President Message

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, Let me begin by saying I am honored and humbled to accept responsibility as the President of NATA and very excited to serve all Telugus living in the United States!

As I step into this leadership role, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all the members and the Board for giving me this opportunity. As NATA’s incoming President I look forward to building on the organization's foundation and taking our initiatives forward.

On this momentous occasion I am reminded of what Mother Teresa once said whom I admire and from whom I draw my inspiration. I quote in her words “I slept, and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke, and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy”. My sincere thanks to Dr. Prem Reddy (Chairman Emeritus, Advisory Council), Dr. Adisesha Reddy (Advisory Council Chairman), Advisory Council, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Regional Vice-Presidents, Standing Committees and Regional Coordinators for giving me this opportunity to serve the Telugu people in North America.

NATA’s mission of serving the Telugu Indian-American community is achieved by organizing regional activities, meetings, and biennial conventions to celebrate Telugu culture and traditions. During December 2022, we will focus on NATA Seva Days-our signature program that will go to Telugu states and extend help in organizing Medical Camps, conducting sports for the youth, Scholarships for the most deserving among other programs.

The NATA Convention in Dallas, TX will be one of its kind with the finest team of individuals and leaders from across the United States of America striving to showcase the best intellectual, social and cultural confluence of the people across Telugu States and North America.

With so much happening, I would like to request each one of you to help me in spreading the word to ensure NATA is bookmarked for the next two years! Needless to say, this will happen only with your help. Irrespective of where we live, we are obliged to our Motherland, to make these events very successful.

As we take this journey together to preserve and enrich Telugu culture, let us resolve to be of help to fellow citizens who may be in need and to elevate the glory of Telugus across the globe.

Harinadha Reddy Velkur 2024-2025