NATA Saint Louis conducted NATA STL Day on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at Mahatma Gandhi Center in the presence of dignitaries from all over US.
The event kick started with Chess and Math competition in the morning with over 120 kids participating in the two events. The winner and runner-up were presented with gift certificates, courtesy of Mr. Thirumala Reddy Kumbum.
The main cultural event was inaugurated with Ganesha Pooja and songs. The cultural event saw a record 160 participants and an attendance of over 700 people. Trophies were sponsored by given to all the cultural event participants. The DJ (Ravi Julakanti), Event Management and Stage Designer (Kumar Reddy) the MCs (Nikki Bhuma, Hansitha Teluguntla and Narisireddy Uppunuri) and the volunteers ensured that the event ran smoothly. The grand finale ended with local singers Madhuri Gajula , Suma Arepally and Sahiti Mumgandi singing alongside famous singers Dhiraj Balra from Canada and Deepti Nag from New Jersey enthralling the packed audience.
Mr. Sridhar Reddy Korsapati NATA Executive Vice President, Mr. Thirumala Reddy Kumbum from Dallas (Financial Service Mania), and Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Gaddam from Atlanta (Shepherd Animal Hospital, Duluth, GA, USA) graced the occasion. Sridhar invited the St. Louis Telugu community to attend upcoming NATA mega convention at Philadelphia during July 6-8, 2018 and thanked his team for arranging a mega NATA event first time there.
Madhuri caught the audience attention with not only her singing but with her dancing and fashion show.
All attendees appreciated the overall event programs and enjoyed with nice food which included appetizers sponsored by Anis Indian Restaurant and dinner prepared and served by volunteers. It was a Biriyani feast with 5 different varieties of Biriyani in addition to 2 Non-Vegetarian items and 3 Vegetarian items. Kids and adults were treated with Pizzas and Desert.