Thummelapalli, a great Sai devotee, has been a key part of the organization. She has served the organization as board member for a few years. She has spent tireless time and energy coordinating numerous temple events and cultural programs organized by the temple. She is eager to help in any area whenever needed. She takes pride in owning any responsibility to serve the community and the temple. Any tasks she takes, she leads from the front and drives to completion. She volunteers tirelessly and selflessly. It’s really challenging to balance the work-life-volunteerism. But she has done it remarkably. The temple is proud to have a volunteer like her.
Sudhakar Tadepalli joined India Association of New Hampshire in the year 2000 and is currently a life member of the association. He served on the Executive Committee and was treasurer for a number of years. Sudhakar is a genuine community hero and embodies the spirit of service. Year after year, he has participated in various community activities organized by the Association. He is one of the most dedicated supporters of Manchester Soup Kitchen Service. He is there with his family and friends every time and serves with a smile with no fanfare. He has motivated and inspired others to join in community service activities.
Sudhakar has served in many roles including the chapter coordinator at the Education Bees conducted by the Association in collaboration with the North South Foundation. He is active with NESSP and raised over $15K for the temple fund. He also taught Telugu classes at the Chinmaya Center. He fulfills every responsibility assigned to him happily and completely.
SETU Support Team - Janique Choux Das, Ravi Nimmagadda, Noorain Buxamusa, Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Nirmal Kumar, Rekha Palriwala, Vasudha Kudrimoti, Prateek Paul, Pradeep Jayachandran, Kumkum Pareek Malik, Deven Atnoor, and Yogita Miharia
SETU is a non-profit theater group in the Boston area with a mission to bridge the cultural gap between India and the western countries. It is a very successful community theater group that brings together people interested in theater and presents several Indian plays in English. It also uses the plays to fundraise for causes. The success of theater depends on large group that works in the background. The members of the SETU Support team work tirelessly to make the theatrical productions a reality.