Telangana Development Forum (TDF-USA) Celebrates Ugadi at
Bridgewater Temple, New Jersey
April 16, 2006
It was very pleasant evening in New Jersey on Sunday, April 16, 2006. Families
started arriving to the Bridgewater Temple auditorium at 3 pm. Kids were
already dressed up in beautiful costumes and excited to perform the show and
celebrate Ugadi, the telugu “Vyaya” nama new year!
At 4 pm, the celebration started. About 200 families gathered to celebrate.
First, TDF President Madhu K. Reddy welcomed the families for joining. Madhu K.
Reddy spoke about the significance of Ugadi and asked children to learn Telugu
Ramchandra Reddy, TDF Board Chairman, who came from Augusta, Ga, addressed the
gathering. Mr. Ramchandra Reddy asked everyone to participate in the
developmental projects and help people back home in whatever capacity they can.
Then, the fun started! Kids of different ages came on to stage with different
costumes and performed different activities in solo and in groups including
dances, songs, jokes etc. The names of the kids who participated are: Nitya
Mitta, Varun Danda, Nikhil Parvathala, Mona Nerevetla, Pranav nerevetla, Nihal
Parvathala, Shantan Chintalpani, Sudha Kolla, Ramya Kommidi, Sneha Boopathi,
Yamini Bokka, Varun Chintalpani, Mona Nerevetla, Jeel, Aanjali, Rima, Rachana,
Suvina, Riya, Nikita, Somya, Vignesh Maddi, Chetan Reddy.
Ravi Mayreddy, TDF Board Member, spoke about TDF activities. He explained some
of the awareness programs like Telangana calendars, seminars in O U Campus,
Kakathiya Univesity and Mahabubnager. TDF development activities are: Eye camps
in Nalgonda, Palamoor and Karim Nagar.
Shri Madhu Yashki, MP from Nizamabad, who was in USA (New Jersey) for many
years and left for India, came here to join the celebrations.
Then, Shri Madhu Yashki presented Certificates and Prizes to participants.
Murali Chintalapani, TDF Treasurer, thanked all the families and participants.
Telangana calendars, T-shirts were distributed at the event.
A few of the prominent people joined the celebrations were Sudhakar Perkari,
Arjun Dyapa, Rajeshwar Gangasani, Rajender Jinna and Amar Reddy.