Telugu Association of Greater Chicago organized another successful event “TAGC – International Women’s day” on March 10th, 2019 at The Meadows Club, Rolling Medows, IL from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
This event which was headed by TAGC President Ramu Billakanti and co-sponsored by American Telangana Association had about 350 women participation, making it another huge successful event for 2019.
Event started with lighting lamp by Telugu Association of Greater Chicago & American Telangana representatives and then offering prayers to lord Ganesha. It was then followed with several interesting programs, influential & informative speeches, Games and Music.
The event was very well planned, organized and executed by Manasa Lattupalli, Vinitha Podduturi, Sirish Madduri and Vijaya Chitta. Several TAGC Board of Directors played a key role in making the event a grand success Jyothi Chintalapani, Venkat Gunuganti, Vijay Beeram, Vani Yetrintala, Ranga Reddy Lenkala, Praveen Vemulapalli, Santosh Konduri, Sampath Sangem, Parameshwar Yerasani, Rohit Akula, Uma Avadutha and Swetha Janamanchi.
During the event, the association raised funds for charitable organizations “Akshaya Vidya” (which supports in educating kids living in slum areas) and “Joy Foundation” – Dr. Raj Kumar is the founder of the organization that provides Health care for people with limited resources. Once again, TAGC thanked all the attendees who contributed towards this noble cause.
Few Highlights of the Event:
· Guest Speakers: Promila Kumar, Lt. Dawn McDermott, Sgt. Karen McCartney and Gayatri Rathod
Promila Kumar (Founder, Executive. Director of Sanjeevani for u) spoke about, how to identify signs of abuse and what to do about it. She provided education to all women on resources available through her organization.
Lt. Dawn McDermott (sub division-training and emergency services) and Sgt. Karen McCartney (sub division – community relations, public information officer) educated the women on tips of self-defense, how to be vigilant of our surroundings, make spilt second smart decisions to protect ourselves.
Gayatri Rathod a licensed medical esthetician & professional makeup, presented an informative session on secrets for a healthy skin and how to incorporate these small changes into our daily routine
· Fun Filled Entertaining Games for ladies
· Vendor Stalls for shopping
· Delicious Food sponsored by 7 Spices Restaurant, Vernon Hills, IL
· Ladies Fashion Show & Flash MOB dance performed by 25 ladies
· Mashup Song by Soujanya Rallabandi
Telugu Association of Greater Chicago President Ramu Billakanti and Women’s Day chair, Manasa Lattupally thanked all the Board Members, Women’s Day committee and volunteers including Mamtha Lankala, Vandana Reddy, Kranthi Beeram, Deepa Telukunta, Sindhu Kona, Ramadevi Kalli, Mrudula Ravila, Radhika Pavuluri, Pavani Chitta, Prasanthi Tadepalli and TAGC youth volunteers for their efforts in making 2019 TAGC – Womens Day Celebrations a GRAND SUCCESS !!!
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