4th TANA Conference, Washington DC (1983)
For the first time, TANA conference was held in Washington, D.C. on May 28-29, 1983. Local Greater Washington Telugu Cultural Society co-operated for the success of the conference. The venue was Northwood High School, Silver Spring, Maryland.
About 2000 delegates participated in the conference. Mr. K.R. Narayanan, ambassador of India in USA, Prof. N.G. Ranga, peasant leader, Charles Gil Christ, Justice Ramarao, Former Chief Minister Dr. M. Chennareddy were the main speakers.
The cultural programmes were held on both days. There were dance dramas, stage plays, Bhuvana Vijayam Play and several attractive items grabbed the attention of the audience. Apart from the special souvenir, a special stamp was also released. Several stalls with industrial, and artpeace were exhibited. The two-day discussion was highlighted with problems of sharing several arts, which were disappearing in Andhra Pradesh.
The educational problems of Telugu children in America, exchange of technical knowledge, trade opportunities for Telugu people in America, protection of health were the themes discussed in two day deliberations.
The discussions also included marriage problems, literature, culture, and art. Varaprasada Rao Gutti supervised these discussions. Cherukuri Ramadevi, Velcheru Malathi, Madhusudhana Reddy Kakulavarapu, Akella Murthy, Latha Rao, S.V. Rama Rao R.V.S. Sundaram took keen interest in the deliberations.
TANA awards were given to Dr. G. Nageswara Rao, founder of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad; Prof. Pesara Reddy Sudhakar, Associate Professor in the Medical Department of Pittsburgh University; famous artist S.V. Rama Rao; Prof. Nannapaneni Narayana Rao, Electrical Engineer in Illinois University.
Kakarala Subba Rao was the chairman of awards committee. Special function was arranged to give the awards under the chairmanship of Dr. Kakarala Chandrasekhara Rao
TELUGU PALUKU – SOUVENIR
Title cover by BAPU
The writers in the souvenir: Saama Ramireddy, Dr. Rani Samyukta Chintam, Prabha Chityala, Sudheshna, Utkuri Ananth, T.V.V. Ramarao, Kotra Krishnamurthy, Jakkampudi Subbaraidu Suktulu, Tangirala Lakshmi Narayana, Pattinnapu Sakuntala Gangadharam, Tripuraneni Venkateswara Rao, Yethukuchi Krishna, Gandhiji Yelamanchili, Yeluri Venkateswara Rao, Damaraju Sachchidananda Murthy, Aruna Galla, Devulapalli Krishna.
Writers of English articles: Ramarao Cherukuri, S. S. Murthy, P. Venugopala Rao, Sabala Mandava, Phani Bantumilli, Suguna Pappu, Neeraja Rao Cheragondla, Madhuri Kakarala, Padmaja Sama, Sumukha Guntakatta, Pemmaraju Sri Ramarao.