Fun & Frolic BATA Annual Picnic, a grand success.

June 16th, 2010

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) celebrated its annual Summer Picnic on June 12, 2010.  More than 300 adults and kids gathered at Elizabeth Lake in Fremont to participate in the picnic.

The weather was perfect with glorious summer breeze. The event was a grand success: everyone enjoyed fun filled games and delicious Andhra dishes.  The picnic brought a Telugu festive look to the park with kids and parents dressing up in traditional Indian dresses. It was more like a family get-together, everyone pitching in various activities from food preparation to organizing games.

The picnic was attended by many community  leaders  from  various organizations like TANA, SEF, Spandana, TCASri Jayaram Komati, TANA President applauded the efforts by BATA team for yet another successful picnic.

Traditional spicy Maramaralu mixture (Muntha Kindha Pappu) was a big attraction of the picnic along with  and BBQ. Mouth watering dishes prepared by BATA volunteers and with delicious food from sponsoring restaurants: Swagat, Peacock, Athidhi, Dosa Place, Biryani Bowl made a feast.  Watermelon and pineapple were served after the lunch.

After delicious lunch, Vijaya Aasuri, Srilu Veligeti and other BATA committee members organized fun filled activities. Adults and kids alike enthusiastically participated in the games like Volleyball, Musical chairs, Three-legged race, Lemon in spoon, Tug-of-war. A tight fun filled Antakshari and Padakshari competition was held and efficiently conducted by TV9 Crew, which will be telecasted.

Kids thoroughly enjoyed the picnic. A colorful jump house was setup, where kids played through out the day.  They participated in  games like “Musical Chairs”, Tug-of-war and Pinata. They had fun eating Cotton Candy and Snow Cones. Kids and adults alike stood in the line to get their piece of the candy.

Tireless efforts by volunteers were praised by attendees. BATA executive committee Srilu Veligeti, Srinvas Kolli, Srini Mangipudi, Ramesh Konda, Kamesh Malla, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Kalyan Kattamuri, Sireesha Battula, Yaswanth Kudravalli, Ujwal Kastala, Prasad Mangina, Ravi Thiruveedula and Karun Veligeti thanked all the sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making this event a grand success.

Swara Madhuri a grand success!

June 8th, 2010

Telugu Association of North America (TANA) & Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) successfully organized Swara Madhuri – musical extravaganza featuring MAA TV & Zee TV supersingers Pranavi, Deepu, Anjana Sowmya, Ravi & Bhuvana Kruthi. The concert was held on May 21, 2010 at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California. The auditorium was packed with approximately 800 people on friday evening.

Vijaya Aasuri of BATA introduced the team and started the proceedings. Veteran telugu playback singer G.Anand introduced the individual singers and the overall concert. Deepu, Pranavi & Anjana sowmya started the show with a rendition of a ganesha song. That followed by a melodious numbers by the supersinger team. Ravi enthralled audience with his high energy folk numbers. That followed by a series of fast and peppy numbers. Audience were mesmerized with the range of songs selected and the way they were performed by the young team. All the kids were danced to every song to their hearts content. Some of the songs of the night included rabbaru gajulu, bommali, bangaru kodipetta, ahana pelli anta, chintamanu, allegra, sudda brahma and panchadaara bomma etc.. Super singers were very pleased with the overall response they received from the audience. They thanked BATA for hosting the concert.

Speaking at this occasion, Srilu Veligeti (President of BATA) thanked all the volunteers and committee members who worked hard in making the concert successful.  She also thanked Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti, Ravi Thiruveedhula and Veeru Vuppala for their invaluable support in organizing this event. TANA president Mr.Jayaram Komati blessed these budding singers and requested audience to encourage them.  BATA team felicitated all the singers as well as Pshymphony and Trusthop for sponsoring the show. The BATA executive committee included Srinivas Kolli, Srinivas Mangipudi, Ramesh Konda and Kamesh Malla. The nominated committee includes Vijaya Aasuri, Kalyan Kattamuri, Sirisha Battula, Ujwal Kasthala and Yashwant Kudaravalli.