With a vision to become a pillar of strength and become the protector of Telugu heritage, culture and its people, the North America Telugu Association (NATS) was formed. With the motto of ‘Bhashe Ramyam-Seve Gamyam’, it grew with passing time and today it has earned a permanent place in the hearts of many.
The prestigious ‘NATS America Telugu Sambaraalu’ is held once in two years grandly and this year, it is going to be held on July 2nd, 3rd, 4th at Los Angeles. The venue happens to be a vast land measuring 300,000 sft and it is very close to the world famous Disneyland Theme Park. In that 50,000 sft is being catered for stalls. The event is going to be held in the presence of 500 important dignitaries from different parts of America and arrangements are made to accommodate 10,000 people. The NATS organizers are arranging separate venues for art, cultural and business related events accordingly. Today i.e. April 18th, NATS Premiere League Cricket tournament will be inaugurated. Teams from different cities that win in this tournament will face each other during the NATS event in July. The Sambaralu will also have drawing competition for kids from all parts of America, several meetings related to women empowerment, spiritual programs with discourses from enlightened speakers.
The organizers have confirmed the list of dignitaries for the event include Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister Sri K Chandra Sekhara Rao, Justice Jasti Chalameshwar, AP legislative assembly speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao, Andhra Pradesh Endowments Minister Manikyala Rao, AP Health Minister Kamineni Srinivasa Rao, Telangana Legislative Affairs & Mines Minister Harish Rao, AP Civil Supplies Minister Smt Paritala Suneeta, Former Union Minister Smt Daggubati Purandeshwari, Chairman of Kuchipudi Natyaramam Kuchibotla Anand. From the Telugu film industry, the list of personalities include Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna,Rajendra prasad , K Raghavendra Rao, Gopichand, Kajal Aggarwal, Nani. As part of the cultural, music and entertainment programs, noted personalities such as Tanikella Bharani, noted singer Dr Ghazal Srinivas, Anup Rubens, Vandemataram Srinivas, Ananth Sriram, Sirasri, Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar, Telangana people singer Goreti Venkanna, Swarnakka, ‘Ammapaata’ Tirupathanna and others will be attending.
The details regarding the prestigious event were revealed by former heads of NATS Dr Madala Ravi and Desu Gangadhar at an exclusive press meet organized in Filmnagar Club. A special message has come from NATS conference Chairman Dr Ravi Alapati and Chief Ravi Achanta like this : “The 2015 NATS America Sambaralu to be held in July will be filled with lot of entertainment from start to finish like never before. It gives us immense happiness in presenting the lifetime achievement award to the esteemed industrialist Mr Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao for taking the pride of Telugu people to a new level.”
The program which was coordinated by film writer Sirasri was attended by NATS India coordinator Raju Alapati, NATS dignitaries Ratheesh Adusimilli, Prasanna Kota, Gopi Achanta, Vinay Jonnalagadda, Amar Anne, Kishore Mallina, T G Vishwa, People Tech Kutumba Rao and others.