Chicago Andhra Assn’s cultural celebrations
LEMONT, IL – Despite heavy rains in Chicago, Andhra Pradesh people and well-wishers flooded the HTGC’s Samaradhi Auditorium for Chicago Andhra Association’s (CAA) ‘Andhra Pradesh Cultural Day’ celebrations.
More than 800 Andhrites witnessed 250-plus kids performing several dances. All the performances reflected not only the Andhra Pradesh culture but also the various traditional art forms from India. Stage decorations reflected the traditional tinge of different classical dance forms of India.
The programs reflected the richness of Telugu language and the culture of Telugu people.
The video on CAA’s achievements and CAA president’s speech appraised the all-round activities of CAA and the services provided in the Andhra Pradesh state by APDFNA, the service wing of CAA. The video not only recollected the memories of past programs of CAA, but also portrayed the efforts of APDFNA which helps the poor and needy people back home.
The various donations done in last 18 months include Kuchipudi Sanjeevani hospital building support fund, distributing sewing machines for women, supporting children and women education and supporting orphanages.
Bill Foster, IL 11th district congressman, chief guest, felicitated Sri. Neelamegam Velayutham of HTGC for his commitment and services to the temple and the community.
Community leaders and members from several other organizations showed up to support CAA.
The evening ended with the joy of bringing back memories of the Indian culture to the audience with quality programs and great hospitality by the entire team of Chairs, Co-Chairs Youth volunteers of CAA.
Secretary Dinkar Karumuri presented a vote of thanks.