12th TANA Conference, Cincinnati – 1999
The 12th TANA conference was held in Cincinnati in 1999 with Gorrepati Ranganatha Babu as convener and Chalasani Mallikharjuna Rao as president. Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimharao was the chief guest.
The Conference had revenue of about $1.2 million and had a surplus of $270,000. $200,000 of this money was transferred to TANA treasury and $70,000 was transferred to a local Telugu association.
Highlight of the program was the local unity, business seminar and a three-hour cultural program by Akkineni Nagarjuna and his team of 40 members. Miss world Rita Faria from Hyderabad attended the convention. Movie play back singer Suseela received the lifetime achievement award at this conference. Folk art festival in India by the name ‘Chaitanya Sravanthi’ started at this time.
Unity education and modernity were the main themes of the conference. Member of Parliament M. Venkayya Naidu released the Souvenir. Ken Blackwell, Ohio. T.P. Srinivasan Indian embassy in America representative from US Ferror Brown were the dignitaries attended the conference.
Loksatta leader Jayaprakash Narayan delivered a special talk in the occasion. Kiran Narayan, head of anthropology department at wisconsin University, delivered the special talk. Ramanaidu, film producer, B.V. Parameswara Rao, Singer P. Suseela, Vemuri Balaram Editor swathi, Varaprasada Reddy, M.D., Santha Biotech, P. Hanumantha Rao, Manager Pragathi Art Printers, Cine Director Bapu, Chalasani Prasada Rao, Eenadu staff, Murali Mohan A.P were present. Cine development corporation were specially honoured. Cine actors Nagarjuna, Brahamanandam, Tabu, Ramya Krishna, Samanth, Rajendra Prasad, Ali, Music Director Vandemantaram Srinivas, Garikapati Narasimha Rao, Jayaprabha, writer, Dayana Hedden, miss world, took part in the deliberations.
‘Continuous Medical Education’ session was conducted by Dr. Jampala Chowdary, Dr. Naveen Hemanth gave a video presentation talk on the problems of children and depression.
The coordinator for funds was Chowdary Bobba, Treasurer Prof. V. Mannala, Coordinator Dr. Jampala Chowdary, and various other responsibilities were carried out by Savitri Chindu, Sarada Nagasetti, Anil Nalagatla, Sarada Purna Sonti, Prasada Raju, Hari K Maddali, Ananada Raju, Raghu Tadepalli, Anil Maddali, Swarana Kakani, Indira Gorrepati, Krishna Rao Kakani, Ranganath Babu Kakani, Gopi Krishna Pudatala, Hari Maddali, Patel V. Mannala, Rani Panangi, Balarama Raju, Devi Prasad Alapati, Rajasekhar Lakkaraju, Prasad Chandra, Girish Nagasetti, Patel V Mannava, Savitri Chinta, Madhavarao Dasari, Vasundhra dasari, Rani Bobba, Madhavi Kollu, Aruna Chowdary, Annapurna Chandra Malleswari reddy, Raghu Tadepalli.
TELUGU PALUKU – SOUVENIR
Editor: Chandra Sekhar Rao Kanneganti
Contributing Editor: Jampala Chowdary
Co-Editors – Udaya Bhaskar Nandivada, Madhava Rao Kuratila
Chairperson – Gopal Annam Raju
Vice-chairperson – Prasad Totakura
Cover page – Chandra
Writers : P.V. Narasimha Rao, Dr. Garikapati Narasimha Rao, Jayaprabha, Jayaprakash Narayana, V.R. Veluri, Paruchuri Srinivas, Sherrad brown, S. S. Murthy, Ravi, Savitri, Deepthi Chinta, Sobhanbabu Atluri, P. Venugopala Rao, Swarup Madduri, Machiraju Savitri, Chodavarapu Prasad, Turamella Madhava Kumar, Pappu Suryakantam, Utukuri Gopalarao, Dr. K.V.S. Rama Rao, Achaya Pippalla Surya Prakasa Rao, Yallapragada Janaki Rani, Sai Lakshmi, Sankara Narayana Swamy, Nori Radhika, Kanaka Prasad, Aari Sitaramaiah, Gurajada Suryakumari, Kolli Indira, Vikram, Palana, Dokka Rambhra, Kanneganti Chandrasekhara Rao, Madhukeela, Vinnakota Ravisankar, Machiraju Saavitri, Dr. Avasarala Ansuyadevi (Vinjamuri), Viswanatha Achyuta Devarayalu, Mutyala Seetha, Aravinda, Rachakonda Narasimha Sarma, Dokka Srinivasa Phanikumar, Udaya Bhaskar, Vasu, Dr. Papineni Siva Sankar, Indraganti Srikanth Sarma, Narisetti Innaiah, Kotturu S. Ratna, Indraganti Srikanth Sarma, Kotapati Sambasiva Rao, Jampala Chowdary, Aarudra, K.V. Ramana Reddy, Ajantha, Madhuranthakam Rajaram, Vakati Panduranga Rao.
Prize winners in the stories competition: Dr. K.V.S. Rama Rao, Palleti Balaji, Jonnalagadda Ramalakshmi, A.S.Mani, Dr. V. Chandrasekhara Rao, Vedaprabhas, Arnad.