10th TANA Conference, Chicago – 1995
The 10th conference was conducted by Yadlapati Yugandhar as the convener and Mantena Narasa Raju as the President. About 7,200 people participated in the conference. Some $785,000 was collected. The expenses were $700,000, leaving a surplus of $85,000, which was given to TANA foundation.
The conference had the first inaugural dance ballet, and the first laser show. Business seminar was well attended. Youth were involved on the main stage.
The conference, which was held from July 1st to 3rd 1995 in Chicago, made a mark. Sidhdhardha Sankar Ray, ambassador of India in America, delivered the keynote speech. Mr. Rangaiah Naidu, central minister from India, Mr. Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, speaker at Andhra Pradesh assembly, Mr. Madhava Reddy, Pratibha Bharathi, Devineni Nehru were the chief guests at the Conference.
Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda and Artist Bapu were specially honoured. In the contest, Bapu, Ramana’s first title “Bomma Borusu” was brought out, as a special honour to them. Kongara Jaggaiah, as a special guest to the conference, released his translation of Tagore’s Githanjali, and Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad released “History of Modern Telugu Literature” in the conference.
The stories of Bhamidipati Ramagopalam, which were written to honour Bapu Ramana, the stories of smile, and the stories of Dr. K. Sadasiva Rao, were also released in the Conference.
Kongara Jaggaiah, cine actor, inaugurated the cultural programmes. Amani, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ramakrishna, Sarada, Brahmanandam, AVS, Suseela, Ramakrishna, Zikki, M. Raja took active part.
Vempati China Satyam performed special Kuchipudi Dance. Surabhi stage players exhibited their talent in various stage plays.
TELUGU PALUKU – SOUVENIR
Editor: Jampala Chowdary
Chairperson: Venkata Subbarao Vuppuluri
Co-chairperson: Ramaraju B. Yalavarthi
Members: Dronam Raju Sivarama Krishna, Raghavendra rao Pathuri, Bhaskar Ravi, Krishnaiah Revuluri, Venkata Rama Rao, C. Ramadasu, Sarada Purna Sonti
Youth Division Member: Dipika Reddy
Writers: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, N.T. Rama Rao, Kongara Jaggaiah, Malathi Chandur, Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Vempati China Satyam, Nanduri Ramamohana Rao, Bharago.