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NATS initiates “Adopt a Temple” program.

NATS initiates “Adopt a Temple” program.

Sri C. Ramachandraiah garu applauded NATS efforts in supporting the efforts of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) in protecting, preserving and promoting our centuries old Indian culture and heritage.

 
NATS Vice Chairman Dr. Madhu Korrapati, GHHF founder Dr. V.V. Prakasa Rao and Hon. Minister of Endowments Sri C. Ramachandraiah garu signed a MOU and pledged support to the cause in a ceremony conducted at Ohry’s Indian restaurant in Irving, TX. Kalaratna Dr. Ghazal Srinvias presided over the meeting and elaborated on the importance of temples in our daily lives. President of NATS, Ravi Madala and chairman board of trustees Ranakumar Nadella said in a statement that as part of this MOU, for every dollar raised through this “Adopt a Temple” program the Govt. of AP will match another dollar.

 

An online donation webpage was also launched on NATS website (www.natsworld.org) with a link to “SaveTemples.org”. Members of NATS and NRIs at large will have the opportunity to “Adopt a Temple” from their village/town/city through this online donation facility. Dignitaries from GHHF, Sri Yalamanchi Prasad and Ravi Pattisam were also present. The meeting also was graced by the local Tantex EC members, NATS board of directors; Srinivas Bhavireddy, Vijay Velamuru, Srinvas Koneru and Secretary Ramakrishna Koganti have participated actively. Rajesh Chilukuri commenced the program with a prayer song by Aparna Velamuri and vote of thanks proposed by Jyothi Vanam and a musical performance by Jaya Kalyani and Gopi Peturi, and Desi plaza TV provided media support for the event. Bapu Nuthi, Krishna Korada, Sridhar Kodela, Adi Gelli and many other NATS North Texas team members contributed extensively in putting this ceremony together.

Dr. Madhu Korrapati pledged $1000 donation on-site and was followed by another $1000 pledge by Rao Tiledevara and Krishna Athota pledged $2000 for a temple in his village in Prakasam dist.  
NATS, a service oriented organization believes that temples are one of the pillars of our upbringing and play a significant role in our lives. We should make every effort to improve and preserve our temples which in turn will sustain our rich heritage and culture of mother land India. Regardless of the religious beliefs temples still serve as refuge for the poor and needy by offering food and shelter in distress.   
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas also spoke about NATS biennial conference “America Telugu Sambaralu” to be held in Dallas at the Irving Convention center from July 4th – 6th 2013 and requested all attendees to support NATS’s activities.

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