TAGB Celebrates Ghantasala AradhanaUtsavallu With A Charity Show
Madhu Chary 06/22/2009
TAGB and Vegesna foundation conducted 'Alanati Madhura
Geethalu (Ghantasala Aradhana Utsavallu-2009)' at Chelmsford Middle School
Auditorium on June 19th, Friday evening. Over 300 people attended the program
which paid rich tributes to Gana Gandarva Sri Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.
This program was for
a great humanitarian cause – helping the disabled children of Vegesna
Foundation of Hyderabad (www.vegesnafoundation.org).Vegesna Foundation is helping poor and
physically handicapped, mentally retarded, hearing impaired and blind children
in Andhra Pradesh since 1988 with the goal of enabling them to live a
productive and dignified life. All the proceeds collected from this program
will go towards this great cause.Sri
Vamsee Ramaraju, Managing Director, Dr. Chitten Raju Vanguri, National
Coordinator (US), and two famous singers, Vijayalakshmi and Chandrateja
participated in the program.
Dr. Surya Jayanthi,
TAGB President emphasized the need for quality and service oriented programs
like this one and requested everyone to contribute generously towards the
The event started with a welcome address by President, Dr.
Surya Jayanthi, and explained that, TAGB is co-ordinating this event with
Vegessna Foundation. He emphasized the need for quality and service oriented
programs like this one and requested everyone to contribute generously towards
He introduced the tour Co-coordinator, and US in charge of
Sri Chitten Raju, who is also one of the Top Ten Prominent World Telugu
personalities, and the singers, “Apara Ghantasala” Chandra Teja and “Melody
Queen” Vijaya Lakshmi by narrating their credibility’s and achievements.
“Apara Ghantasla” Sri Chandra Teja started with prarthana,
followed by 'Bhale Manchi Roju', 'Raagamayi Raave'. He mesmerized the audience
with his singing. His voice closely resembled Ghantasala and his expression was
The Star Singer Vijayalakshmi started with 'Maa Telugu
Talliki' followed by 'Neelimeghalaloo..' , 'Aha naa pellanta' followed by
several duets with Sri Chandra Teja like 'Himagiri Sogasulu', 'Repanti
Rupamkanti', 'Chitapata chinukulu', 'Hayi Hayi ga amani Saage' and so on.Sri Chandra Teja captivated the audience with
padyams like 'Daruni Rajya sampada', 'Nanun Bhavadeeya dasuni', 'Enungu Nekki'.
The local singer Madhu Chary rendered Ghantasala songs,
'Malliya laara', 'Vagalaranivi neeve', 'Kanti choopu chebuthondi'
Dr. Vanguri Chittenraju presented the philosophy of Vegesna
Foundation and presented a video of stories of people who are benefited by the
foundation in India.
The audience contributed generously to the foundation and
enjoyed the magnificent singing of Sri Chandra Teja and Vijayalakshmi. Sri
Subbu Kota (The Boston Group) announced a $5000 contribution to Vegesna
Foundation in order to raise the funds that will be reached soon to this
magnificent cause from Greater Boston. Telugu Association of Greater Boston
helped to raise $15,000 for the Vegesna Foundation, which will help estimated
500 Orphans, Children in INDIA We the Greater Boston community salute, the
Vagesna foundation and wish them all the Best.
Smt. Sairani Ravi, Dr. Ammani Dasari and Sri Hanumara
Satyanarayana, Sri Subbu kota (Boston Group) and Sri Ranjan Vadlapatla,
felicitated Sri Ramaraju, Dr. Chittenraju and the artists Sri Chandra Teja and
As a completion of the event, Dr. Surya Jayanthi, gave Vote
of Thanks to Singers (Chandra Teja and Vijaya Lakshmi) for their melodious,
mesmerizing singing, hosts, Smt & Sri Sreeenivas Kaki, Smt & Sri
Janardhan Sonthi and Smt Ramadevi Jayanthi for their hospitality, and he
thanked the community for their generous contributions even in this bad
economic times to this great humanitarian cause on behalf of TAGB Executive and
Committee. Finally he thanked his committee members for working towards the
success of this Humanitarian event, within a short notice of one week.