April 23, 2013 > Ugadi Celebrations
Submitted By Dr. Ramesh Konda
Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) celebrated "Ugadi" (Telugu New Year) festival in a grand style on April 6th, 2013 at Chabot College Auditorium, Hayward. The daylong program of cultural programs, political debate, dances, singing and a grand musical concert by Tollywood singers Deepu and Sravana Bhargavi, was sold out attended by more than 1500 guests.
Talent show competitions allowed youth to showcase their prowess in classical, folk/ film singing and dance. In addition, competitions were held in Essay Writing, Art, Science Olympiad, and Chess. In addition, a political debate was conducted to raise awareness of Andhra Pradesh elections in 2014.
A spectacular fashion show, presented by Nalli Silks, presented colorful designer sarees was followed by powerful energetic fusion of folk hip-hop and traditional dance forms "The Power of Dance" performed by the youth. The much anticipated hilarious comedy play, "Bhoolokam Lo Yamudu" was well received. A grand finale 2-hour concert by popular Tollywood singers Deepu and Sravana Bhargavi completed the entertainment.
The BATA executive committee team for the year 2013 includes: Kamesh Malla (President), Kalyan Kattamuri (Vice president), Dr. Sireesha Battula (Secretary), Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Treasurer), Sumanth Pusuluri (Jt. Secretary), Veeru Vuppala (Advisor), Vijaya Aasuri (Advisor & Cultural Chair), Sridevi Pasupuleti (Cultural Team), Srilu Veligeti (Cultural Team), Kiran Vinnakota (Cultural Team), Taraka Deepthi (Cultural Team)
Over 50 volunteers put in countless hours during the past month to make this event a grand success. BATA Committee would like to thank all volunteers, sponsors, well-wishers and the guests at the event for the great support and encouragement.