ATA Vedukalu were held in a grand style in Hotel Taj Krishna on the morning of 30 December. These vedukalu were flagged off by YSR, Jana Reddy and Anam Ram Narayan Reddy. C Narayana Reddy attended the function as the guest.
Speaking on the occasion YSR appreciated the efforts of ATA for keeping the Telugu culture alive in USA. He urged the ATA members to join hands with the government in adapting villages and developing them.
The ATA committee gave away life achievement awards to prominent personality from various walks of lives including Krishnam Raju, Chatla Sriramulu, Ravu Bala Saraswati Devi etc.