27 Fri Apr,2018
New Jersey: NATA(North American Telugu Association) NJ team conducted a convention kick off fundraising dinner on April
21,2018 in Royal Albert’s Palace, NJ in a joyful and very atmosphere raised over $625K towards the Philadelphia 2018
Convention which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, from July 6 to July 8, 2018.
The Pennslyvania Convention Center opened its doors in 1993 and located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the
Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of the few convention centers that is uniquely woven into the city’s landscape, offering
visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in and enjoy the full cultural, culinary, and retails experiences of the city. More
than 10,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants, shops, historical attractions, and cultural institutions are within walking
the distance of the Center.
The event was organized by Srinivas Ganagoni, Anna Reddy & Venkat Sunkireddy under the guidance of Rajeshwar Reddy
Gangasani, Dr. Raghavareddy Ghosala, Sreekanth Penumada, Hari Velkur, and Sarath Mandapati.The event started with US and
Indian National Anthem and NATA Idol Ambassadors sang melodious songs and entertained the audience throughout the
RVPs Chandra Reddy, Sathya Pathapati, Venu Pasula, Prabhakar Reddy Cheenapalli, and Mahesh Maramreddy welcomed the
audience and requested all to donate generously. Anna Reddy, BOD, and Finance committee in-charge encouraged the audience
to pledge towards the convention and announced all the pledges.
Rajeshwar Reddy Gangasani( President), Dr.Stanley Reddy(Advisory Council member), Dr. Raghavaredy Ghosala(President-
Elect), Sridhar Reddy Korsapati(EVP), Sreekanth Penumada( Secretary), Chinnababu Reddy(Treasurer), Pradeep Samala(CWC
member), Hari Velkur( CWC member), Ramireddy Alla( CWC Member), Anna Reddy ( Jt. Secretary), Srinivas Ganagoni(IVP) and
Mahender Musuku ( Convention Advisor), Santosh Pathuri(NNCC member) spoke and explained about the NATA
accomplishments and convention high lights and invited all to attend the Philadelphia 2018 convention and donate generously
for the success of the convention.
Over 400 people attended this event along with several NATA team members from NJ, NY, & PA areas. In addition, many reps
and members of other national organizations such as NATS, TATA, ATA, TDF and local organizations members such as TFAS,
FTA, Kalabharathi attended the event and supported in a grand way.
BODs Raghuram reddy Etukuri, Anjan Karnati, Sarath Mandapati, Dwarak Varanasi, Sekhar Konala explained about the NATA
IDOL, Political forum activities, Vendor management, and NATA Seva days activities in India and encouraged the audience to
register for the upcoming convention.
Venkat Sunkireddy(Office Coordinator), Srinivas Kanakam ( Web Committee), Mohamed Murtuza (Corporate Committee),
Krishna Siddhada ( Media Committee) worked very hard and helped for the success of the event. Raghu Vemula and Akhila
MC’d the whole event.
NATA (North American Telugu Association) is a leading non-profit organization serving the Telugu community of Indian origin
living in the United States and Canada. NATA is involved in promoting community services, cultural and social activities, student
assistance, and Preservation and promotion of the Telugu language and heritage in the United States and across the globe.
NATA has a strong presence in USA and Canada with thousands in membership. The core mission of NATA is to serve the
growing needs of thousands of people of Telugu origin living in North America. An estimated five hundred thousand Telugu
people are living in the US and Canada. These Conventions will be attended by South Asian community mostly Telugu People
from all over the US, Canada, India, and other Countries. Most of the attendees, besides socializing and enjoying cultural programs,
they will spend time with various businesses that participate. This year we have exciting programs planned and will have a
business-friendly floor plan. Several dignitaries, government officials from State of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and USA are
expected to attend this convention. We expect this year’s Convention to be very successful with your participation.
Preparations for this convention have started a year back for the expected attendance of over 12,000. Attendees for this
The convention includes various professionals such as physicians, engineers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, IT professionals,
scientists, research scholars, students, technocrats, poets, cine artists and public from various walks of life. Moreover, separate
youth programs shall be attended by the youth from all over the world.
For additional information about Convention please visit the
We thank you and look forward to seeing you at the convention.