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NEW YORK, NY -Times Square, the world-famous commercial spot and tourist destination in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, was on October 16 witness to a never-seen-before scale of Bathukamma festivities. Hosted by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), it was a celebration to remember.
It’s a matter of pride for all Telugus that a Telugu cultural and religious event was held at a world-famous intersection in the grandest manner. A 20-ft golden Bathukamma made by Lakshmi Devineni(TANA Board Treasurer) and her team was the center of attraction, with its larger-than-life aura wowing the onlookers. Mr. Dilip Chauhan, Executive Director of South East/ Asian Affairs of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam Presented proclamation to the organizers as a sweet gesture.
Former Assembly member Upendra Chivkula , Deputy Consul General Dr.Verun Japh grace the occasion.
Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu, the President of the TANA, stated that the credit goes to TANA’s former President Jay Talluri and TANA’s local leadership from New York and New Jersey. Sirisha Tunuguntla (TANA Cultural Services Coordinator), Vamsi Vasireddy (TANA Regional Representative – New Jersey) and Lakshmi Devineni (TANA Board Treasurer) played a key role in hosting the event successfully.
Telugu Association of North America (TANA ) is the oldest and biggest Indo- American organization in North America. TANA was founded at a convention in New York in 1977 of Telugus from all over North America and was incorporated in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization.