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HTA Celebrates Ganesh Puja in Atlanta

The Hindu Temple of Atlanta (HTA) had Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh immersion) at Hindu Temple of Atlanta which is the oldest and biggest temple of Georgia. After nine days of celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, the devotees held a procession under the leadership of Ravi Chander and the entire HTA Board, team members and volunteers. More than 2,500 Indians joined from various communities. Even foreigners were part of this event and participated in all cultural events, and pooja rituals being celebrated.

The special attraction for the Ganesh Puja was live elephant being part of the procession, the helicopter showering rose petals on Lord Ganesh. Many children of the Indian community took part in cultural events and regaled the audience present with their dance, songs and short plays. The procession was held in Savanna which is 5.30 hours from Atlanta in a lake with all traditions to the Lord of removal of obstacles and wisdom, Lord Ganesha.

 

US Consul General Participates In Bathukamma Festival

Telangana Food Festival and Bathukamma Sambaralu was celebrated at Karampodi restaurant, opposite Film Nagar Club, Jubilee Hills. Consul General Katherine B. Hadda, U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad; B. Venkatesham, Secretary Tourism, Govt of Telangana,  Pervaram Ramulu, IPS (Retd), Chairman, TSTDC, CV Shankar Reddy, Asst Director of Tourism, Geetalakshmi, wife of B. Venkatesh and Nadia Modell from Germany, Ajay K. Ramidi  graced the function.

To mark the occasion and celebrate the same, big Bathukammas were arranged at the restaurant. Consul General Katherine B. Hadda went in rounds along with many women and artists from the culture department, Government of Telangana.  She also carried the Bathukamma herself, placed in the centre. Speaking here, B. Venkatesham said: “Bathukamma is the unique festival of natural flowers, women, nature, girl child, water bodies and colours. Though there are many women centric festivals celebrated in India, this is the only festival celebrated by women.”

Abhimanika, Mrs. Universe Contestant Honoured

Physical Literacy days team felicitated Abhimanika Yadav, Mrs. Universe 2017 contestant  & Mrs. Universe Intelligence title winner in the event that was held in Durban, South Africa recently.

“Raahgiri day has given me a platform to get onto the stage about two years ago. I was very nervous to even hold the mike. But it is only because of the platforms like Raahgiri and now Pl days, I gained lot of confidence to go on international platforms. If I was able to deliver a confident speech and win the title of ‘Mrs. Universe Intelligence’, it is all thanks to the knowledge and confidence I gained here,” says Abhimanika. In its Week-33, PL Days theme was encouraging young talent. There are many youngsters with incredible talent who can really do well in sports, arts and culture. But, because of the lack of platforms they are unable to come into the limelight.Many youngsters are being given the platform to prove themselves and get collaborations.

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