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TANA all for Telugu cultural heritage

TANA all for Telugu cultural heritage
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Members of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) organised cultural activities, as part of their programme ‘Chaitanya Sravanthi’, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Basheer Bagh, recently.

Members of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) organised cultural activities, as part of their programme ‘Chaitanya Sravanthi’, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Basheer Bagh, recently.

The event was conducted as part of their social responsibility activities, taken up every year in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A mega health camp was organised at Chiluvuru in Guntur on Wednesday. TANA’s social activities, which commenced on Wednesday, will conclude on January 2.

Cultural events marked TANA’s ‘Chaitanya Sravanthi’

The chief guest of the programme was education minister Jagadishwar Reddy. TDP MLA Errabelli Dayakar Rao was the guest of honour. Mohan Nannapaneni, president; Jayaram Komati, director; Dr Chowadary Jampala, vice president, and a large number of music lovers attended the event.

A donation of Rs 45 lakh was made to Little Music Academy, Nallakunta, which has been producing talented classical musicians and young singers for the past 17 years. K Rama Chary thanked TANA for the donation. “We look forward to excelling further and producing world class singers,” he said.

Mohan Nannapaneni, president, TANA, applauded the services rendered by K Rama Chary, who is the architect of Little Music Academy. “Rama Chary has been providing his nurturing young talent and paving them a future. He has been doing this in a rented building. Our donation of Rs 45 lakh will help him set up a music school to grow further and excel,” he said.

 Members of TANA handing over a cheque to Rama Chary

The highlight of the event was a patriotic song by the students of Little Music Academy. Madhu Priya, Akunuri Sharada, Krishna Chaitanya, Deepu Singh, Geetha Madhuri and other prominent singers wowed the audience with their performances. Veteran artists were felicitated on the occasion, which includes Chukka Sattaiah, Ellis Island awardee Anumolu Subba Rao and other prominent personalities.

“The activities taken up by TANA are indispensable to the society. The government is looking forward to help Telugu music schools and students to excel in their endeavours and to retain the rich heritage and tradition of the Telugu speaking people in India and across the world,” Jagadishwar Reddy said.

“I was surprised to know that TANA has been conducting various activities as part of its social responsibility for over 37 years. It is a laudable effort. The government needs to honour the performers and suitably rewarded them for their talent,” Errabelli Dayakar said.

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