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In commemoration of 2010 International Women’s Day, TAMA organized a Mahila Sadassu at Global Mall, Atlanta, GA on March 6th to honor a few women of Atlanta that have not only excelled in their fields but also came forward to do their part in serving the community.
The event was anchored by TAMA’s Literary Coordinator Sandhya Yellapragada and Education Coordinator Sunil Katepalli and both of them kept the audience engaged with their wit and impressive introductions of each of the guests that were honored.
Ms Sudha Krishna Vogeti, honored for her contribution in the field of music, started off the event with a prayer of Goddess Saraswati.
Sandhya’s motivating welcome note; TAMA President Madhu Tata’s inspirational words about highlighting the importance of teaching Telugu to the kids and youth by their parents; speeches about financial freedom for women in times of economic crisis and preventive health care by guests of Honor Dr Paddy Sharma and Dr Syamala Erramilli respectively were the highlights of the event.
While TAMA veteran Mr Jagan Mohan Rao honored Dr Sharma and Dr Erramilli, other guests of honor like Ms. Padma Rallapalli, Ms. Sasikala Penumarti, Dr. Asha Vellanki, Ms. Padmaja Kelam, Ms. Shanti Veluri, Ms. Kalpana Raju, Ms. Revati Komanduri, Ms. Jyothi Kondamuri, Ms. Anjali Artham, and TAMA’s past lady presidents Dr. Mano Naidu, Ms. Seetha Vallurupalli and Ms. Sridevi Dadithota were honored by TAMA Executive Committee members’ wives.
Ms Majusha Mamidipaka and Ms Sudha Krishna Vogeti entertained the audience with their spell binding renditions of classical and film songs and Homoeopathy Dr. Madhavi Kasam provided some helpful first aid tips to women.
TAMA secretary Venkat Veeraneni divulged details about upcoming Ugaadi Utsavaalu to the audience and TAMA Media Coordinator Suresh Peddi provided vote of thanks expressing TAMA’s gratitude to the guests of honor, audience, volunteers Meghana Nallajerla, Pavani Seelam, Rama Pawar, Archana Arutla, sound system expert Devanand Konduru, photographer Sridhar Vakiti, videographer Shashidhar Uppala and Sri Krishna Vilas Indian Cuisine for providing snacks.