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TAGB Celebrates Diwali

Press release
11/16/2004

Grand Deepavali Celebrations by TAGB

 

Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) celebrated Deepavali Velugulu at Keefe Technical School Auditorium on November 13 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. It was a grand celebration by Boston Area Telugu families. The auditorium was almost full with more than 300 adults and children.

 

The evening began with a short welcome speech by the TAGB president. In his speech, the President wished Happy Deepavali to all the members and sought their support and encouragment for all TAGB activities. It was followed by Ganesha prayer by Mrs. Padmaja Kaki and “Maa Telugu Talliki” song by Pranathi and Bhavana. Swathi Madala sang a kruthi and Ramya Tammisetti played Ganesh Kirthana on violin. Several wonderful children dressed up as different modern and mythological characters participated in the fashion parade. The most impressive portrayals are Lord Krishna by Sravya, Tandra Paparayadu by Vineeth Rao and Nehru by Pranav. Another highlight of the program by little kids is Dasavatharalu. Mrs. Durga provided an eloquent narration to support the enactment.

 

Children of various ages performed dances to the tunes of classical and movie songs. While Priyanka Mogilicherla and Shruti Rajanala performed Alarippu dance, several other young children (Chakri, Rishi, Roshan, Kartik, Koushik, Pranathi, and Bhavana) performed dances to film music. Priyanka and Uttam performed solo dances to two different movie songs. The teenagers (Sanjana, Praneeta, Manasa, Haritha, Sunayana, Swetha, Renuka, Vivek and Kartik) performed a beautifully choreographed dance to a mix of four film songs. Renuka Bhisetti presented a Bharta Natyam dance on “Swagatham Krishna”, while Rupa Banda performed “Bahama Kalapam” in Kuchipudi style.

 

Surya Jayanthi was our delightful MC for the evening. He introduced the new TAGB committee (www.tagb.org). The President of the new committee is Baburao Polavarapu and the Vice President is Ravi Pattisam. The executive committee members are Radhakrishnmurthy Kuchibhotla,  Srinivas Kaki, Sai Naresh Totapalli, Murthy Kaniganti, Ravi Mukthineni,  Ramanath Reddy  and Joshi Alaparthy. The advisory board members are Paparao Gundavaram, Haribabu Muddana, Malla Reddy Karra, Mohan Nannapaneni and Govinda Rao Bhisetti.

 

Several volunteers helped out in organizing the event. Jagannath Reddy, Srinivas Vanga and Narsa Reddy Gaddam handled the sound system and lights. Mallikharjuna Rao and Smt Kiranmayi enrolled new members at the reception. Rajani Polavarapu, Komala, Geeta, Padma Bhisetti, Revathy Dharaneeswaran, Vanaja Reddy, Sridevi Malisetti, Ravija Karra and Vijaya Vanga raised funds for TAGB by offering homemade delicious vindu (food) at nominal cost. Mohan Nannapaneni contributed pizzas for kids. The committee is thankful to K&M Soft Tech, Maaco Autobody, HotBreads and Deccan Groceries for sponsoring the event. The program ended with vote of thanks by Ravi Pattisam.



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The little participants in the fashion show.


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Annapoornalu who made food for the occasion.

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