8th TANA Conference, Atlanta – 1991
The 8th TANA conference was held in world convention center, Atlanta, July 5, 6 of 1991 with Dr. Vanapalli Manga Raju as the convener and Dr. Nallamothu Satyanarayana as the president. The main theme of the conference was “Our Culture – Our Progress.”
About 20 eminent persons from India participated in the conference. Indian Ambassador in USA Dr. Abid Hussain spoke on the first day of the conference. Murali Mohan, cine actor, directed stage plays with Gummadi, Janaki, Sakshi Ranga Rao, and Sarath Babu. In this conference Arudra’s literary history volumes were released. Cherukupalli David commenced with invocation prayer.
Awards: Parikshit Sarma Voleti, Lakshmi Saroja Poruri, Ranga N. B. Gorrepati, Chandrasekhara Rao Kakarala, Raghavedra Prasad, D. Venkateswara Rao, Ravindra Nath Guttikonda, Jaganmohana Rao Kakarala, Rajireddy, R.K.N. Jayanthi, Venkat S. Ram, Vijayalakshmi Unnava were awarded for their outstanding achievements in various fields.
On the second day of the conference, Ramoji Rao, Head of the Eenadu News paper, delivered a special speech. He came out very strongly against caste system that is eating away the vitality of the society and also dividing the people. Caste has become main obstruction for social progress, he said. He strongly pleaded to discard caste system and appealed Telugu people in America to bring casteless society. He appreciated the achievements of Telugu people in America and congratulated those who attained higher levels.
Conference Executive Committee
- Seshu Sharma, Aruna Prasad Kancharla, P. Ramachandra Reddy, Ranakumar Nadendla, Narender G. Reddy, Sheela R Lingani, P. Ravisharma, Rama Rao Meka, Rajaravulapalli, B. Krishna Mohan, C. Bapireddy, Sarveswar I Naidu, Jayaprakash Bangaru, Purna Ginjupalli, Sudhakar Devaraju, Gopichand Manne, Narahari Rao Purugulla, Sujatha K. Reddy, Kusuma Zonavally.
Chief Adviser: P. Venugopala Rao.
Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta conducted the conference. The executive committee members: Ravinder C. Reddy, P. S. Lakshmi Rao, Narendra G. Reddy, Sanjeeva Rao, Sujatha Ginjupalli.
Ex-official member: Nallamothu Satyanarayana, President, TANA, Sudhakar Pavuluri, Treasurer, Ramakishan Rao Damala, Vice-President.
TELUGU PALUKU – SOUVENIR
Writers : Maruvada Rajeswara Rao, Radhika Nori, Malempati Indira Priyadarsini, Vasundhara (Sydney, Australia), K. Saroja (Canada), Tangirala Lakshmi Narayana, Machiraju Savitri, A. Subba Rao, S. Vardhani Murthy, Vanguri Chittemraju, Ragipudi Yogiswara Swamy, Nellutla Ranga Rao, Meka Ramarao, P.V.G., Indira, Usha Raju, Kondapalli Koteswaramma (Vijayawada), B.N.Reddy (artist – Pavan, Hyderabad), J. Bapu Reddy (Hyderabad), Narasimha Malladi Sidhdhanti, Sunkara Mani Ramachandra Rao (Rajahmundry), Kota Sundara Ramasarma, Sonti Saradapurna, Kolugotla Suryaprakasa Rao, Vinnakota Ravi Sankar (Hyderabad), Elchuri Vijaya Raghava Rao, N.S.S. Murthy, K.V.S. Swamy (Rajahmundry), Meka Rama Rao, Tumuluri Sastry (Sydney, Australia), Jaya Prabha (Hyderabad), Suseela Subbarao (Canada), Vemuri Venkateswara Rao, Chaparala Baburao (England), Sulochana Bandaru, Satya Duvvuri, Radhika Sastry, Pillalamarri Ramakrishna, Viswanatha Achyutha Devarayalu, Pemmaraju Venugopala Rao, Kota Sundara Ramasarma, Vinnakota Phanidra.