TPAD Celebrates First day of Bathukamma in Dallas in grand style
Dallas: Telangana Peoples Association of Dallas (TPAD) celebrated first day of Bathukamma in Dallas. Following the tradition of celebrating bathukamma for 9 days, starting on Bhadrapada Amavasya ending on the 9th day with Saddula Bathukamma, TPAD has conducted the first day of Bathukamma in its signature grandeur at Yucca Ridge Park, Frisco.
TPAD has chosen Frisco to celebrate first day of Bathukamma, and end with 9th Day celebrations to be held at Dr.Pepper Arean in Frisco, on8th October.
About 200 women participated in the celebrations. Despite the day being a working day, it was observed that the participants were enthusiastic about the celebrations. Even though the celebrations are prevalent in Telengana region, the unity of the Telugu community was seen with participation from women of all regions from the bifurcated states of Telangana and Andhrapradesh.
The women participants have enthusiastically sang Bathukamma songs.
It was seen that, along with women of the community, visiting parents of the NRI telugu community were seen actively participating and guiding the women in performing the rituals of Bathukamma and guiding the sequence of rituals.
The colorful evening was coordinated by Roja Adepu, chair of Bathukamma Celebrations, Laxmi poReddy (Co-Chair), Indu Pancherupula, Madhavi SunkiReddy, Sumana Basani and other dedicated women volunteers.
Executive team of TPAD lead by Convenor Sudhakar Kalasani, Secretary Karan Poreddy, Ramana Lashkar (Joint Secretary) have supported the event while Mr. Ajay Reddy, Chairman and Mr. Raghuveer Bandaru, Vice-Chairman along with TPAD’s Foundation Committee members Mr. Rao Kalvala, Mr. Janaki Mandadi, Mr. Upender Telugu, Mr. Mahendar Kamireedy, Mr. Raj Gondhi, Board of trustees, Ram Annadi (Chair of BOT), Pavan Gangadhara (Coordinator), Ganga Devara (Vice-Chair), Ashok Kondala, Praveen Billa, Manohar Kasagani, Madhavi Sunkireddy and Rajender Todigala, and Executive Committee, Chandra Police (Treasurer), Linga Reddy Alva (Joint Treasurer), Rupa Kannayyagari, Surendar Chintala, Srinivas Vemula, Srini Gangadhara , Satya Perkari, Ravikanth Mamidi, Sharath Yerram, and Satish Janumpalli, TPAD advisors Venu Bhagyanagar, Santosh Kore, Vikram Janagam, Naresh Sunkireddy, Jaya Telakalapalli, Ravi Shankar Patel and Collaboration Committee Akhil Chidirala, Sunil Kumar Akula, Lakshmi Poreddy, Kalyani Tadimeti, Madhumathi Vyasaraju, Karunya Damarla, Kranthi Teja Panda, Pallavi Thotakura, Rathna Vuppala, Rohith Narimeti, Shankar Parimal, Vasudha Reddy, Anusha Vanam, Kavitha Arutla, Madhavi Lokireddy and Satish Nagella have overseen the execution of the program.
Rao Kalvala, senior member of Foundation Committee shared the details of preparation going on for the massive celebrations of Bathukamma and Dasara at Dr.Pepper Arena. He said with a mighty team of 60 TPAD committee members and a dedicated telugu community volunteers were working round the clock to decorate the massive stadium for the celebrations to be attended by an estimated 10,000 people.
Raghuveer Bandaru, vice chair of Foundation Committee has conveyed his special thanks to the sponsors who are donating generously for the grand event and Telugu community organizations who have been standing by TPAD for the past few years in supporting the mammoth effort.
Janakai Ram Mandadi has taken the opportunity to invite the entire DFW Telugu Community to attend the mega event on Oct 8th at Dr. Pepper Arena.
The even concluded with vote of thanks by Sudhakar Kalsani.
TPAD Foundation, BOT and Executive committees expressed their sincere appreciation to the supporters and expressed their commitment in organizing 2016 Bathukamma-Dasara Sambaralu a memorable grand event. For information please visit www.tpadus.org
Going by the size of team and amount of time spent by Telangana Peoples Association of Dallas, it can only be said, this is going to be an epic celebration of Bathukamma and Dasara Sambaralu and define a new dimension to celebration of telugu festivals.