Hyderabad, April 16, 2019.... TANA--Telugu Association of North America, the oldest and the biggest Indo-American organization in North America to construct ’TANA Bhavan’ in Washington DC with a project cost of around Rs 35crore. However, the exact details are yet to be worked out. The building is the first of its kind by any ethnic group in USA. We will be ready with its final plans by July this year, by the time of 22nd TANA National Conference informed Satish Vemana, TANA President whole addressing a press conference her in Hyderabad on Tuesday evening.
Talking to media along with Prasad Garapati and CV Subba Row, both Indian Coordinators, Satish said it is likely to have 20,000 sq ft area.
Another unique milestone TANA achieved this year is that it has elected all its 45 office bearers unanimously. This is the first time in the 40 years history of TANA that all the office bearers are chosen unopposed. By doing so, the organization has saved Rs 75 lakhs, which otherwise it would have spent on conducting elections. Further more contesting candidates would have spent Ra 4.5 crore. All this money is saved by avoiding elections this year, added Satish Vemana. TANA elections are always are fought fiercely, he added.
TANA in its forty years of existence has done service activities to the extent of Rs 700crore. TANA has 40,000 lifetime members, Satish informed.
The forthcoming TANA National Conference will be a grand affair as it is being held from July 4 to 6 for three days in Washington DC, the Capital city of USA. The once in two years Meet is expected to attract 22000 visitors. We have already extended invitation to President of USA Mr Trump and the same is under consideration.
TANA National Meet now is organized in Washington DC after a gap of twelve years. Previously it was organized in the capital city of USA in the year 2007. It was graced by the then President Bill Clinton.
Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu has consented to be the Chief Guest. We have also extended invitations to both Chief Ministers of Telugu States, he added.
Nearly ten lakh Telugus live in USA.
Popular Music director Keeravani is coming with his troupe of musicians and singers; Ms Chitra, Ms Sunitha are going to entertain the audience. Several popular Film Directors, Heroes, Heroines Comedians will be attending
DHIM TANA Competitions are happening in 15 cities or more where Singing, Dancing and acting talent of children and adults will be showcased.
TANA Sports is another activity and several cities are conducting TANA Cricket, TANA Tennis and other sports competitions
Curie-TANA Competitions will be held in more than 15 cities in April to June 2019 months where children will participate in Spell Bee, Maths Bowl and Science Bowl in association with Curie Learning LLC and winning students will participate in Semi Finals and Finals to be held during the Conference.
Paatasala -TANA Telugu Poteeelu also will be held in more than 15 cities for children of 6-10 years and 11-15 years age groups. Here also winning students will be held during TANA Conference.
TANA Conference is giving opportunities to several Business houses and Corporate houses to associate with TANA Conference as Exhibitors and Sponsors and reach 15000 potential Telugu people, informed Satish Vemana.