For an evening of great Telugu banter, there are 2 time-tested options - hanging out with college kids in interior AP, or a kavi sammelan with AP's greatest poets. Here's the better one.
Chelimi Cultural Samithi, in association with Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, is organising a nite of Sarvajit Nama Ugadi Puraskarams and Devulapally Krishna Sastry Memorial Awards, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini-hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally, this Wednesday. The award recipients are:
Ranganath (renowned cine actor)
Imandi Rama Rao (senior journalist)
Ravinutula Suvarna Kannan (novelist)
E Bhavani (Founder and Secretary of Abhinandana Cultural Association)
Alahari (TV and movie director)
Turlapati Rajesh (Editor, Rakshana daily newspaper)
Devulapally Krishna Sastry Memorial Literary Awards
Kondapally Rajendra Raju, Hyderabad
Avanigadda Surya Prakash, Vijayawada
Giriraju Vijayalakshmi, Hyderabad
Vaddadi Lakshmi Subhadra, Vijayawada
Dr N Srinivas, Kanakatapalem
Busa Jangaia Mandali, Hyderabad
Lanka Purnaiah Sastry, Vijayawada.
On this occasion, a kavi sammelan will be organised by all the recipients of the Devulapally Krishna Sastry Memorial Award. The chief guest for the ceremony is Gnanpeeth Awardee, Padmabhushan Dr C Narayana Reddy. The other guest invitees are P C Aditya (President, Digital Films Forum For India), Akula Raghava (literary expert) and Nanduri Rajagopal (Editor, Chinuku Monthly Magzine).
For further details, please contact P M Sundara Rao at 98484-69689.