Atlanta, GA, January 10, 2020: Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta awarded scholarships to district toppers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who graduated from government and zilla parishad schools in March 2019.
The event was held on November 10th, 2019 at Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad, India.
The auditorium was filled with scholarship awardees and their parents, teachers, and school principals.
Program attendees were served with breakfast, followed by an introduction of TAMA by scholarship coordinator, Seetha Vallurupalli. Each awardee got the opportunity to speak for one minute about education and its importance in life.
MLC Pathuri Sudhakar Reddy, prominent doctor Papolu Rama Devi, Rotary Club Of Hyderabad Midtown Ex-President Sridhar Reddy were the guests at the program. Sudhakar Reddy and Dr. Ramadevi recognized and appreciated recipients for their focused hard work and achieving the topper rank in the district.
Ex-Rotary president Sridhar Reddy said his club was proud to be part of the TAMA scholarship event.
In addition to scholarship checks and certificates, students who spoke about education received extra cash for their enthusiasm to express their feelings about education and its use in life.
TAMA has been awarding scholarships to deserving students since 2005, except for the years 2010 and 2011.
This event was possible only because of the generosity of donors who wanted to give back to community, said Vallurupalli.
The platinum donor for this project was Pramod Sajja, President and CEO of Paramount Software Solutions. Krishna Mohan Pinnamaneni, Sairam Surapaneni, Ravi Kandimalla, Mehar Lanka, Usha Mandava , Aruna Kailasa, Padma Nadella, Vadrevu Subbarao, Mahesh Pawar, Raju Mandapati, Venky Gadde, Kamal Satuluru, sairam Karumanchi, Sriniva Uppu, Rupendra Vemulapalli, Bilhan Alapati, Bharat Arvineni, Suresh Bandaru, Viju Chiluveru, Ramesh Chaparala were the other donors for the 2019 scholarship event.
Prasad Papolu, philanthropist and founding member of Rotary Club of Hyderabad MIdtown has been helping with his paid staff to ensure that the project is executed smoothly in India. MLC Seetharamakirsna helped in obtaining the list of meritorious students in Andhra Pradesh. MLC Sudhakar Reddy helped in obtaining the Telangana merit list.
Vallurupalli thanked Viju Chiluveru for his help in making certificates every year. She also thanked TAMA president Venky Gadde for his help and cooperation.