DHIMTANA - Atlanta in association with TAMA

Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in association with Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta(TAMA) and TV9 organized a unique singing, dancing and beauty pageant “Dhim TANA Competitions” on Sunday May 31ST, 2015 at Casablanca Event Hall. Despite short notice about the competitions, 40 plus highly talented youth and adults of greater Atlanta area participated with vigor and passion in all categories. Winners of these competitions will be invited to participate in the finals at TANA National Conference(July 2 – 4) in Detroit .

It was a memorable day for all the kids, beautiful girls and parents of our community who took part in this exciting competitions. The contestants rocked the stage in the categories that included solo singing, group dancing, Miss Teen TANA, Miss TANA and Mrs. TANA.

The magical afternoon started with welcome note by Mrs. Madhavi Korrapati in a beautifully decorated auditorium that was packed with enthusiastic guests and cheerful supporters. Sri.Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu welcomed the audience and started with lighting the deepam, followed by song by Ms.Shanti.

Emcee, Madhavi Korrapati and Manasa Ghantasala conducted the singing and dance competitions impeccably. The pageant was a feast to the eyes with breath taking ramp walks, mind blowing personality displays and jaw dropping intellectual answers to the judges’ questions by all the inspiring beauties. The highlight of the pageant was the Talent show round where all the kids showed their talent and each performed unique and outstanding performances. Rashmi’s Transition from a song to dance thrilled the audience and had huge applause for showcasing her talent in a unique way. Anchor Mrs. Madhavi Korrapati with her timely entertainment and witticisms delivered with elan kept the tempo of the evening on a continuous rise. Mesmerizing moments of the evening were skillfully captured by Kishore Thatikonda through his photographs. And DJ Dev’s lighting and sound bought life to the ambience.

Panel of judges for singing category were accomplished musicians Ms Shanthi , Mr. Phani Dokka ,Ms. Prasuna Vempaty and Janardhan Pannela. Classical/film dancing judging by Malathi Nagabhairava and beauty pageant were judged by a panel of very creative and talented and successful people Mr.Madhu Kota, Anil Jagarlamudi, Kinnera Para, Dr.Padma Nadella, Dr. Jaya Vallabhaneni . Georgia DhimTana competitions live coverage was provided by TV9.

TAMA President, Mr Vinay Maddineni expressed gratitude to TANA President Mohan Nannapaneni for bringing DhimTANA competitions to Atlanta, Georgia and also talked about the various activities conducted by TAMA. He also thanked TANA Executive Committee and Board members Madhu Tata, Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu, Srinivas Lavu, Gautham Gurram, Purna Veerapaneni and Anil Yalamanchili. He also thanked TV9 team for the support extended towards the event.

Special guest for the evening, Miss India USA 2014 Pranathi Ganagaraju, graciously crowned Miss Teen TANA Winner.

Another special guest for singing was Meghana Pothukuchi, who is the national winner of the singing competition Paadutha Theeyaga ,USA 2014. She mesmerized the audience with her singing. Mrs.Madhavi Korrapati and Sohini Ayinala graciously crowned Miss TANA and Mrs TANA the pageant winners.

Indian women are physically resilient, mentally strong and fortified by culture and spirituality. This pageant is really a test in all areas and Georgia girls and women excelled in each round.

TANA 2015 Secretary Madhu Tata gave an inspiring speech about TANA events and the purpose of beauty pageants and other competitions in our community.

Beautiful evening culminated with a vote of thanks by Mr. Purna Veerapaneni and Anil Yelamanchili, who thanked the co-sponsors TAMA Team members and extended special thanks and appreciation to TANA for promoting and supporting DhimTANA competitions in Georgia area. They also thanked and appreciated the efforts of all its volunteers, office bearers, executive committee and audience for making this event a grand success.

This event was a great TANA Atlanta Team and TAMA TEAM, Bharat Maddineni, Madhu Tata, Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu, Purna Veerapaneni, Anil Yelamanchili and Devanand Kondur, Krishna Bojja, Manoj Tatikonda, Nagesh Doddaka, Rajesh Jampala, Rajesh Yallabandi, Sudhakar Vallurupalli, Subbarao Maddali, Venkat Meesala, Venkateswara Rao Gadde, Vinay Maddineni.




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