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TAGC celebrates Sankranti

LEMONT, IL – The Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC), the first Telugu association in Nrth America, celebrated Makara Sankranti and India Republic Day with Chicagoland area Telugu families at the HTGC Rama Temple Auditorium, Lemont IL 60439.

The event, attended by over 1000 guests, was conducted on January 13.

The cultural extravaganza included more than 30 programs with 330 local talents, followed by Chicago’s famous singers Praveen Jaligama garu, Sailaja garu and Madhavi Merugu garu who entertained audiences with different movie songs.

TAGC president-elect Ramu Billakanti garu welcomed and wished good health, prosperity and wealth to all the guests on behalf of president Jyothi Chintalapani garu.

In the Sankranti and India Republic cultural events, 330 participants performed a variety of programs and shows keeping the

audience entertained. There were also competitions on Sankranthi theme and Muggulu potti. Gifts were distributed for the competition winners by sponsors along with on-spot gift cards for kids who answered correctly about Sankranti and Telugu culture.

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