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TAGDV Sankranti event brought festive tradition to Delaware Valley

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The Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) joyously celebrated Sankranti Sambaralu on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, at Bharateeya Temple in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The event was a resounding success attracting 400 plus attendees.

All the attendees were immersed themselves in the cultural festivities, featuring vibrant performances by both children and adults. The evening continued with a mesmerizing musical concert by Singers Prasad Simhadri and Harshitha, along with Srija Boddu and Adavith Bondugula.

The event was meticulously organized by TAGDV officials including President Mujeebur Rehman, Vice President Rammohan Talluri, Secretary Hareesh Annabathina, Treasurer Aravind Paruchuri, Joint Secretary Madhu Budati, Joint Treasurer Suresh Bondugula, and Members at Large: Siv Ananthuni, Raj Kakkerla, Ramana Rakothu, Srikanth Chunduri, Neelaveni Kandukuri, Sudhrashan Lingultla, Bhaskar Makken, Gowri Karrouthu, and Deepthi Koppula.

Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) volunteers Ravi Indrakanti, Apparao Mallipudi, Lava Kumar, Suresh Yalamarthy and others worked very hard for making this event successful and their help was much appreciated by TAGDV president and executive committee.

Distinguished community leaders Harinath Bungatavula, NATS Vice President – Programs, PTA representatives Madhava Reddy Mosarla, Kamal Nellutla, Raj Mamidi, and BuxMont Bathukamma Representatives Srini Srikoti and Raj Thota graced the event.

The cultural showcase featured children adorned in traditional attire, presenting Telugu cultural arts like “Do Do Basavanna” and Kuchipudi dances, adding significance to the Sankranti festival. Bhogipallu was ceremoniously presented to children in a religious manner, seeking blessings for their well-being, good health, and prosperity.

TAGDV President Mujeebur Rehman expressed gratitude to all the supporters and food suppliers, including Bawarchis Biryani in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Godavari Malvern, and House Of Biryani & Kebabs (HBK) in Norristown. Special recognition was given to Ramji Sathamurthy Insurance and Satish Nalla from Chug Financials, as well as SK Shubham Jewels for their significant contributions to the success of the event.

A special acknowledgment from TAGDV (Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley) was also extended to Swetha Kommoji for her outstanding role as the Master of Ceremonies and to Viswanath Koganti for capturing the event through beautiful pictures.

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