The American Telugu Association (ATA), a 25-year old premier national organization of Telugus in North America, is gearing up to unveil its Grand ATA Conference to mark the celebrations of its silver jubilee on an unprecedented scale.
It will showcase the rich enduring Telugu culture in the form of art, music, dance, literary, religious, social, economic, health forums during July 1-3 in Chicago at Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
ATA’s top-tier team from across the country has converged at Westin Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey and 70 important committees have been set up to host this mammoth convention.
The Telangana government will send a 15-member cultural troupe to augment the ATA festivities.
Kamala Chimata, conference coordinator, said the goal of the convention was to promote literary, cultural, educational, religious, social, economic, health and community activities of the people of Telugu origin.
Iftekhar Shareef, Reception Chair, disclosed the plans to rope in VIPs, dignitaries and elected officials both from India and the United States to grace the convention and added that some had already expressed a keen interest in attending.
Sudhakar Perkari, ATA president, Chandrasekhar Reddy Palvai, conference convener, K.K.Reddy, conference director and Hanumanth Reddy, ATA founder, spoke on the occasion.