NEW YORK (TIP): Telugu Literary and Cultural Association Ugadi 2013 program held on April 27th, 2013, was a thunderous success, the organizers claimed. The attendance from the Tristate, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut was overwhelming. The hall was packed even after making additional seating arrangement in the balcony. More than 1000 members witnessed the breathtaking program. The tri-state children presented various items like classical dances, songs and some never before items like Veena recital.
Children of various ages have rendered various items with utmost precision. TLCA conducted TLCA’s Got Talent competition to encourage kids to showcase their talent in this program. Kids have participated in the program very enthusiastically. The winners were announced and prizes were distributed by the cine artists Sri Lakshmi, Hama Chandra and Ankita. The Guests relished the delicious dinner which is always a key for the success of the program.
Authentic Ugadi pachchadi and Bobbatlu were offered along with the dinner. The post-dinner session had an auspicious start with our generous event donors Mallareddy garu and Mohan Badhey garu lighting the candles. TLCA offered Shradhanjali to the bereaved families of the pastpresidents and members of TLCA. All the members stood in silence praying for peace to the departed souls. State Senator Tony Avella graced the occasion and appreciated the programs conducted by TLCA. He was honored by the event sponsor donors. Edward P. Mangano, Nassau county Executive could not attend the function but sent his greetings.
The Senator commended the donors for their generosity and presented mementos to the donors for their unstinted support to TLCA. Ticket to India, a dance ballet was presented as a part of TLCA encouragement to the youth. The kids performed excellent and the crowd cheered the performers and choreographers by standing ovation for presenting a wonderful ballet. TLCA’s Annual Souvenir was released by the Senator and the donors. The beautifully designed souvenir received every ones acclamation Later in the program the Stars rocked.
Comedian Sri Lakshmi, Singers Hema Chandra and Sumangali and Actress Ankita entertained everyone with their performances. The songs, dances by the artists enthralled the audience. A lucky draw was taken and a 40″ LED TV sponsored by Maddipatla Foundation, was presented to the winner. President Krishnasri Gandham thanked all the donors that this would not have been possible without the generous donations from the event sponsors and all the other donors. She also thanked the entire Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for their help and support in organizing the event.