are the trend-setters

Regional News: NRI News

ATA kick-starts 12th convention with $250k fund raising

Atlanta, GA: American Telugu Association (ATA) held its Board meeting in Atlanta, GA on March 19th, in Hilton Hotel with a huge gathering of Telugus across from US under the leadership of ATA President Dr.Rajendar Jinna. Besides ATA Board members, large section of Telugu community attended the board meeting including ATA standing committee chairs, regional coordinators and various prominent local Greater Atlanta Telugu community members including TAMA (Telugu Association of Metro-Atlanta) & GATA (Greater Atlanta Telugu Association) leadership team.

In opening remarks President Dr.Jinna reported on various activities that were undertaken in the last quarter highlighting how ATA is focused on serving Telugu Community by explaining on ATA assistance to student of Tri-Valley in the immigration "sham". Dr.Jinna also briefed the board about upcoming community service activities that are planned in various US cities for next two years.

In his report Satyanarayana Kandimalla, Treasurer ATA presented the Treasurer's report for the last quarter and reminded everyone that how ATA has been committed for years on providing financial reporting transparency by placing the reports on ATA web site and ATA magazine 'America Bharathi'. Speaking at the Board meeting Karunakar Madhavaram, President-elect said "ATA Board unanimously approved a motion to do the 'ATA Vedukalu' in India during December time frame and planning is underway to do the same with main focus on encouraging and promoting Telugu Culture & Heritage". Narender Chemarla, ATA Office Coordinator on his membership report explained how overwhelming new registrations that ATA has been receiving since January and thanked all the Regional Coordinators for their support for 'Each one Bring One' membership drive.

Highlighting the need for importance of Youth & Experience for conducting successful convention, President Jinna declared at the meeting that Board unanimously selected Mr.Karunakar Asireddy as convener to bring ATA commitment for youth leadership. Mr.Jinna also said to provide experience to the Convention team. ATA unanimously selected prominent local experienced community leader Dr.Jagan Mohan Rao, Past-President HTA (Hindu Temple of Atlanta) and TAMA (Telugu Association of Metro-Atlanta) founding member & its 1st president as Convention Coordinator. Mr.Jinna promised to make the 12th ATA convection a grand success and reminded everyone that the convention team has experienced leadership like Dr.Sandhya Gavva, Past-President ATA, Mr.Srinivas Pinnapureddy, Past-President & Past-Convener ATA and Mr.Rajeshwar Tekmal Past President TAMA (Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta), Parmesh Bheemreddy along with strong existing current ATA leadership team.

On his selection as Atlanta Convention convener Karunakar thanked the board for opportunity and said he will bring uniqueness to the convention by bringing youth & older generation on the same platform by promoting Telugu culture & language and at the same time providing greater networking opportunities at the convention for all sections of Telugu community. Dr.Jagan Mohan Rao, Coordinator emphasized the need for involving more youth in the convention and reminded everyone how important it is to involve every member in the convention fund raising efforts. Speaking at the Board meeting Mr.Narender Reddy past Atlanta ATA convener for 2000 said 'ATA selected the right balanced team for Atlanta Convention and expressed confidence that upcoming 2012 convention will beat all expectations set for previous Atlanta Convention'.

In the evening Atlanta convention team hosted a glittering Banquet for ATA leadership team & for local Telugu community, over 500 Atlanta prominent local Telugus attended the event. Rammohan Konda, Secretary ATA 'reiterated at the Banquet on how ATA leadership is committed to make the Atlanta convention the best ATA convention ever by announcing with thunderous applause from the attendees that ATA has raised over $250K for the convention in a span of an hour from ATA Leadership and from some prominent local leaders at the Banquet". Attendees enjoyed the brilliant entertainment performance by local group. President Jinna and ATA Leadership team thanked host Atlanta team for their excellent hospitality. At the end, ATA Atlanta team thanked the ATA leadership and Local Atlanta Telugu community for attending the board meeting & making the event a grand success.

ATA (American Telugu Association) is an established community service focused non-profit organization serving Telugu community in North America for over 25 years. For more details about ATA and its services to Telugu community and for upcoming community events from ATA, please visit ATA website at

News Posted: 21 March, 2011


Headline News
TDP using Bank data, accuses YCP
TRS declares candidates for LS polls
BJP LS candidates for Telangana
Metro on Ameerpet-Hitech City Stretch
Over 10,000 participate in She Teams Run
YSRCP gave tickets to 41 BCs, Jagan
HRD Training to ASEAN Officials
TS discuss Draft Agriculture Policy
Tearful Farewell to Vivekananda Reddy
Voter enrolment to end on 15th in TS
Another Congress MLA to join TRS
TDP Leaders met Chief Election Commissioner
Vote for Change, requests Jagan
Congress decides to boycott MLC polls
Two more Congress MLAs to join TRS?
More Headline News...
Nani's Jersey confirms April 19 release
Mahesh Babu's Maharshi postponed
Chandamame Video Song from 118
Durmargudu Official Trailer
Sony to produce Major with Mahesh Babu
Kalyan Ram's 118 Full Songs
Jr.NTR as Parle Brand Ambassador
Anjali CBI releasing on Feb 22nd
NTR Mahanayakudu got Clean U
RP's Roobaroo Hindi Song Video
More Entertainment...
Crime News
Eight killed in road accident in Nalgonda
Jayaram case shifted to Hyderabad Police
Action assured in Kamatipura Rape Case
Four persons commit suicide
Banker injured in firing
Rs 2K fake notes seized, six arrested
Two convicts escape from Warangal prison
'Humiliation' drives two women to suicide
Student drowns in Kapra Lake
Man found murdered in Shamshabad
More Crime News...
Special Stories
Metro Rail Medical Emergency Services
Madarsa to Modern Education
Social Media Workshop at MANUU
Invention keeps the World moving, Prof. Azhar
Crowdfunded Sanjivani needs Equipment
Kinnera helps 4 Children for Leukemia
Inter exams begin in Telangana
JEO inspects works at Vontimitta
Meeting on Tiger Conservation held
Bill on NRI Marriages Introduced
More Special Stories...
Business Mint Nationwide Awards-2019
RERA registration with penalty till 15th
NMDC wins 5 PRCI Excellence Awards
Safran Aircraft Plant in Hyderabad
HDFC Bank opens 5,000th branch
USD 2 million for Innovation under IIGP
HCL new office in The Hague
Annapurna Finance raised 137 cr from ADB
Valvoline Cummins sold 100 million liters in 2018
BMW X4 launched in India
More Business...
Golconda Masters 2019 from Today
MANUU cricket team beats HCU
Rahul Gandhi congratulates P.V. Sindhu
Sports should be Part of Education: VP
Karna Kadur, Nikhil Pai clinch Coffee Day India Rally title
India beats China 2-1, wins Asian Trophy
Sindhu enters final, assured a medal
30th Sailing Championship from July 15
Pratyusha crowned with International Title
First match: Reigning Champs KKR to face Mumbai
More Sports...
Teppotsavams Concluded on a Grand Note
Balaji as Sri Rama, on the Float
Vontimitta Brahmotsavams from April 13th
Sri Lanka PM Wikramasinghe in Tirumala
Radhotsavam in Srinivasa Mangapuram
TTD Silk Vastrams to Srisaila Mallanna
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Teppotsavam
Amaravati SV Temple in Two Years
Chandra Babu at Komaravolu Temple
Srivari Kumbhabhishekam in Kanyakumari on 27th
More Devotion...
NRI News
TAGC Womens Day Celebrations
ATA International Womens Day in NJ
TAGC Sankranti and Republic Day Event
NATA Immigration Conference Call Today
NATA Executive Committee for 2019-20
NATS raised 600k in Kick-Off Event
Parmesh Bheemreddy new ATA President
Meet Times Teen Kavya Kopparapu on 14th
Canada Sankranthi Sambaralu Today
NJTA Sankranthi Sambaralu on 19th
More NRI News News...

Get the best Results!
Reach potential customers thru, advertise with us!!
Beauty and Skin Care
For all your favorite branded products of Beauty, Skin Care, Perfumes, Makeup and more!
College Admissions in USA
Guaranteed Admissions or Processing Fee will be refunded. At
One-stop Destination for Information on Educational Resources related to Andhra Pradesh
Headline News
Cinema News
Special Stories
NRI News
Social Media
Movie Gallery
Devotional Gallery
Photo Galleries
News Gallery
Cinema Gallery
Beauty Gallery
Fashion Gallery
Sports Gallery
Travel Gallery
Real Estate


(C) 2000-2019, All Rights Reserved.